Dan River Middle School

Dan River Middle School serves 519 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Dan River Middle School operates within the Pittsylvania County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 519 students
Dan River Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Students by Grade Dan River Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 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 13:1 15:1
Hispanic
1%
12%
Black
30%
25%
White
68%
53%
All Ethnic Groups Dan River Middle School Sch Ethnicity Dan River 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.
0.45 0.41
Dan River 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.
48%
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.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,882 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Pittsylvania County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
8
Number of Students Managed 9,882 3,801
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $90 MM $43 MM
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $109 MM $42 MM
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,683 $11,282
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,737 $11,065
Pittsylvania 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 Dan River High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westwood Middle School (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kentuck Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RinggoldKentuck Elementary School
    100 Kentuck Elementary Circle
    RinggoldVA 24586
    (434)822-5944
    0.1 mi | 602 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • RinggoldDan River High School
    100 Dan River Wildcat Circle
    RinggoldVA 24586
    (434)822-7081
    0.5 mi | 676 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • BlairsSouthside Elementary School
    440 East Witt Rd
    BlairsVA 24527
    (434)836-0006
    4.4 mi | 521 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • DanvilleGlenwood Elementary School
    1540 Halifax Rd
    DanvilleVA 24540
    (434)799-5129
    5.5 mi | 231 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • DanvilleRegional Alternative/pittslvania Co
    Alternative School
    1601a Franklin Turnpike
    DanvilleVA 24540
    (804)432-4920
    Alternative School

    5.6 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       

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Did You Know?
Pittsylvania County, 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 0.43, which is higher than the Virginia average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Pittsylvania County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.