Wakefield High School

Wakefield High School serves 1,622 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Wakefield High School operates within the Arlington County Public s School District.
The school district's 82% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1622 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,622 students
Wakefield High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 91 teachers
Students by Grade Wakefield High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Asian
9%
6%
Hispanic
45%
12%
Black
23%
25%
White
18%
53%
All Ethnic Groups Wakefield High School Sch Ethnicity Wakefield High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.71 0.41
Wakefield High School Diversity Score (1993-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
32%
32%
Wakefield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,892 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Arlington County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
8
Number of Students Managed 21,892 3,801
Graduation Rate 82% 77%
Arlington County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $424 MM $43 MM
Arlington County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $444 MM $42 MM
Arlington County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $21,656 $11,282
Arlington County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $22,629 $11,065
Arlington County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Technical Ed. & Career Center (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Francis Hammond 3 Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Claremont Immersion Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ArlingtonClaremont Immersion Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4700 South Chesterfield Rd
    ArlingtonVA 22206
    (703)228-2500
    Magnet School

    0.1 mi | 578 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ArlingtonAbingdon Elementary School
    3035 South Abingdon St
    ArlingtonVA 22206
    (703)228-6650
    0.8 mi | 507 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ArlingtonRandolph Elementary School
    1306 South Quincy St
    ArlingtonVA 22204
    (703)228-5830
    0.9 mi | 439 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ArlingtonBarcroft Elementary School
    625 South Wakefield St
    ArlingtonVA 22204
    (703)228-5838
    1 mi | 445 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ArlingtonDrew Model Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3500 South 23rd St
    ArlingtonVA 22206
    (703)228-5825
    Magnet School

    1.2 mi | 583 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Arlington, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.45, which is higher than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Arlington is Beckham Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.