Buffalo Gap High School

1800 Buffalo Gap Hwy

Swoope, VA 24479-9722

Tel: (540)337-6021
Grades: 9-12

569 students

Buffalo Gap High School serves 569 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Buffalo Gap High School operates within the Augusta County Public s School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is equal to the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 569 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 569 students
Buffalo Gap High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Buffalo Gap High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Buffalo Gap High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Buffalo Gap High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Buffalo Gap High School Asian (1993-2006)
Hispanic
n/a
12%
Buffalo Gap High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
1%
25%
Buffalo Gap High School Black (1993-2012)
White
96%
53%
Buffalo Gap High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Buffalo Gap High School Sch Ethnicity Buffalo Gap 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.
0.08 0.41
Buffalo Gap High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
26%
32%
Buffalo Gap High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Buffalo Gap High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,743 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Augusta County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
21
8
Number of Students Managed 10,743 3,801
Augusta County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 77% 77%
Augusta County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $124 MM $43 MM
Augusta County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $118 MM $42 MM
Augusta County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,243 $11,282
Augusta County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,723 $11,065
Augusta County 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 Robert E. Lee High School (9.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Beverley Manor Middle School (6.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Churchville Elementary School (4.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ChurchvilleChurchville Elementary School
    3710 Churchville Ave
    ChurchvilleVA 24421
    (540)337-6036
    4.5 mi | 340 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • StauntonBeverley Manor Elementary School
    116 Cedar Green Rd
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540)885-8024
    6.2 mi | 334 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • StauntonBeverley Manor Middle School
    58 Cedar Green Rd
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540)886-5806
    6.3 mi | 731 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • StauntonShelburne Middle School
    300 Grubert Ave
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540)332-3930
    7.1 mi | 600 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • StauntonA. R. Ware Elementary School
    330 Grubert Ave
    StauntonVA 24401
    (540)332-3938
    7.1 mi | 408 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Augusta County, 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 0.13, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Augusta County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.