William E. Waters Middle School

  • William E. Waters Middle School serves 572 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) 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 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • William E. Waters Middle School's student population of 572 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students572 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of William E. Waters Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William E. Waters Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William E. Waters Middle School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. 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#1692 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of William E. Waters 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)
63%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of William E. Waters 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
3%
15%
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Black
66%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in William E. Waters Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
26%
50%
This chart display the percentage of White students in William E. Waters Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William E. Waters Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.500.43
This chart display the diversity score of William E. Waters 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
99%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in William E. Waters 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 Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William E. Waters Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePORTSMOUTH CITY PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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