Grassfield High School

Grassfield High School serves 2,091 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Grassfield High School operates within the Chesapeake City Public s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 2091 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 132 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,091 students
Grassfield High School Total Students (2008-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 132 teachers
Grassfield High School Total Classroom Teachers (2008-2012)
Students by Grade Grassfield High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Grassfield High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2008-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Grassfield High School Asian (2008-2012)
Hispanic
5%
12%
Grassfield High School Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
20%
25%
Grassfield High School Black (2008-2012)
White
63%
53%
Grassfield High School White (2008-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Grassfield High School Sch Ethnicity Grassfield High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.84
Grassfield High School Diversity Score (2008-2012)
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.
6%
32%
Grassfield High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2012)
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.
2%
7%
Grassfield High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 39,468 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Chesapeake City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
8
Number of Students Managed 39,468 3,801
Chesapeake City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 77%
Chesapeake City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $505 MM $43 MM
District Spending $482 MM $42 MM
Chesapeake City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,660 $11,282
Chesapeake City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,081 $11,065
Chesapeake City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chesapeake Center For Sci &tech (1.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hugo A Owens Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grassfield Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chesapeake Grassfield Elementary School
    2248 Averill Dr
    Chesapeake , VA , 23323
    (757)558-8923
    0.8  mi  |  849  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Chesapeake Chesapeake Center For Sci &tech
    Vocational School
    1617 Cedar Rd
    Chesapeake , VA , 23322
    (757)547-0134
    Vocational School
    1.4  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chesapeake Cedar Road Elementary School
    1605 Cedar Rd
    Chesapeake , VA , 23322
    (757)547-0166
    1.4  mi  |  797  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Chesapeake Hugo A Owens Middle School
    1997 Horseback Run
    Chesapeake , VA , 23323
    (757)558-5382
    1.7  mi  |  1106  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Chesapeake Deep Creek Central Elementary School
    2448 Shipyard Rd
    Chesapeake , VA , 23323
    (757)558-5356
    2  mi  |  557  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Chesapeake, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.07, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Chesapeake is Greenbrier Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.