503 Deacon Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Donald B. Dixon-lyle R. Smith Middle School serves 800 students in grades 6-8.
Donald B. Dixon-lyle R. Smith Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 87% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Donald B. Dixon-lyle R. Smith Middle School's student population of 800 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
800 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Donald B. Dixon-lyle R. Smith Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Donald B. Dixon-lyle R. Smith Middle School is 0.51, 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 Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#753 out of 1800 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
16%
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Black
11%
22%
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White
68%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 800 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Btm 50%)

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