Heritage High School

Heritage High School serves 1,293 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Heritage 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 1293 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,293 students
Heritage High School Total Students (1998-2014)
Gender % Heritage High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Heritage High School Total Teachers (1999-2014)
Students by Grade Heritage 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 0.25 is less 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
Heritage High School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Heritage High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
86%
23%
Heritage High School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
9%
52%
Heritage High School White Students (1998-2014)
Two or more races
1%
5%
Heritage High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
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.
0.25 0.42
Heritage High School Diversity Score (1998-2014)
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.
63%
33%
Heritage High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
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%
Heritage 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 decreased from 100% 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 19% 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 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 (1989-2014)
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 (1992-2010)
District Spending $347 MM $42 MM
Newport News City School District District Spending (1992-2010)
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 Achievable Dream Middle/high (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Achievable Dream Middle/high (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Achievable Dream Middle/high (0.1 miles away)
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