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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Maggie Walker Governor's School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Richmond, VA. It has 746 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 100% of students are at least proficient in math and 100% in reading.
Address
1000 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone
(804) 358-5549
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Maggie Walker Governor's School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
100%
Percent Proficient - Math
100%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1390
102 responses
Average ACT
33
39 responses
AP Enrollment
63%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,187
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$916
National
$949
Median Home Value
$199,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Fall festival
    32%
  • Seminar/mentorship showcase
    16%
  • Spirit Week/Pep Rally Day
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Alumni showcase
    4%
  • Freshman picnic
    4%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
746
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Maggie Walker Governor's School Reviews

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I remember when I applied to Maggie Walker. I was excited about the opportunities, but I was nervous about the testing and attending a different school. Thank goodness I got in and decided to go! The students are friendly and accepting, the teachers try to work with each student to create the best environment for learning, and the courses are challenging and increase cultural awareness.
One of the best parts of the school is the environment of trust and the amount of freedom and independence students have because of the honor code. Also, all of the 75+ clubs at the school are run by students. While our school is well known for its academics, we also have a superb athletic program.
There are many more great things that I could say about Maggie Walker. Nonetheless the school still has room for improvement. Such as creating a more culturally diverse environment and eliminating the belief that only AP courses make students successful.
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I love the feel of the school. The amount of freedom given is nothing like any other school I've been to. The homework is fair and the people I have met are some of my closest friends. The only drawback would be some of the teachers. When going to a high caliber school, I expected top-notch teachers, which has mostly been the case, but not entirely. Other than that, the school is amazing!
Maggie Walker is a school that allows those who have the chance to attend to form special memories, not limited to education. The hard-working culture incites a more favorable learning environment and the various extracurricular opportunities significantly add to this unique atmosphere. I would love to see a more diverse student body, however, the teachers do their best to contribute to inclusivity which is very much appreciated.