L. Douglas Wilder Middle School

  • L. Douglas Wilder Middle School serves 838 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • L. Douglas Wilder Middle School operates within the Henrico County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 838 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 838 students
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender % L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Total Teachers (2001-2015)
Students by Grade L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2015)
Asian
1%
6%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Asian Students (1999-2015)
Hispanic
4%
14%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
92%
23%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Black Students (1999-2015)
White
2%
51%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School White Students (1999-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
5%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups L. Douglas Wilder Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.15 0.42
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Diversity Score (1999-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
34%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
L. Douglas Wilder Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Henrico County School District's student population of 50,971 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,001 in this district is less than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,051 is less than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Henrico County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
81
4
Number of Students Managed 50,971 3,627
Henrico County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $506 MM $41 MM
Henrico County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $508 MM $40 MM
Henrico County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,001 $11,380
Henrico County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,051 $11,077
Henrico County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  10/29/2013
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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