5800 N Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Swanson Middle School serves 1,305 students in grades 6-8.
Swanson Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Swanson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Swanson Middle School's student population of 1,305 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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School Rankings

Swanson Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Swanson Middle School is 0.53, 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 Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#182 out of 1800 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
16%
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Black
4%
22%
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White
66%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Btm 50%)

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