Wakefield High School



Wakefield High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wakefield High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 548
10 531
11 460
12 423

Wakefield High School is a public high school of the Arlington County Public Schools located in Arlington, VA. It has 1,962 students in grades 9th through 12th. Wakefield High School is the 53rd largest public high school in Virginia and the 1,711th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.3 to 1.

Total Students: 1,962
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 128.42
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,711th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 53rd out of 337
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 209th out of 335
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 43rd out of 335

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Wakefield High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,052
(54%)
3,515
(53%)
 Female 910
(46%)
3,137
(47%)

Wakefield High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 851
(43%)
2,202
(33%)
 White 419
(21%)
2,729
(41%)
 Black 416
(21%)
769
(12%)
 Asian 179
(9%)
612
(9%)
 Two or More 85
(4%)
305
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 6
(0%)
9
(0%)
 American Indian 6
(0%)
26
(0%)

Wakefield High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,134
(58%)
4,806
(72%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 627
(32%)
1,422
(21%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 201
(10%)
424
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Wakefield High School is ranked 34th out of 326 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wakefield High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 33.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Wakefield High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1763
2006 1714
2007 1644
2008 1722
2009 1613
2010 1709
2011 1622
2012 1595
2013 1694
2014 1881
2015 1962

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 14.1
2007 19.5
2008 20.8
2009 20
2010 24
2011 17.8
2012 16.8
2013 15.6
2014 15.8
2015 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.46851956891662
2006 0.39556592765461
2007 0.36739659367397
2008 0.40882694541231
2009 0.42157470551767
2010 0.3703920421299
2011 0.4173859432799
2012 0.43322884012539
2013 0.42148760330579
2014 0.4120148856991
2015 0.42201834862385

Compare Wakefield High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,383.6% 13.8:1
 
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 33.8%
 
This School 42.2%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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