Buford Middle School

1000 Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Buford Middle School serves 525 students in grades 7-8.
Buford Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

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Buford Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Buford Middle School's student population of 525 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Rankings

Buford Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buford Middle School is 0.71, which is more 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
#1496 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
16%
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Black
38%
22%
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White
36%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.710.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharlottesville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Buford Middle School is Murray High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Albemarle County Community Public Charter School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Venable Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Charlottesville Venable Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 346 students
    0.7 miles
    406 14th Street Nw
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 245-2418
    0.7 PK-4 346
  • Charlottesville Johnson Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 366 students
    0.8 miles
    1645 Cherry Avenue
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 245-2417
    0.8 PK-4 366
  • Charlottesville Charlottesville Alternative Alternative School

    0.9 miles
    341 11th Street Nw
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 245-2406
    0.9 n/a n/a
  • Charlottesville Albemarle County Community Public Charter School Charter School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 38 students
    1.0 miles
    1200 Forest Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 972-1607
    1 6-8 38
  • Charlottesville Jackson P. Burley Middle School Math: 86% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 565 students
    1.0 miles
    901 Rose Hill Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 295-5101
    1 6-8 565

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