Whitman Middle

Public 7-8

 2500 Parkers Ln
       Alexandria, VA  22306


(703) 660-2400

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
381st of 424 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,900 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  1,020

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.7%
African American:
27.1%
White:
16.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.1%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Whitman Middle ranks worse than 89.9% of middle schools in Virginia. It also ranks last among 23 ranked middle schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.28. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Whitman Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.7%), African American (27.1%), White (16.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Whitman Middle is 12.9, which is the 9th best among 23 middle schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whitman Middle is $10,900, which is the 7th highest among 23 middle schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Whitman Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Whitman Middle 381st of 424 Virginia public middle schools. (See Whitman Middle in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 40th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Whitman Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 43.69 237th 340 30.3%
2006 44.60 234th 383 38.9%
2007 36.16 305th 387 21.2%
2008 34.59 296th 391 24.3%
2009 33.02 301st 390 22.8%
2010 35.78 304th 408 25.5%
2011 22.76 366th 413 11.4%
2012 33.03 322nd 413 22.0%
2013 27.15 333rd 416 20.0%
2014 28.82 317th 416 23.8%
2015 28.38 325th 412 21.1%
2016 33.37 300th 409 26.7%
2017 20.87 368th 415 11.3%
2018 24.43 354th 413 14.3%
2019 18.28 381st 424 10.1%

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

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by a citizen
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Open Quote 2017-2018 marked brand new leadership for Whitman. The principal is not as solid as previous leadership, and there has been a decline in behavioral expectations. School is riddled with behavioral and discipline issues. A lot of leniency is afforded to kids with behavioral issues from the admin at the expense of the other students without issues and staff morale. Because of low staff morale there is high turnover. Honors curriculum is substandard, not rigorous, particularly English. Advanced math courses are the best, and it is due to a couple of great teachers. Is supposed to be an IB school, but the IB program is not implemented across the curriculum, with counselors and staff not fully understanding details of an IB program, and no "buy-in" from staff. The counseling department needs A LOT of leadership and significant development cultivation. There seems to be very little accountability within the counseling depart. If there is a comprehensive school counseling program that includes academic development, it is a mystery. Whitman's student demographic requires a lot of social and emotional intervention from counseling depart, which takes over academic guidance. Communication with parents from admin is insufficient, very generic, and is usually an afterthought. Teachers are mostly good at responding to parent inquiries, and stay after school one day/week for student assistance. New principal definitely needs to step up his game. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Open Quote New leadership is really turning this school around. The Principal is solid and the faculty is starting to turn this school away from its failed past. If things stay on track, Whitman could be one of the stronger schools in FCPS in the next 3-5 years. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Whitman Middle

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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 753 753
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 724 724
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 695 695
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 713 713
1993 363 283 61 68 1 n/a n/a 0 776
1994 315 309 55 75 1 n/a n/a 0 755
1995 306 317 61 98 2 n/a n/a 0 784
1996 306 317 61 98 2 n/a n/a 0 784
1997 287 325 74 103 2 n/a n/a 0 791
1998 287 337 62 113 1 n/a n/a 0 800
1999 325 378 54 115 2 n/a n/a 0 874
2000 350 370 61 143 3 n/a n/a -4 923
2001 332 382 49 165 3 n/a n/a 0 931
2002 314 370 49 189 3 n/a n/a 45 970
2003 314 370 49 189 3 n/a n/a 45 970
2004 311 386 50 208 4 n/a n/a 47 1006
2005 296 377 56 222 2 n/a n/a 54 1007
2006 270 330 61 230 1 n/a n/a 60 952
2007 250 334 45 218 1 n/a n/a 62 910
2008 237 329 43 274 3 n/a n/a 56 942
2009 268 304 52 292 4 n/a n/a 68 988
2010 279 278 54 289 5 n/a n/a 81 986
2011 227 293 46 354 7 4 60 0 991
2012 226 297 51 395 6 5 48 0 1028
2013 238 289 53 359 4 2 41 0 986
2014 241 272 50 372 3 4 37 0 979
2015 201 259 58 412 2 7 35 0 974
2016 200 280 63 393 6 5 39 0 986
2017 200 265 58 405 2 3 42 0 975
2018 191 251 49 437 1 8 39 0 976
2019 164 276 44 487 3 5 41 0 1020

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 Whitman Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 753 43.3 17.3 n/a
1990 724 44.2 16.3 n/a
1991 695 47.2 14.7 n/a
1992 713 48.1 14.8 n/a
1993 776 6.7 115.8 n/a
1994 755 45.4 n/a 27.7
1995 784 n/a 0.0 29
1996 784 n/a 0.0 29
1997 791 n/a 0.0 30.2
1998 800 n/a 0.0 33.3
1999 874 50.0 17.5 39.9
2000 923 n/a 0.0 35.6
2001 931 78.0 11.9 38.9
2002 970 93.4 10.4 41.1
2003 970 93.4 10.4 41.1
2004 1006 87.3 11.5 43.4
2005 1007 85.5 11.8 47.7
2006 952 81.0 11.8 44.1
2007 910 90.0 10.1 44.2
2008 942 55.0 17.1 47.1
2009 988 54.6 18.1 46.1
2010 986 50.6 19.4 48.5
2011 991 60.6 16.3 51.2
2012 1028 79.3 12.9 55.1
2013 986 84.3 11.6 55.2
2014 979 82.1 11.9 56.4
2015 974 81.0 12.0 56.1
2016 986 80.0 12.3 52.8
2017 975 80.5 12.1 51.6
2018 976 80.2 12.1 55.7
2019 1020 78.7 12.9 61.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Whitman Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 753 43.3 17.3 n/a
1990 724 44.2 16.3 n/a
1991 695 47.2 14.7 n/a
1992 713 48.1 14.8 n/a
1993 776 6.7 115.8 n/a
1994 755 45.4 n/a 27.7
1995 784 n/a 0.0 29
1996 784 n/a 0.0 29
1997 791 n/a 0.0 30.2
1998 800 n/a 0.0 33.3
1999 874 50.0 17.5 39.9
2000 923 n/a 0.0 35.6
2001 931 78.0 11.9 38.9
2002 970 93.4 10.4 41.1
2003 970 93.4 10.4 41.1
2004 1006 87.3 11.5 43.4
2005 1007 85.5 11.8 47.7
2006 952 81.0 11.8 44.1
2007 910 90.0 10.1 44.2
2008 942 55.0 17.1 47.1
2009 988 54.6 18.1 46.1
2010 986 50.6 19.4 48.5
2011 991 60.6 16.3 51.2
2012 1028 79.3 12.9 55.1
2013 986 84.3 11.6 55.2
2014 979 82.1 11.9 56.4
2015 974 81.0 12.0 56.1
2016 986 80.0 12.3 52.8
2017 975 80.5 12.1 51.6
2018 976 80.2 12.1 55.7
2019 1020 78.7 12.9 61.1

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Whitman Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $519 (4.8%) $10,380 (95.2%) $10,900

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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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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