Denbigh High School

Denbigh High School serves 1,403 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Denbigh High School operates within the Newport News City School District.
Newport News City School District's 69% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 1403 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,403 students
Denbigh High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Denbigh High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
Denbigh High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Denbigh High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Denbigh High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
5%
6%
Denbigh High School Asian Students (1993-2013)
Hispanic
13%
13%
Denbigh High School Black Students (1993-2013)
Black
54%
23%
Denbigh High School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
27%
52%
Denbigh High School White Students (1993-2013)
Two or more races
1%
5%
Denbigh High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.62 0.66
Denbigh High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
44%
33%
Denbigh 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.
5%
6%
Denbigh High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Newport News City School District's student population of 29,777 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has increased from 68% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,438 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $11,250 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Newport News City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
4
Number of Students Managed 29,777 3,815
Newport News City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 69% 79%
Newport News City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $353 MM $42 MM
Newport News City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $347 MM $42 MM
Newport News City School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,438 $10,576
Newport News City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,250 $10,658
Newport News City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
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 Menchville High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mary Passage Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Horace H. Epes Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newport NewsHorace H. Epes Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 540 students
    0.5 miles
    855 Lucas Creek Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7755
    0.5PK-5540
  • Newport NewsR.o. Nelson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 554 students
    0.9 miles
    826 Moyer Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7783
    0.9PK-5554
  • Newport News T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 675 students
    1 miles
    480 Colony Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23602
    (757)886-7778
    1PK-5675
  • Newport NewsDavid A. Dutrow Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 466 students
    1.2 miles
    60 Curtis Tignor Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7760
    1.2PK-5466
  • Newport NewsMary Passage Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 956 students
    1.7 miles
    400 Atkinson Way
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7600
    1.76-8956

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