William H. Ruffner Middle School

  • William H. Ruffner Middle School serves 580 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (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 47% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • William H. Ruffner 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 student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • William H. Ruffner Middle School's student population of 580 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students580 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William H. Ruffner 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William H. Ruffner Middle School is 0.10, 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#1763 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
46%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
92%
23%
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White
5%
50%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.100.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorfolk City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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