Ruffner Middle School

Ruffner Middle School serves 812 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Ruffner Middle School operates within the Norfolk City School District.

Overview

The student population of 812 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 812 students
Ruffner Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Ruffner Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Ruffner 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 0.26 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 12:1 15:1
Ruffner Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
6%
Ruffner Middle School Asian (1993-2013)
Hispanic
2%
12%
Ruffner Middle School Hispanic (1993-2013)
Black
86%
24%
Ruffner Middle School Black (1993-2013)
White
8%
53%
Ruffner Middle School White (1993-2013)
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic Groups Ruffner Middle School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.26 0.41
Ruffner Middle 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.
68%
32%
Ruffner Middle 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.
5%
6%
Ruffner Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 33,902 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Norfolk City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
4
Number of Students Managed 33,902 3,850
District Total Revenue $394 MM $43 MM
District Spending $389 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,441 $11,282
District Spending / Student $11,302 $11,065
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 Booker T. Washington High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Kings Daughters Hosp. Ep. (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tidewater Park Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • NorfolkTidewater Park Elementary School
    1045 East Brambleton Ave
    NorfolkVA 23504
    (757)628-2500
    0.3 mi | 379 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • NorfolkP.b. Young Senior Elementary School
    543 East Olney Rd
    NorfolkVA 23510
    (757)628-2588
    0.7 mi | 457 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • NorfolkBooker T. Washington High School
    1111 Park Ave
    NorfolkVA 23504
    (757)628-3575
    0.7 mi | 1293 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • NorfolkJacox Elementary School
    1300 Marshall Ave
    NorfolkVA 23504
    (757)628-2433
    0.9 mi | 664 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • NorfolkNorfolk Day Reporting Center
    Alternative School
    865 Monticello Ave
    NorfolkVA 23510
    (804)683-8417
    Alternative School

    1 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       

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