Westwood Middle School

500 Apollo Ave,

Danville, VA, 24540-4265

Tel: (434)797-8860
Grades: 6-8

404 students

Westwood Middle School serves 404 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Westwood Middle School operates within the Danville City Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 404 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 404 students
Westwood Middle School Total Students (1996-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Westwood Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Westwood Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Westwood Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Westwood Middle School Asian (2008-2011)
Hispanic
5%
12%
Westwood Middle School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
73%
25%
Westwood Middle School Black (1996-2012)
White
20%
53%
Westwood Middle School White (1996-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Westwood Middle School Sch Ethnicity Westwood Middle 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.
0.43 0.84
Westwood Middle School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
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.
69%
32%
Westwood Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2012)
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.
11%
7%
Westwood Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,405 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Danville City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
6
Number of Students Managed 6,405 3,926
Danville City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $76 MM n/a
Danville City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $75 MM n/a
Danville City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,563 $0
Danville City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,391 $0
Danville City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is George Washington High School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is O. Trent Bonner Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodberry Hills Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Danville O. Trent Bonner Middle School
    300 Apollo Ave
    Danville , VA , 24540
    (434)799-6446
    0.3  mi  |  560  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Danville Adult & Career Education Center
    Alternative School
    141 Goode St
    Danville , VA , 24541
    (434)799-6471
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Danville Woodberry Hills Elementary School
    614 Audubon Dr
    Danville , VA , 24540
    (434)799-6466
    0.5  mi  |  283  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Danville George Washington High School
    701 Broad St
    Danville , VA , 24541
    (434)799-6410
    0.8  mi  |  1363  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Danville Langston Focus School
    Alternative School
    228 Cleveland St
    Danville , VA , 24541
    (434)799-5249
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  170  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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Danville, 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 0.19, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Danville is East Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.