Gretna High School

Gretna High School serves 583 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Gretna High School operates within the Pittsylvania County School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 583 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 583 students
Gretna High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Gretna High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Gretna High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Gretna High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 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 14:1 16:1
Gretna High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
1%
13%
Gretna High School Black Students (2004-2014)
Black
35%
23%
Gretna High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
62%
52%
Gretna High School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Gretna High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Gretna 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.
0.50 0.42
Gretna 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%
Gretna 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.
11%
6%
Gretna High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,293 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,153 is less than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,886 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 59% over four years.
School District Name Pittsylvania County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 9,293 3,815
Pittsylvania County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 79%
Pittsylvania County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $85 MM $42 MM
Pittsylvania County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $120 MM $42 MM
Pittsylvania County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,153 $10,576
Pittsylvania County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,886 $10,658
Pittsylvania County 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 Altavista High School (12 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gretna Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gretna Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GretnaGretna Middle School
    0.1 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 455 students201 Coffey St
    GretnaVA 24557
    (434)656-2217
    0.16-8455
  • GretnaGretna Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 574 students302 Franklin Blvd South
    GretnaVA 24557
    (434)656-2231
    0.4PK-5574
  • ChathamChatham Elementary School
    7.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 290 students245 Chatham Elementary Ln
    ChathamVA 24531
    (434)432-6461
    7.5PK-5290
  • ChathamChatham Diversion Center
    Alternative School
    10.3 miles1541 Concord Rd
    ChathamVA 24531
    (804)432-4881
    10.3n/a
  • Gretna Mt. Airy Elementary School
    10.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 212 students100 Mt Airy Elementary Circle
    GretnaVA 24557
    (434)335-5291
    10.5PK-5212

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