L. Douglas Wilder Middle School

6900 Wilkinson Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 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).

Top Placements

L. Douglas Wilder Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

L. Douglas Wilder Middle School's student population of 810 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students810 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

L. Douglas Wilder Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1761 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
43%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
89%
22%
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White
3%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.210.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHenrico County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to L. Douglas Wilder Middle School is Henrico High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Henderson Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chamberlayne Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Richmond Chamberlayne Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 429 students
    1.2 miles
    8200 St Charles Rd
    Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 261-5030
    1.2 PK-5 429
  • Richmond Henrico High School Magnet School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,746 student
    1.3 miles
    302 Azalea Ave
    Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 228-2700
    1.3 9-12 1,746
  • Richmond Laburnum Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 559 students
    1.7 miles
    500 Meriwether Ave
    Richmond, VA 23222
    (804) 228-2720
    1.7 PK-5 559
  • Richmond Real Special Ed Center Special Education School

    1.9 miles
    4929 Chamberlayne Ave.
    Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 780-6010
    1.9 n/a n/a
  • Richmond Henderson Middle School Math: 26% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 420 students
    2.1 miles
    4319 Old Brook Rd
    Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 780-8288
    2.1 6-8 420

School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
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.
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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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