Wilbur S. Pence Middle School

375 Bowman Road
Dayton, VA 22821
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Wilbur S. Pence Middle School serves 724 students in grades 6-8.
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 2017-18 school year.
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 79% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Wilbur S. Pence Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Wilbur S. Pence Middle School's student population of 724 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students724 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

Wilbur S. Pence Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Wilbur S. Pence Middle School is 0.38, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1035 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
74%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
16%
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Black
2%
22%
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White
77%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.380.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockingham County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wilbur S. Pence Middle School is Harrisonburg High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Montevideo Middle School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Penn Laird Montevideo Middle School Math: 80% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 733 students
    0.0 miles
    7648 Mcgaheysville Rd
    Penn Laird, VA 22846
    (540) 289-3401
    0 6-8 733
  • Harrisonburg Pleasant Valley Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 206 students
    2.2 miles
    215 Pleasant Valley Rd
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-4557
    2.2 PK-5 206
  • Harrisonburg Harrisonburg High School Math: 71% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,798 student
    2.3 miles
    1001 Garbers Church Road
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 433-2652
    2.3 9-12 1,798
  • Harrisonburg Massanutten Technical Center Vocational School

    2.3 miles
    325 Pleasant Valley Rd
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 434-5961
    2.3 n/a n/a
  • Bridgewater John W. Wayland Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 573 students
    2.4 miles
    801 North Main St
    Bridgewater, VA 22812
    (540) 828-6081
    2.4 PK-5 573

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