Wakefield High School

  • Wakefield High School serves 1,881 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Wakefield High School operates within the Arlington County School District.
  • Arlington County School District's 84% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1881 students has grown by 15% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,881 students
Wakefield High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Wakefield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 119 teachers
Wakefield High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Wakefield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more 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 16:1 16:1
Wakefield High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
9%
6%
Wakefield High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
45%
14%
Wakefield High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
22%
23%
Wakefield High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
21%
51%
Wakefield High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Wakefield High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
5%
Wakefield High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Wakefield High 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.
0.70 0.42
Wakefield High 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.
31%
34%
Wakefield High 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.
9%
6%
Wakefield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Arlington County School District's student population of 24,559 students has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $21,258 is higher than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $21,547 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Arlington County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
37
4
Number of Students Managed 24,559 3,627
Arlington County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 79%
Arlington County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $500 MM $41 MM
Arlington County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $506 MM $40 MM
Arlington County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $21,258 $11,380
Arlington County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $21,547 $11,077
Arlington County 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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