Wilbur S. Pence Middle School

  • Wilbur S. Pence Middle School serves 687 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (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 77% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Wilbur S. Pence Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Wilbur S. Pence Middle School's student population of 687 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students687 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wilbur S. Pence Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wilbur S. Pence Middle School is 0.35, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1088 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wilbur S. Pence Middle 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)
77%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wilbur S. Pence Middle 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 Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
17%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Wilbur S. Pence Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
1%
23%
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White
79%
50%
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wilbur S. Pence Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.350.68
This chart display the diversity score of Wilbur S. Pence Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wilbur S. Pence Middle 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
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wilbur S. Pence Middle 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 NameRockingham Co PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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