Booker T Washington High School

1111 Park Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Booker T Washington High School serves 927 students in grades 9-12.
Booker T Washington High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Booker T Washington High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Booker T Washington High School's student population of 927 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students927 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

Booker T Washington High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Booker T Washington High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1335 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
61%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
16%
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Black
81%
22%
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White
7%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.340.68
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Graduation Rate
71%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorfolk City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Booker T Washington High School is Matthew Fontaine Maury High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is William H. Ruffner Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jacox Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Norfolk Jacox Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 684 students
    0.2 miles
    1300 Marshall Ave
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 628-2433
    0.2 PK-5 684
  • Norfolk Richard Bowling Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 575 students
    0.7 miles
    2700 E. Princess Anne Rd.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 628-2515
    0.7 PK-5 575
  • Norfolk Tidewater Park Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 285 students
    0.7 miles
    1045 E Brambleton Ave
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 628-2500
    0.7 3-5 285
  • Norfolk William H. Ruffner Middle School Math: 46% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 580 students
    0.7 miles
    610 May Ave.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 628-2466
    0.7 6-8 580
  • Norfolk Chesterfield Academy Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 366 students
    0.9 miles
    2915 Westminster Ave
    Norfolk, VA 23504
    (757) 628-2544
    0.9 PK-5 366

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