James River High School

James River High School serves 2,100 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
James River High School operates within the Chesterfield County School District.
Chesterfield County School District's 88% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 2100 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,100 students
James River High School Total Students (1996-2014)
Gender % James River High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 128 teachers
James River High School Total Teachers (1999-2014)
Students by Grade James River High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 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 16:1 16:1
James River High School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Asian
5%
6%
James River High School Asian Students (1996-2014)
Hispanic
12%
13%
James River High School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
17%
23%
James River High School Black Students (1996-2014)
White
63%
52%
James River High School White Students (1996-2014)
Two or more races
3%
5%
James River 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.
0.56 0.42
James River High School Diversity Score (1996-2014)
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.
n/a
33%
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.
n/a
6%

District Comparison

Chesterfield County School District's student population of 59,186 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,086 in this district is less than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,890 is less than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Chesterfield County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
4
Number of Students Managed 59,186 3,815
Chesterfield County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 88% 79%
Chesterfield County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $600 MM $42 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $589 MM $42 MM
Chesterfield County School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $10,086 $10,576
Chesterfield County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $9,890 $10,658
Chesterfield County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
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 Midlothian High School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Robious Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bettie Weaver Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MidlothianBettie Weaver Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 703 students
    0.1 miles
    3600 James River Rd
    MidlothianVA 23113
    (804)378-2540
    0.1PK-5703
  • Midlothian Robious Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 675 students
    2.4 miles
    2801 Robious Crossing Dr
    MidlothianVA 23113
    (804)378-2500
    2.4PK-5675
  • MidlothianRobious Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1275 students
    2.4 miles
    2701 Robious Crossing Dr
    MidlothianVA 23113
    (804)378-2510
    2.46-81275
  • MidlothianMidlothian Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1203 students
    3.2 miles
    13501 Midlothian Turnpike
    MidlothianVA 23113
    (804)378-2460
    3.26-81203
  • RichmondJ.b. Fisher Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 399 students
    3.6 miles
    3701 Garden Rd
    RichmondVA 23235
    (804)327-5612
    3.6PK-5399

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Yes No
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
School Clothing

School Mascot: Rapids

School Colors: