Wakefield High School

  • Wakefield High School serves 1,881 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • 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 17% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,881 students
Wakefield High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Wakefield High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
Wakefield High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeWakefield High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Wakefield High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
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%
52%
Wakefield High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
3%
5%
Wakefield High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWakefield High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA 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.
0.700.66
Wakefield High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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 (1995-2015)
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 (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Arlington County School District's student population of 22,250 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 71% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,973 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $19,677 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District NameArlington County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
33
4
Number of Students Managed22,2503,627
Arlington County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate84%79%
Arlington County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$428 MM$42 MM
Arlington County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$444 MM$42 MM
Arlington County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$18,973$10,576
Arlington County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$19,677$10,658
Arlington County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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