L. Douglas Wilder Middle School
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School serves 810 students in grades 6-8.
L. Douglas Wilder 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 68% (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 51% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School's student population of 810 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
L. Douglas Wilder 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 L. Douglas Wilder Middle School is 0.21, 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
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1679 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education
I am a new 6th grader at Wilder. It has a great opportunity for gifted 6th graders. The program I attend is called GYSA. I have made many friends in less than 5 whole weeks.
I am a PROUD parent of a seventh grade student at Wilder Middle School. I would like to say that since entering the 6th grade a WMS my son has had a great experience with faculty, staff and students alike. I want to say that the teachers, support staff and the administration work hard to give the students what they deserve in a good education and a safe enviroment. They work hard daily to changing the negative image and the negative publicity that it sometimes receive. By no means am I saying that Wilder Middle School is "perfect", however, what I am saying is that it is a school taking great strides to a positive future for the students currently attending and the students to come!!!!!!
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