Booker T. Washington High School

  • Booker T. Washington High School serves 1,016 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 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 50%.

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School Overview

  • Booker T. Washington High School's student population of 1,016 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,016 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Booker T. Washington High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Booker T. Washington High School is 0.27, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1261 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
80%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
14%
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Black
85%
23%
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White
7%
50%
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Booker T. Washington High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.270.68
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Graduation Rate
74%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
35%
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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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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