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November 1, 2018

Helping children cope with the violence in our world requires our presence and caring. Preventing violence requires us to teach our children how to have a civil discourse in difficult topics. Teaching compassion requires us to show children how to be a friend to different kinds of people, because though we may appear different on the outside, we are all very similar on the inside.
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Wood Artist Visits

Robert Smith carves pumpkins, but he doesn't do it the same way most people do. He makes his own pumpkins, using a chainsaw!
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James River at a Glance

yearsofexcellence 45

years of excellence in education

teachingfaculty More than 56%

of our teaching faculty members have advanced degrees

financialaid More than 29%

of our families receive financial aid

studentratio 14:1

Our student teacher ratio in K-4

studentratio 16:1

Our student teacher ratio in grades 5-8

performingarts Last year 85%

of students in middle school participated in a performing arts group

teamsport On average 85%

of students in middle school participate in a team sport


No SOL testing

8thgrade Our 8th

graders average above the 85th percentile in national testing

highschoolgrads 100%

of our graduates enter high school with at least 2 high school credits

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