L. Douglas Wilder Middle School

L. Douglas Wilder Middle School serves 936 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School operates within the Henrico County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 936 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 936 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Students by Grade L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less 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 14:1 15:1
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2013)
Hispanic
2%
12%
Black
92%
25%
White
2%
53%
All Ethnic Groups L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Sch Ethnicity L. Douglas Wilder 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.
0.15 0.41
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Diversity Score (1998-2013)
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.
66%
32%
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.
9%
7%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 83,551 students has grown by 70% over five years.
School District Name Henrico County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
68
8
Number of Students Managed 83,551 3,801
District Total Revenue $510 MM $43 MM
Henrico County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $541 MM $42 MM
Henrico County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,415 $11,282
Henrico County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,042 $11,065
Henrico 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 Henrico High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Henderson Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chamberlayne Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RichmondChamberlayne Elementary School
    8200 St Charles Rd
    RichmondVA 23227
    (804)261-5030
    1.2 mi | 476 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • RichmondHenrico High School
    Magnet School
    302 Azalea Ave
    RichmondVA 23227
    (804)228-2700
    Magnet School

    1.3 mi | 1727 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • RichmondLaburnum Elementary School
    500 Meriwether Ave
    RichmondVA 23222
    (804)228-2720
    1.7 mi | 546 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • RichmondReal Special Ed. Center
    Special Education School
    4929 Chamberlayne Ave
    RichmondVA 23227
    (804)780-6010
    Special Education School

    1.9 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       
  • RichmondHenderson Middle School
    4319 Old Brook Rd
    RichmondVA 23227
    (804)780-8288
    2.1 mi | 570 students | Gr. 6-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 29, 2013 - I am a PROUD parent of a seventh grade student at Wilder Middle School. I would like to say that since entering the 6th grade a WMS my son has had a great experience with faculty, staff and students alike. I want to say that the teachers, support staff and the administration work hard to give the students what they deserve in a good education and a safe enviroment. They work hard daily to changing the negative image and the negative publicity that it sometimes receive. By no means am I saying that Wilder Middle School is "perfect", however, what I am saying is that it is a school taking great strides to a positive future for the students currently attending and the students to come!!!!!! - Posted by Parent

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