Wakefield High School

  • Wakefield High School serves 2,104 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 79% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Wakefield High School's student population of 2,104 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,104 students
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Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wakefield High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wakefield High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#877 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wakefield High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wakefield High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
45%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wakefield High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
20%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Wakefield High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
22%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Wakefield High School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Wakefield High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wakefield High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.710.43
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Graduation Rate
78%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Wakefield High School and public school graduation rate of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wakefield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wakefield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameARLINGTON CO PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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