Ruffner Middle School

  • Ruffner Middle School serves 791 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Ruffner Middle School operates within the Norfolk City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 791 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 791 students
Ruffner Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ruffner Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Ruffner Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Ruffner Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 16:1
Ruffner Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
6%
Ruffner Middle School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
1%
14%
Ruffner Middle School Black Students (1994-2015)
Black
92%
23%
Ruffner Middle School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
6%
51%
Ruffner Middle School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ruffner Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
5%
Ruffner Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Ruffner 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 0.67
Ruffner Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
72%
34%
Ruffner Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
4%
6%
Ruffner Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Norfolk City School District's student population of 32,290 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,100 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 $11,121 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Norfolk City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
51
4
Number of Students Managed 32,290 3,627
Norfolk City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $362 MM $41 MM
Norfolk City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $363 MM $40 MM
Norfolk City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,100 $11,380
Norfolk City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,121 $11,077
Norfolk City 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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