11600 Catharpin Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Wilderness Elementary School serves 639 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 639 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Wilderness Elementary School's student population of 639 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
639 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Wilderness Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Wilderness Elementary School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1081 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
8%
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Hispanic
20%
18%
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Black
18%
22%
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White
52%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 639 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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