Patrick Henry High School

Patrick Henry High School serves 1,891 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Patrick Henry High School operates within the Roanoke City School District.
Roanoke City School District's 65% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 1891 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,891 students
Patrick Henry High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Patrick Henry High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 122 teachers
Patrick Henry High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Patrick Henry 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 0.60 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
Patrick Henry High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
4%
6%
Patrick Henry High School Asian Students (1993-2013)
Hispanic
5%
13%
Patrick Henry High School Black Students (1996-2013)
Black
39%
23%
Patrick Henry High School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
50%
52%
Patrick Henry High School White Students (1993-2013)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Patrick Henry 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.
0.60 0.42
Patrick Henry 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.
48%
33%
Patrick Henry 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%
Patrick Henry High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Roanoke City School District's student population of 13,534 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has increased from 49% over five years.
The revenue/student of $13,101 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,969 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Roanoke City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
4
Number of Students Managed 13,534 3,815
Roanoke City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 65% 79%
Roanoke City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $170 MM $42 MM
Roanoke City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $168 MM $42 MM
Roanoke City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,101 $10,576
Roanoke City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,969 $10,658
Roanoke City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
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 Burton Ctr. For Arts And Technical High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Woodrow Wilson Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grandin Court Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • RoanokeRoanoke Valley Gov. SchoolMagnet School

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    2104 Grandin Rd Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2116
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  • RoanokeWoodrow Wilson Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 471 students
    0.4 miles
    1813 Carter Rd Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2358
    0.46-8471
  • RoanokeGrandin Court Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 336 students
    0.8 miles
    2815 Spessard Ave Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2867
    0.8KG-5336
  • RoanokeJames Madison Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 616 students
    0.8 miles
    1160 Overland Rd Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2351
    0.86-8616
  • RoanokeVirginia Heights Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 377 students
    0.8 miles
    1210 Amherst Ave Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2937
    0.8PK-5377

School Reviews

5.0  10/12/2009
I graduated from Patrick Henry in 2007, and despite the reputation it has with some folks in the area, I was very happy with the education I received. Essentially, education at Patrick Henry is what you make of it. I took plenty of AP and college-level courses and those prepared me very well for a rigorous (top 40 liberal arts) college education. Plenty of my classmates and friends attended top notch schools and it prepared most of us very well. The athletic and art programs are fairly strong- most every sport experiences some level of success. Additionally, the school has made the Newsweek rankings a few times in recent years- I don't think Hidden Valley or Cave Spring did. The new school is great- the classrooms are well equipped and the facilities are fairly safe. Parents of the kids in advanced classes are involved- unfortunately, the majority of parents are less involved and sometimes it shows with their children's academic performance. Overall, PH prepared me for the real world by forcing me to interact with kids from all across the socioeconomic spectrum and different ethnic origin, but still gave me a wonderful education that I can put to use at one of the nation's best small colleges.
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