Wakefield High

Public 9-12

 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street
       Arlington, VA  22206


 (703) 228-6700

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District: Arlington County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
241st of 326 Virginia High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  2,104

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
44.8%
White:
21.5%
African American:
19.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.8%

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Compare Details In 2018, Wakefield High ranked worse than 73.9% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranked 3rd among 4 ranked high schools in the Arlington County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.74. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Wakefield High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (44.8%), White (21.5%), African American (19.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 42.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Arlington County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wakefield High is 15, which is the 2nd best among 4 high schools in the Arlington County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Wakefield High employs 140.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Wakefield High:

SchoolDigger ranks Wakefield High 241st of 326 Virginia public high schools. (See Wakefield High in the ranking list.)

Arlington County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Arlington County Public Schools 29th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Wakefield High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 20.37 294th 308 4.5%
2006 20.24 298th 314 5.1%
2007 35.74 244th 313 22.0%
2008 24.13 285th 316 9.8%
2009 29.35 263rd 313 16.0%
2010 28.91 272nd 317 14.2%
2011 31.80 256th 320 20.0%
2012 33.31 252nd 321 21.5%
2013 41.86 195th 321 39.3%
2014 40.46 206th 322 36.0%
2015 43.14 187th 322 41.9%
2016 33.78 244th 321 24.0%
2017 33.89 251st 324 22.5%
2018 35.74 241st 326 26.1%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Open Quote Admin is very poor and has a clear problem with dealing with the overwhelming diverse student population. Classic discriminatory practices and overall neglect. Poor cafeteria and little to no student clubs and activities. Poor encouragement from teachers. Needs basic diversity training and a better management over student achievement Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Open Quote Special education is not good. Very disappointed with quality of teaching from the special education teachers. Administration does not care. If you have a child who requires special education services, stay on top of it! Don't be afraid to take action. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wakefield High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1433 1428
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1465 1460
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1593 1593
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1604 1599
1993 385 371 262 577 3 n/a n/a 0 1598
1994 405 430 266 641 2 n/a n/a 0 1744
1995 328 447 230 689 1 n/a n/a 0 1695
1996 328 447 230 689 1 n/a n/a 0 1695
1997 318 477 229 640 0 n/a n/a 0 1664
1998 294 529 210 644 0 n/a n/a 0 1677
1999 365 543 224 681 2 n/a n/a 0 1815
2000 362 550 220 708 2 n/a n/a 0 1838
2001 345 503 214 741 1 n/a n/a 0 1804
2002 329 469 209 926 3 n/a n/a 0 1936
2003 329 469 209 926 3 n/a n/a 0 1936
2004 334 484 205 884 2 n/a n/a 2 1911
2005 302 430 168 813 1 n/a n/a 4 1718
2006 326 465 172 800 0 n/a n/a 4 1767
2007 320 450 180 764 0 n/a n/a 4 1718
2008 288 440 172 743 1 n/a n/a 4 1648
2009 282 434 186 817 3 n/a n/a 5 1727
2010 264 428 175 743 3 n/a n/a 10 1623
2011 257 407 167 825 5 1 47 0 1709
2012 292 380 157 743 3 1 46 0 1622
2013 291 367 173 712 6 0 46 0 1595
2014 322 389 186 726 8 0 63 0 1694
2015 382 411 173 831 6 5 73 0 1881
2016 419 416 179 851 6 6 85 0 1962
2017 453 416 180 943 6 5 101 0 2104

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Wakefield High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1428 96.6 14.7 n/a
1990 1460 96.7 15.0 n/a
1991 1593 114.9 13.8 n/a
1992 1599 117.0 13.6 n/a
1993 1598 113.7 14.1 n/a
1994 1744 194.1 n/a 36.8
1995 1695 n/a 0.0 36.5
1996 1695 n/a 0.0 36.5
1997 1664 n/a 0.0 35.8
1998 1677 n/a 0.0 38.0
1999 1815 127.0 14.3 34.3
2000 1838 n/a 0.0 31.4
2001 1804 115.0 15.7 36.6
2002 1936 181.2 10.7 43.2
2003 1936 181.2 10.7 43.2
2004 1911 121.7 15.7 40.5
2005 1718 126.7 13.6 45.1
2006 1767 115.0 15.4 46.9
2007 1718 121.2 14.2 39.6
2008 1648 84.4 19.5 36.7
2009 1727 82.6 20.9 40.9
2010 1623 80.4 20.1 42.2
2011 1709 71.2 23.9 37.0
2012 1622 90.8 17.8 41.7
2013 1595 94.9 16.7 43.3
2014 1694 108.2 15.6 42.1
2015 1881 119.0 15.8 41.2
2016 1962 128.0 15.3 42.2
2017 2104 140.2 15.0 42.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Wakefield High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1428 96.6 14.7 n/a
1990 1460 96.7 15.0 n/a
1991 1593 114.9 13.8 n/a
1992 1599 117.0 13.6 n/a
1993 1598 113.7 14.1 n/a
1994 1744 194.1 n/a 36.8
1995 1695 n/a 0.0 36.5
1996 1695 n/a 0.0 36.5
1997 1664 n/a 0.0 35.8
1998 1677 n/a 0.0 38.0
1999 1815 127.0 14.3 34.3
2000 1838 n/a 0.0 31.4
2001 1804 115.0 15.7 36.6
2002 1936 181.2 10.7 43.2
2003 1936 181.2 10.7 43.2
2004 1911 121.7 15.7 40.5
2005 1718 126.7 13.6 45.1
2006 1767 115.0 15.4 46.9
2007 1718 121.2 14.2 39.6
2008 1648 84.4 19.5 36.7
2009 1727 82.6 20.9 40.9
2010 1623 80.4 20.1 42.2
2011 1709 71.2 23.9 37.0
2012 1622 90.8 17.8 41.7
2013 1595 94.9 16.7 43.3
2014 1694 108.2 15.6 42.1
2015 1881 119.0 15.8 41.2
2016 1962 128.0 15.3 42.2
2017 2104 140.2 15.0 42.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education.

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