Ruffner Middle School

  • Ruffner Middle School serves 794 students in grades 6 - 8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • Ruffner Middle School operates within the Norfolk City School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 794 students has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 794 students
Ruffner Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ruffner Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Ruffner Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Ruffner Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 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
Ruffner Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Ruffner Middle School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
2%
13%
Ruffner Middle School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
88%
23%
Ruffner Middle School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
7%
52%
Ruffner Middle School White Students (1994-2014)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ruffner Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Ruffner Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.22 0.42
Ruffner Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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%
33%
Ruffner Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
5%
6%
Ruffner Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Norfolk City School District's student population of 32,597 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,411 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,442 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Norfolk City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
4
Number of Students Managed 32,597 3,815
Norfolk City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $388 MM $42 MM
Norfolk City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $389 MM $42 MM
Norfolk City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,411 $10,576
Norfolk City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,442 $10,658
Norfolk City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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