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.
The 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 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has grown by 38% 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 (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Denbigh 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 0.62 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
Denbigh High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
5%
6%
Denbigh High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
13%
13%
Denbigh High School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
54%
23%
Denbigh High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
27%
52%
Denbigh High School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
1%
5%
Denbigh High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Denbigh High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.42
Denbigh High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
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 (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 29,777 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 100% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,438 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,250 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 17% 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 (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 69% 79%
Newport News City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $353 MM $42 MM
Newport News City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $347 MM $42 MM
Newport News City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,438 $10,576
Newport News City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,250 $10,658
Newport News City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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
    0.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 540 students855 Lucas Creek Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7755
    0.5PK-5540
  • Newport NewsR.o. Nelson Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 554 students826 Moyer Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7783
    0.9PK-5554
  • Newport News T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 675 students480 Colony Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23602
    (757)886-7778
    1PK-5675
  • Newport NewsDavid A. Dutrow Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 466 students60 Curtis Tignor Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7760
    1.2PK-5466
  • Newport NewsMary Passage Middle School
    1.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 956 students400 Atkinson Way
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7600
    1.76-8956

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