Carter G. Woodson Middle

Summary:

Carter G. Woodson Middle is a public middle school in Hopewell, Virginia, serving 826 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Hopewell City Public Schools district, which is ranked 128 out of 131 districts in Virginia and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carter G. Woodson Middle faces significant academic and socioeconomic challenges. The school has a much higher percentage of African American students (65.62%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 25.92% to 60.82% African American. Academically, the school consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Virginia middle schools, with a ranking between 388-404 out of 415-422 schools over the past several years. This is reflected in the school's 0-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's student subgroups, including African American, Hispanic, and disabled students, also rank in the bottom quartile, indicating significant achievement gaps. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 8th-grade writing proficiency rate was 18.25%, compared to the state average of 55.46%.

The data also reveals that Carter G. Woodson Middle has an extremely high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 99.65% to 101.57% over the past three years, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. While the nearby schools, such as Elko Middle, Falling Creek Middle, and John Rolfe Middle, also serve economically disadvantaged populations, Carter G. Woodson Middle's academic performance lags significantly behind these schools, even those in the same Hopewell City Public Schools district and Chesterfield County Public Schools district.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1000 Winston Churchill Drive
       Hopewell, VA  23860-3758


(804) 541-6404

District: Hopewell City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
404th of 422 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,100 Help


Students who attend Carter G. Woodson Middle usually attend:

High:    Hopewell High

Feeder schools for Carter G. Woodson Middle:

Elementary:    Dupont Elementary
    Harry E. James Elementary
    Patrick Copeland Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  826

Racial breakdown:

African American:
65.6%
White:
16.7%
Hispanic:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  101.6% Help


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Compare Details Carter G. Woodson Middle ranks worse than 95.7% of middle schools in Virginia. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Carter G. Woodson Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (65.6%), White (16.7%), Hispanic (13.4%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carter G. Woodson Middle is 11.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carter G. Woodson Middle is $8,100.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carter G. Woodson Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Carter G. Woodson Middle 404th of 422 Virginia public middle schools. (See Carter G. Woodson Middle in the ranking list.)

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Hopewell City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Hopewell City Public Schools 128th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carter G. Woodson Middle

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Rank History for all students at Carter G. Woodson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 38.57 254th 340 25.3%
2006 45.40 227th 383 40.7%
2007 41.36 265th 387 31.5%
2008 30.08 327th 391 16.4%
2009 17.96 364th 390 6.7%
2010 21.50 373rd 408 8.6%
2011 28.86 342nd 413 17.2%
2012 21.82 371st 413 10.2%
2013 15.32 384th 416 7.7%
2014 33.85 294th 416 29.3%
2015 32.24 303rd 412 26.5%
2016 31.27 313th 409 23.5%
2017 36.49 285th 415 31.3%
2018 34.25 303rd 413 26.6%
2019 31.31 320th 424 24.5%
2021 9.86 397th 419 5.3%
2022 9.41 388th 415 6.5%
2023 8.02 404th 422 4.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Carter G. Woodson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 7.43 394th 411 4.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Carter G. Woodson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 12.44 261st 278 6.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Carter G. Woodson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 10.23 387th 409 5.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Carter G. Woodson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.34 268th 298 10.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carter G. Woodson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.03 239th 275 13.1%
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Rank History for White students at Carter G. Woodson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 9.21 392nd 402 2.5%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Open Quote Horrible SOL scores and poor academic performances. Over 77% of the kids here get free or reduced lunch. The admin here spends more time suspending kids and sending them to Alternative School than focusing on getting to the core of the problem. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Carter G. Woodson 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 1187 1187
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 931 931
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 926 926
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 950 950
1993 553 360 9 12 1 n/a n/a 0 935
1994 525 373 10 21 0 n/a n/a 0 929
1995 511 403 7 24 0 n/a n/a 0 945
1996 511 403 7 24 0 n/a n/a 0 945
1997 497 437 6 25 0 n/a n/a 0 965
1998 478 459 9 22 0 n/a n/a 0 968
1999 431 480 4 22 0 n/a n/a 0 937
2000 396 472 4 19 1 n/a n/a -4 888
2001 376 447 1 20 2 n/a n/a 0 846
2002 385 527 1 24 0 n/a n/a 0 937
2003 385 527 1 24 0 n/a n/a 0 937
2004 399 546 2 29 0 n/a n/a 0 976
2005 411 516 5 36 0 n/a n/a 1 969
2006 365 532 4 51 0 n/a n/a 1 953
2007 343 475 8 44 0 n/a n/a 2 872
2008 332 480 8 51 1 n/a n/a 2 874
2009 339 436 7 58 0 n/a n/a 2 842
2010 323 460 7 66 1 n/a n/a 2 859
2011 326 447 4 63 4 0 34 0 878
2012 291 487 4 65 2 2 53 0 904
2013 303 476 2 61 4 0 51 0 897
2014 285 484 1 67 2 0 48 0 887
2015 255 495 1 73 3 0 42 0 869
2016 223 535 3 76 4 1 38 0 880
2017 226 511 4 81 5 1 42 0 870
2018 236 515 9 92 4 0 51 0 907
2019 246 574 11 93 7 0 0 0 931
2020 245 590 8 90 8 0 0 0 941
2021 220 587 9 92 8 0 3 0 919
2022 183 552 8 93 7 0 12 0 855
2023 138 542 5 111 5 0 25 0 826

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 Carter G. Woodson Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1187 87.3 13.5 n/a
1990 931 59.9 15.5 n/a
1991 926 60.3 15.3 n/a
1992 950 61.4 15.4 n/a
1993 935 65.4 14.3 n/a
1994 929 60.5 n/a 39.1
1995 945 n/a 0.0 39.8
1996 945 n/a 0.0 39.8
1997 965 n/a 0.0 40.4
1998 968 n/a 0.0 41.6
1999 937 62.8 14.9 50.5
2000 888 n/a 0.0 53.5
2001 846 66.0 12.8 51.5
2002 937 73.0 12.8 61.9
2003 937 73.0 12.8 61.9
2004 976 67.0 14.6 62.8
2005 969 64.0 15.1 64.9
2006 953 65.0 14.7 66.9
2007 872 60.6 14.4 68.5
2008 874 38.3 22.8 67.9
2009 842 47.0 17.9 68
2010 859 45.6 18.8 69.5
2011 878 45.9 19.1 73.5
2012 904 68.5 13.1 77.5
2013 897 65.6 13.6 76.8
2014 887 68.7 12.8 78.4
2015 869 67.0 12.9 76.9
2016 880 58.0 15.1 91.4
2017 870 65.0 13.3 97.6
2018 907 65.8 13.7 92.9
2019 931 56.0 16.6 93.9
2020 941 70.3 13.3 98.4
2021 919 69.0 13.3 n/a
2022 855 63.0 13.5 99.6
2023 826 70.0 11.8 101.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carter G. Woodson Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1187 87.3 13.5 n/a
1990 931 59.9 15.5 n/a
1991 926 60.3 15.3 n/a
1992 950 61.4 15.4 n/a
1993 935 65.4 14.3 n/a
1994 929 60.5 n/a 39.1
1995 945 n/a 0.0 39.8
1996 945 n/a 0.0 39.8
1997 965 n/a 0.0 40.4
1998 968 n/a 0.0 41.6
1999 937 62.8 14.9 50.5
2000 888 n/a 0.0 53.5
2001 846 66.0 12.8 51.5
2002 937 73.0 12.8 61.9
2003 937 73.0 12.8 61.9
2004 976 67.0 14.6 62.8
2005 969 64.0 15.1 64.9
2006 953 65.0 14.7 66.9
2007 872 60.6 14.4 68.5
2008 874 38.3 22.8 67.9
2009 842 47.0 17.9 68
2010 859 45.6 18.8 69.5
2011 878 45.9 19.1 73.5
2012 904 68.5 13.1 77.5
2013 897 65.6 13.6 76.8
2014 887 68.7 12.8 78.4
2015 869 67.0 12.9 76.9
2016 880 58.0 15.1 91.4
2017 870 65.0 13.3 97.6
2018 907 65.8 13.7 92.9
2019 931 56.0 16.6 93.9
2020 941 70.3 13.3 98.4
2021 919 69.0 13.3 n/a
2022 855 63.0 13.5 99.6
2023 826 70.0 11.8 101.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Carter G. Woodson Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $976 (12.0%) $7,125 (88.0%) $8,101
2020 $728 (9.9%) $6,656 (90.1%) $7,384
2021 $951 (11.7%) $7,150 (88.3%) $8,100

Data source: Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carter G. Woodson Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 320th of 424 Middle schoolsRanks 404th of 422 Middle schools
 20.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Carter G. Woodson Middle)7014.9
 55.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hopewell City Public Schools)7214.7
 57.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7857.8
 20.2%
6th Grade English Reading (Carter G. Woodson Middle)5947.8
 11.2%
   6th Grade English Reading (Hopewell City Public Schools)5847.4
 10.6%
   6th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7770.4
 6.6%
7th Grade Mathematics (Carter G. Woodson Middle)7635.1
 40.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hopewell City Public Schools)7434.5
 39.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7851.4
 26.6%
7th Grade English Reading (Carter G. Woodson Middle)6944.3
 24.7%
   7th Grade English Reading (Hopewell City Public Schools)6843.8
 24.3%
   7th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7970.3
 8.7%
8th Grade Writing (Carter G. Woodson Middle)5618.3
 37.8%
   8th Grade Writing (Hopewell City Public Schools)5518.1
 37%
   8th Grade Writing (Virginia)7055.5
 14.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Carter G. Woodson Middle)8419.9
 64.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hopewell City Public Schools)8319.8
 63.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7748.4
 28.6%
8th Grade Science (Carter G. Woodson Middle)6520.8
 44.2%
   8th Grade Science (Hopewell City Public Schools)6420.7
 43.3%
   8th Grade Science (Virginia)7860.7
 17.3%
8th Grade English Reading (Carter G. Woodson Middle)6852.8
 15.2%
   8th Grade English Reading (Hopewell City Public Schools)6752.6
 14.4%
   8th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7670.7
 5.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Carter G. Woodson Middle)10085
 15%
   End of Course Algebra I (Hopewell City Public Schools)8269
 13%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%
End of Course Earth Science (Carter G. Woodson Middle)9578
 17%
   End of Course Earth Science (Hopewell City Public Schools)6871
 3%
   End of Course Earth Science (Virginia)8172
 9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students931826
 11.3%
African American574542
 5.6%
American Indian75
 28.6%
Asian115
 54.5%
Hispanic93111
 19.4%
Pacific Islander00
White246138
 43.9%
Two or More Races025
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.9%101.6%
 7.7%


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Students who attend Carter G. Woodson Middle usually go on to attend Hopewell High

In the 2022-23 school year, 826 students attended Carter G. Woodson Middle.

Carter G. Woodson Middle ranks in the bottom 4.3% of Virginia middle schools.

Students at Carter G. Woodson Middle are 66% African American, 17% White, 13% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.


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