Blue Ridge Elementary School

Summary:

Blue Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 407 and is part of the Jefferson County Schools district.

Despite being part of a district ranked 13 out of 55 in the state with a 4-star rating, Blue Ridge Elementary School has consistently underperformed compared to the district and state averages in standardized test scores, with only 24.6% of 3rd graders, 18.5% of 4th graders, and 8.3% of 5th graders proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the district's 49.9%, 43.1%, and 38.8%, respectively. The school's performance has declined over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 196 out of 399 elementary schools in 2016-2017 to 359 out of 368 in 2022-2023, and its SchoolDigger star rating decreasing from 3 stars to 0 stars during this period. Additionally, the school has a higher percentage of White students (83.29%) and a lower percentage of African American students (0.25%) compared to the surrounding schools, as well as a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds (49.1% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch).

When compared to nearby schools within the Jefferson County Schools district, such as Shepherdstown Elementary, South Jefferson Elementary, and C.W. Shipley Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary School's academic performance is significantly lower, and its student-teacher ratio of 15.3 is relatively high compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 8.8 to 16.9 students per teacher. These factors suggest that Blue Ridge Elementary School may face unique challenges in providing individualized attention and support to its students, which could be contributing to its academic underperformance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 18866 Charles Town Rd
       Harpers Ferry, WV  25425-5503


(304) 725-2995

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
359th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,943 Help


Students who attend Blue Ridge Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Harpers Ferry Middle School
High:    Washington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  407

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.3%
Hispanic:
10.6%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.1% Help


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Compare Details Blue Ridge Elementary School ranks worse than 97.6% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks last among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.3%), Hispanic (10.6%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blue Ridge Elementary School is 15.3. 6 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blue Ridge Elementary School is $9,943, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blue Ridge Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Blue Ridge Elementary School 359th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Blue Ridge Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Schools 13th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 55.11 180th 420 57.1%
2010 55.08 158th 427 63.0%
2011 49.66 206th 426 51.6%
2012 42.27 253rd 426 40.6%
2013 51.45 183rd 428 57.2%
2014 41.15 268th 422 36.5%
2015 53.85 175th 408 57.1%
2016 38.95 269th 402 33.1%
2017 51.60 196th 399 50.9%
2018 39.09 249th 392 36.5%
2019 19.01 346th 383 9.7%
2021 15.30 361st 380 5.0%
2022 22.00 328th 375 12.5%
2023 10.55 359th 368 2.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 60.04 58th 218 73.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 35.87 60th 98 38.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 56.37 100th 377 73.5%
2018 50.66 111th 258 57.0%
2019 27.61 150th 185 18.9%
2023 32.44 138th 180 23.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.19 145th 382 62.0%
2018 40.11 241st 368 34.5%
2021 13.77 332nd 335 0.9%
2022 17.55 332nd 347 4.3%
2023 6.69 333rd 333 0.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.28 13th 16 18.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 62.37 114th 381 70.1%
2018 55.78 146th 366 60.1%
2019 30.00 262nd 339 22.7%
2021 17.62 307th 322 4.7%
2022 22.74 286th 325 12.0%
2023 9.71 311th 317 1.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 52.09 56th 146 61.6%
2022 41.50 89th 154 42.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 42.62 231st 382 39.5%
2018 23.90 320th 364 12.1%
2019 15.85 321st 338 5.0%
2021 17.14 313th 333 6.0%
2022 26.54 268th 330 18.8%
2023 14.63 306th 322 5.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 18.72 182nd 187 2.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 42.08 88th 156 43.6%
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Rank History for White students at Blue Ridge Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 54.27 162nd 382 57.6%
2018 40.51 231st 374 38.2%
2019 17.78 346th 373 7.2%
2021 14.43 362nd 376 3.7%
2022 22.84 322nd 373 13.7%
2023 9.57 360th 366 1.6%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 475 475
1990 498 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1991 535 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1992 549 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1993 441 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1994 411 0 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1995 421 4 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1996 421 4 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1997 416 1 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1998 421 1 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 433
1999 396 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2000 380 2 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2001 367 2 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 372
2002 325 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 330
2003 325 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 330
2004 454 4 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 463
2005 451 6 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 463
2006 454 6 4 18 0 n/a n/a 0 482
2007 445 13 1 18 0 n/a n/a 0 477
2008 436 10 4 16 0 n/a n/a 0 466
2009 416 14 5 16 1 n/a n/a 0 452
2010 418 14 4 19 0 0 0 0 455
2011 394 14 4 18 0 0 3 0 433
2012 392 16 4 18 0 0 1 0 431
2013 251 8 2 14 0 0 3 0 278
2014 252 8 1 16 0 0 5 0 282
2015 277 4 1 14 0 0 6 0 302
2016 293 2 0 18 0 0 8 0 321
2017 417 5 0 35 0 0 20 0 477
2018 411 8 1 39 0 0 16 0 475
2019 389 7 2 45 0 0 16 0 459
2020 379 4 3 41 0 0 16 0 443
2021 334 5 3 36 0 0 13 0 391
2022 339 3 3 47 0 0 13 0 405
2023 339 1 2 43 0 0 22 0 407

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 475 27.7 17.1 n/a
1990 503 27.3 18.4 22.7
1991 539 30.6 17.6 26.5
1992 551 30.5 18.0 30.7
1993 445 29.0 15.3 37.5
1994 419 27.2 15.4 35.1
1995 435 27.2 16.0 35.6
1996 435 27.2 16.0 35.6
1997 428 27.0 15.9 36.4
1998 433 26.0 16.7 31.4
1999 402 28.4 14.2 45
2000 386 30.3 12.7 39.9
2001 372 32.2 11.6 36
2002 330 23.4 14.1 36.7
2003 330 23.4 14.1 36.7
2004 463 28.2 16.4 30.9
2005 463 31.5 14.7 31.1
2006 482 32.0 15.1 35.7
2007 477 31.8 15.0 36.7
2008 466 30.6 15.2 36.9
2009 452 32.3 14.0 39.4
2010 455 31.1 14.6 38.2
2011 433 32.5 13.2 41.6
2012 431 28.2 15.2 49
2013 278 18.4 15.0 51.1
2014 282 18.7 15.0 55.3
2015 302 18.0 16.7 33.1
2016 321 20.0 16.0 39.6
2017 477 19.5 24.4 47.4
2018 475 19.5 24.3 55.4
2019 459 28.0 16.3 54.2
2020 443 17.5 25.3 56.2
2021 391 27.0 14.4 49.1
2022 405 25.5 15.8 n/a
2023 407 26.5 15.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 475 27.7 17.1 n/a
1990 503 27.3 18.4 22.7
1991 539 30.6 17.6 26.5
1992 551 30.5 18.0 30.7
1993 445 29.0 15.3 37.5
1994 419 27.2 15.4 35.1
1995 435 27.2 16.0 35.6
1996 435 27.2 16.0 35.6
1997 428 27.0 15.9 36.4
1998 433 26.0 16.7 31.4
1999 402 28.4 14.2 45
2000 386 30.3 12.7 39.9
2001 372 32.2 11.6 36
2002 330 23.4 14.1 36.7
2003 330 23.4 14.1 36.7
2004 463 28.2 16.4 30.9
2005 463 31.5 14.7 31.1
2006 482 32.0 15.1 35.7
2007 477 31.8 15.0 36.7
2008 466 30.6 15.2 36.9
2009 452 32.3 14.0 39.4
2010 455 31.1 14.6 38.2
2011 433 32.5 13.2 41.6
2012 431 28.2 15.2 49
2013 278 18.4 15.0 51.1
2014 282 18.7 15.0 55.3
2015 302 18.0 16.7 33.1
2016 321 20.0 16.0 39.6
2017 477 19.5 24.4 47.4
2018 475 19.5 24.3 55.4
2019 459 28.0 16.3 54.2
2020 443 17.5 25.3 56.2
2021 391 27.0 14.4 49.1
2022 405 25.5 15.8 n/a
2023 407 26.5 15.3 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Blue Ridge Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,247 (12.5%) $8,695 (87.4%) $9,943

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 346th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 359th of 368 Elementary schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blue Ridge Elementary School)40.424.6
 15.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)48.649.9
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.951.6
 0.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ridge Elementary School)35.117.5
 17.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)46.534.4
 12.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4439.9
 4.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blue Ridge Elementary School)36.118.5
 17.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)46.143.1
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.345.7
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ridge Elementary School)37.722.2
 15.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)49.444.6
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.844.2
 4.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blue Ridge Elementary School)23.18.3
 14.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)41.838.8
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Ridge Elementary School)27.726.7
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)53.445.1
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.244.3
 2.9%
5th Grade Science (Blue Ridge Elementary School)16.923.3
 6.4%
   5th Grade Science (Jefferson County Schools)45.837.5
 8.3%
   5th Grade Science (West Virginia)35.430.8
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students459407
 11.3%
African American71
 85.7%
American Indian00
Asian22
Hispanic4543
 4.4%
Pacific Islander00
White389339
 12.9%
Two or More Races1622
 37.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Ridge Elementary School

Blue Ridge Elementary School ranks in the bottom 2.4% of West Virginia elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 407 students attended Blue Ridge Elementary School.

Students who attend Blue Ridge Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Harpers Ferry Middle School
High : Washington High School

Students at Blue Ridge Elementary School are 83% White, 11% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Education.

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