Wildwood Middle School

Summary:

Wildwood Middle School is a public middle school in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, serving around 425 students in grades 6-8. While the school is part of the Jefferson County Schools district, which is ranked 13 out of 55 districts in the state, Wildwood Middle School faces some unique challenges compared to its nearby counterparts.

One key differentiator is Wildwood's racial diversity, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (around 16%) and African American (around 10%) students compared to schools like Harpers Ferry Middle School, Shepherdstown Middle School, and Charles Town Middle School. However, Wildwood's academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is generally lower than these nearby schools, particularly for its African American, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students.

Wildwood Middle School's performance has declined over the years, with the school falling from a ranking of 41st out of 171 West Virginia middle schools in 2018-2019 to 85th out of 168 in 2022-2023, and a drop from a 4-star to a 3-star rating. The school's relatively low student-teacher ratio and high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds may be contributing factors to these challenges, and the school may benefit from learning from the practices and strategies employed by the higher-performing schools in the area to better support the unique needs of its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1209 Shenandoah Junction Road
       Shenandoah Junction, WV  25442-4035


(304) 728-4518

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
85th of 169 West Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,592 Help


Students who attend Wildwood Middle School usually attend:

High:    Jefferson High School

Feeder schools for Wildwood Middle School:

Elementary:    Driswood Elementary School
    Ranson Elementary School
    T A Lowery Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.1 Help
Number of students:  425

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.9%
Hispanic:
15.8%
African American:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wildwood Middle School ranks worse than 50.3% of middle schools in West Virginia. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.8. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.9%), Hispanic (15.8%), African American (11.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wildwood Middle School is 12.1, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wildwood Middle School is $14,592, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Jefferson County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wildwood Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wildwood Middle School 85th of 169 West Virginia public middle schools. (See Wildwood Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Schools 13th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wildwood Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 64.18 47th 171 72.5%
2010 68.97 35th 171 79.5%
2011 70.45 34th 171 80.1%
2012 66.61 34th 172 80.2%
2013 66.47 34th 174 80.5%
2014 72.23 26th 172 84.9%
2015 74.58 31st 173 82.1%
2016 60.63 53rd 172 69.2%
2017 57.04 70th 176 60.2%
2018 47.86 87th 170 48.8%
2019 68.73 41st 171 76.0%
2021 46.19 85th 171 50.3%
2022 52.89 70th 169 58.6%
2023 46.80 85th 168 49.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 48.25 55th 107 48.6%
2018 58.76 12th 34 64.7%
2019 60.57 7th 20 65.0%
2022 38.90 19th 27 29.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 28.22 52nd 67 22.4%
2018 26.39 8th 10 20.0%
2019 12.00 1st 1 0.0%
2021 42.99 3rd 4 25.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.81 30th 174 82.8%
2018 70.81 11th 142 92.3%
2019 43.37 61st 130 53.1%
2023 61.73 28th 132 78.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 30.19 141st 176 19.9%
2018 31.07 127th 165 23.0%
2021 43.61 89th 164 45.7%
2022 52.20 71st 162 56.2%
2023 46.56 79th 162 51.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.81 3rd 10 70.0%
2021 59.79 5th 13 61.5%
2022 52.50 6th 15 60.0%
2023 61.35 8th 24 66.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 50.33 88th 174 49.4%
2018 40.55 110th 166 33.7%
2019 56.74 67th 162 58.6%
2021 46.23 83rd 162 48.8%
2022 58.79 55th 164 66.5%
2023 45.30 88th 158 44.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 52.93 46th 129 64.3%
2022 73.63 9th 131 93.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 60.60 57th 176 67.6%
2018 56.91 58th 164 64.6%
2019 77.12 20th 161 87.6%
2021 48.64 77th 164 53.0%
2022 48.29 77th 161 52.2%
2023 49.48 80th 158 49.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 51.28 34th 56 39.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 34.51 89th 124 28.2%
2018 26.28 33rd 36 8.3%
2019 49.31 15th 27 44.4%
2021 35.89 15th 23 34.8%
2022 45.76 14th 26 46.2%
2023 34.91 21st 28 25.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 48.61 43rd 97 55.7%
2018 49.02 6th 12 50.0%
2019 42.95 7th 11 36.4%
2021 52.72 4th 10 60.0%
2022 61.17 4th 12 66.7%
2023 32.75 8th 10 20.0%
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Rank History for White students at Wildwood Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 65.40 46th 176 73.9%
2018 58.29 59th 167 64.7%
2019 79.57 19th 168 88.7%
2021 54.17 68th 170 60.0%
2022 63.42 45th 168 73.2%
2023 62.75 51st 168 69.6%
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Data source: test scores: West 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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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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by a teacher
Monday, January 5, 2015

Open Quote This is a school where good things are happening. We have an administration, faculty and staff committed to providing quality education and the proof is in the results. Our students are engaging bright young people. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, May 9, 2014

Open Quote I have been at Wildwood since 2011 and it has changed over the years. Since 2012, school has been a terrible experience. There are fights at least once a week, graffiti everywhere, horrible teachers and administration, and they make the good kids suffer what the bad kids do. There are rules that a very little amount of students listen to and we almost never do anything fun. If I would give advice to parents that are transferring their kids to this school, my recommendation is: No. Some of the teachers do not get anything done and on the Westest, students do poorly on it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wildwood Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 350 67 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2010 372 68 7 31 0 0 2 0 480
2011 447 80 10 35 0 2 3 0 577
2012 458 77 20 33 2 1 9 0 600
2013 486 71 13 41 2 1 16 0 630
2014 493 66 13 47 2 1 23 0 645
2015 419 48 7 54 1 0 28 0 557
2016 384 44 10 64 0 0 38 0 540
2017 345 40 7 82 0 1 43 0 518
2018 270 35 0 60 0 1 29 0 395
2019 291 36 0 66 0 1 28 0 422
2020 284 36 0 69 1 3 32 0 425
2021 291 46 1 72 0 3 37 0 450
2022 282 45 5 73 0 3 35 0 443
2023 276 47 3 67 0 2 30 0 425

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 Wildwood Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 454 38.3 11.9 32.8
2010 480 38.8 12.3 36.5
2011 577 41.0 14.0 35.2
2012 600 42.5 14.1 42
2013 630 39.5 15.9 47
2014 645 41.0 15.7 48.1
2015 557 40.0 13.9 45.1
2016 540 40.0 13.5 52
2017 518 40.0 12.9 51.2
2018 395 36.0 10.9 50.1
2019 422 38.0 11.1 54.5
2020 425 38.0 11.1 54.1
2021 450 38.0 11.8 50.2
2022 443 38.0 11.6 n/a
2023 425 35.0 12.1 n/a

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 Wildwood Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 454 38.3 11.9 32.8
2010 480 38.8 12.3 36.5
2011 577 41.0 14.0 35.2
2012 600 42.5 14.1 42
2013 630 39.5 15.9 47
2014 645 41.0 15.7 48.1
2015 557 40.0 13.9 45.1
2016 540 40.0 13.5 52
2017 518 40.0 12.9 51.2
2018 395 36.0 10.9 50.1
2019 422 38.0 11.1 54.5
2020 425 38.0 11.1 54.1
2021 450 38.0 11.8 50.2
2022 443 38.0 11.6 n/a
2023 425 35.0 12.1 n/a

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 Wildwood Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $742 (5.1%) $13,850 (94.9%) $14,592

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wildwood Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 41st of 171 Middle schoolsRanks 85th of 168 Middle schools
 26.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Wildwood Middle School)36.117.5
 18.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)42.836
 6.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)34.430.2
 4.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Wildwood Middle School)52.937.5
 15.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)55.652.3
 3.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)45.345.4
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Wildwood Middle School)3628.8
 7.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)39.534.6
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.830.7
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Wildwood Middle School)45.240.9
 4.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)4946
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)42.638.8
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Wildwood Middle School)39.735.6
 4.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)44.431
 13.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.628.2
 8.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Wildwood Middle School)58.739.9
 18.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)52.949.3
 3.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)43.942.7
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Wildwood Middle School)43.729.7
 14%
   8th Grade Science (Jefferson County Schools)45.833.8
 12%
   8th Grade Science (West Virginia)33.127
 6.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students422425
 0.7%
African American3647
 30.6%
American Indian00
Asian03
Hispanic6667
 1.5%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White291276
 5.2%
Two or More Races2830
 7.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wildwood Middle School

Students who attend Wildwood Middle School usually go on to attend Jefferson High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 425 students attended Wildwood Middle School.

Students at Wildwood Middle School are 65% White, 16% Hispanic, 11% African American, 7% Two or more races.

Wildwood Middle School ranks 85th of 169 West Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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

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