General Information

Westwood Middle

Category: Middle (06-08) School

Address: 500 Apollo Ave Danville, VA 24540

Principal: Ms. Alicia Hightower

Superintendent: Dr. Stanley B. Jones

Enrollment: 580

Students with Disabilities: 18.3%
Economically Disadvantaged: 56.4%
English Learners: 7.8%

Accreditation: Accredited with Conditions

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2018 Fall Membership By Subgroup: Racial and Ethnic Groups

The Virginia Department of Education annually collects statistics on the number of students enrolled in public schools on September 30.  Student counts are reported by grade assignment, race, ethnicity, disability, English proficiency, and economic status. The collection of race and ethnicity information as specified by the U.S. Department of Education is required for eligibility for federal education funds and for accountability reports. A student is reported as economically disadvantaged if he or she meets any one of the following criteria:
  • Is eligible for Free/Reduced Meals;
  • Receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families;
  • Is eligible for Medicaid; or
  • Is a migrant or is experiencing homelessness.
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Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
All Students574560580
Female274270278
Male300290302
American Indian11-
Asian233
Black417398395
Hispanic474670
Native Hawaiian1--
White939894
Two or more races131418
Students with Disabilities104105106
Students without Disabilities470455474
Economically Disadvantaged259245327
Not Economically Disadvantaged315315253
English Learners374645
Not English Learners537514535
Homeless531
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

Schools report annually on the number of students enrolled, including data on race and ethnicity required by federal law.

Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism 2018-2019 School Year:

Daily attendance is critical to success in school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses two or more instructional days per month (18 days, or 10 percent of a 180-day school year) regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused. According to the U.S. Department of Education:
  • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
  • Students who can't read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
  • By high school, regular attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
  • A student who is chronically absent in any year between the eighth and twelfth grade is seven times more likely to drop out of school.
Absenteeism by Subgroup
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Subgroup Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above
All Students46895428116460117
Female234422115522755
Male234532176123362
American Indian<<<<--
Asian<<<<<<
Black334773038331279
Hispanic425407628
Native Hawaiian<<----
White771171227025
Two or more races121113144
Students with Disabilities811681277930
Economically Disadvantaged2497427210130599
English Learners343407423
Homeless<<<<<<
< = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = Not applicable or no data for group
* = Data not yet available

A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses 10 percent of the school year.

Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Reading

Writing

Math

Science

History

  Advanced   Proficient

The above charts display the percentage of students who performed at the proficient and advanced levels on Standards of Learning and other state assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history/social science during the 2018-2019 school year.

For more information

School Quality Profiles were developed by the state Board of Education to more effectively communicate to parents and the public about the performance of Virginia's public schools and the factors that can impact student learning and achievement. School Quality Profiles are available for all public schools, school divisions, and for the state at schoolquality.virginia.gov.

Additional information about the commonwealth's public schools is available on the Virginia Department of Education website at www.doe.virginia.gov.