William Ruffner Middle School (Closed 2010)

1601 Ferncliff Ave Nw
Roanoke, VA 24017
(School attendance zone shown in map)
William Ruffner Middle School served 445 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 was equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment was 88% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
445 students
This chart display total students of William Ruffner Middle School by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of William Ruffner Middle School by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of William Ruffner Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2009-2010 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of William Ruffner Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in William Ruffner Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in William Ruffner Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Black
81%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in William Ruffner Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
White
12%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in William Ruffner Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
6%
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William Ruffner Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score
0.33
This chart display the diversity score of William Ruffner Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in William Ruffner Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William Ruffner Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2009-2010 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Recent Articles

All-Girl Public High Schools: Improving Confidence and College Success
All-Girl Public High Schools: Improving Confidence and College Success
While all-girl public high schools are not prevalent, their advantages are significant. Learn about the academic and social benefits of an all-girls education.
4 Ways Parents Can Turn a Campus into a Top Public School
4 Ways Parents Can Turn a Campus into a Top Public School
Every campus has the potential to become a top public school. Learn about what you can do as a parent to improve your child's public school.
Segregation: A Modern Problem for Public Schools in the South
Segregation: A Modern Problem for Public Schools in the South
Learn about the unfortunate cases of segregation that are arising in public schools in the South, as well as the legal rulings forcing desegregation once again.