Churchland High School

Churchland High School serves 1,392 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Churchland High School operates within the Portsmouth City School District.
Portsmouth City School District's 69% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 1392 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,392 students
Churchland High School Total Students (1994-2014)
Gender % Churchland High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Churchland High School Total Teachers (1993-2014)
Students by Grade Churchland High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Churchland High School Student Teacher Ratio (1993-2014)
Hispanic
3%
13%
Churchland High School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
64%
23%
Churchland High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
29%
52%
Churchland High School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
4%
5%
Churchland High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.42
Churchland High School Diversity Score (1994-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
35%
33%
Churchland High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Churchland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Portsmouth City School District's student population of 14,970 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has increased from 56% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,879 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,197 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District Name Portsmouth City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
4
Number of Students Managed 14,970 3,815
Portsmouth City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 69% 79%
Portsmouth City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $182 MM $42 MM
Portsmouth City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $171 MM $42 MM
Portsmouth City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,879 $10,576
Portsmouth City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,197 $10,658
Portsmouth City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Western Branch High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Churchland Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Churchland Academy Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PortsmouthChurchland Academy Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 704 students
    0.3 miles
    4061 River Shore Rd
    PortsmouthVA 23703
    (757)686-2527
    0.3KG-6704
  • PortsmouthChurchland Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 912 students
    0.3 miles
    4051 River Shore Rd
    PortsmouthVA 23703
    (757)686-2512
    0.37-8912
  • PortsmouthChurchland Preschool Center
    Grades: PK | 178 students
    0.3 miles
    4061 River Shore Rd
    PortsmouthVA 23703
    (757)686-2533
    0.3PK178
  • PortsmouthChurchland Primary & Intermediate
    Grades: KG-6 | 571 students
    0.8 miles
    5700 Hedgerow Ln
    PortsmouthVA 23703
    (757)686-2519
    0.8KG-6571
  • PortsmouthChurchland Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 836 students
    1.5 miles
    5601 Michael Ln
    PortsmouthVA 23703
    (757)686-2523
    1.5KG-6836

School Reviews

All three of my children have graduated from Churchland and have loved every minute of their high school careers. I am a firm believer that each individual will get out of their education exactly what they put into it. One of my children left private school to attend Churchland to play sports. My daughter has been a tri-sport athlete every year and was the first female to score playing football in our division ever recorded. Dr. Bectol is a wonderful, caring, spirited principal who you will find at almost every sporting event, including the swim meets! She does it all!
- Posted by Parent, 03/14/14

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