Wakefield High School

Wakefield High School serves 1,694 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Wakefield High School operates within the Arlington County School District.
Arlington County School District's 84% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 1694 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 108 teachers has grown by 52% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,694 students
Wakefield High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Wakefield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 108 teachers
Wakefield High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Wakefield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Wakefield High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
11%
6%
Wakefield High School Asian Students (1993-2013)
Hispanic
43%
13%
Wakefield High School Black Students (1993-2013)
Black
23%
23%
Wakefield High School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
20%
52%
Wakefield High School White Students (1993-2013)
Two or more races
3%
5%
Wakefield High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.72 0.42
Wakefield High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
31%
33%
Wakefield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
10%
6%
Wakefield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Arlington County School District's student population of 23,499 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 71% over five years.
The revenue/student of $21,102 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $21,886 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Arlington County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
37
4
Number of Students Managed 23,499 3,815
Arlington County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 79%
Arlington County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $428 MM $42 MM
Arlington County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $444 MM $42 MM
Arlington County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $21,102 $10,576
Arlington County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $21,886 $10,658
Arlington County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Technical Ed. & Career Center (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Francis C Hammond Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Claremont Immersion Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • ArlingtonClaremont Immersion Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 727 students
    0.1 miles
    4700 South Chesterfield Rd
    ArlingtonVA 22206
    (703)228-2500
    0.1PK-5727
  • ArlingtonAbingdon Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 579 students
    0.8 miles
    3035 South Abingdon St
    ArlingtonVA 22206
    (703)228-6650
    0.8PK-5579
  • ArlingtonRandolph Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 428 students
    0.9 miles
    1306 South Quincy St
    ArlingtonVA 22204
    (703)228-5830
    0.9PK-5428
  • ArlingtonBarcroft Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 499 students
    1 miles
    625 South Wakefield St
    ArlingtonVA 22204
    (703)228-5838
    1PK-5499
  • ArlingtonDrew Model Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 640 students
    1.2 miles
    3500 South 23rd St
    ArlingtonVA 22206
    (703)228-5825
    1.2PK-5640

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