Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

105 Mustang Alley
Falls Church, VA 22043
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 586 students in grades 6-8, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 88% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 586 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : Top 10% in VA
  • : 81% (Top 5%)
  • : 88% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School's student population of 586 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
586 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School ranks within the top 10% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#115 out of 1792 schools
(Top 10%)
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(20-21)
81%
54%
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(20-21)
88%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
18%
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Black
3%
22%
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White
61%
46%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
14%
7%
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0.59
This chart display the diversity score of Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School's ranking?
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School is ranked #115 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School often compared to?
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Longfellow Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
81% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 88% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
How many students attend Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School?
586 students attend Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School?
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School offer ?
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School part of?
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School is part of Falls Church City PBLC Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 586 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 81% (Top 5%)
  • : 88% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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