Wilderness Elementary School

11600 Catharpin Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Wilderness Elementary School serves 716 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Wilderness Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (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 75% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Wilderness Elementary School's student population of 716 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students716 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Wilderness Elementary 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 Wilderness Elementary School is 0.61, 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
#1007 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
80%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
18%
22%
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White
58%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.610.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSpotsylvania County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wilderness Elementary School is Riverbend High School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ni River Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Smith Station Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fredericksburg Smith Station Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 677 students
    0.0 miles
    7320 Smith Station Road
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 786-5443
    0 PK-5 677
  • Spotsylvania Ni River Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 723 students
    0.1 miles
    11632 Catharpin Rd
    Spotsylvania, VA 22553
    (540) 785-3990
    0.1 6-8 723
  • Spotsylvania Brock Road Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 654 students
    1.9 miles
    10207 Brock Rd
    Spotsylvania, VA 22553
    (540) 972-3870
    1.9 PK-5 654
  • Fredericksburg Freedom Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 769 students
    3.7 miles
    7315 Smith Station Rd.
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 548-1030
    3.7 6-8 769
  • Fredericksburg Chancellor Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
    4.4 miles
    5995 Plank Rd
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 786-6123
    4.4 PK-5 443

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