Petersburg High School

Petersburg High School serves 816 students in grades 10 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Petersburg High School operates within the Petersburg City School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 816 students has declined by 19% over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 816 students
Petersburg High School Total Students (1988-2014)
Gender % Petersburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Petersburg High School Total Teachers (1988-2014)
Students by Grade Petersburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 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 13:1 16:1
Petersburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Petersburg High School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
94%
23%
Petersburg High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
2%
52%
Petersburg High School White Students (1993-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Petersburg 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.
0.12 0.42
Petersburg 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.
54%
33%
Petersburg 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.
4%
6%
Petersburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,466 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 94% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,524 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,272 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Petersburg City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 4,466 3,815
Petersburg City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 62% 79%
Petersburg City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $53 MM $42 MM
Petersburg City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $52 MM $42 MM
Petersburg City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,524 $10,576
Petersburg City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,272 $10,658
Petersburg 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 Vernon Johns Junior High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Vernon Johns Junior High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vernon Johns Junior High School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PetersburgVernon Johns Junior High School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 8-9 | 600 students3101 Homestead Dr
    PetersburgVA 23805
    (804)862-7020
    0.48-9600
  • PetersburgWalnut Hill Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 591 students300 South Blvd
    PetersburgVA 23805
    (804)862-7005
    1.4KG-5591
  • PetersburgA.p. Hill Elementary School
    1.6 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 509 students1450 Talley Ave
    PetersburgVA 23803
    (804)862-7002
    1.6KG-5509
  • PetersburgWestview Early Childhood Ed. Center
    2.1 miles | Grades: PK | 343 students1100 Patterson St
    PetersburgVA 23803
    (804)862-7010
    2.1PK343
  • PetersburgPeabody Middle School
    2.2 miles | Grades: 6-7 | 590 students725 Wesley St
    PetersburgVA 23803
    (804)862-7075
    2.26-7590

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