Dinwiddie Senior High School

Dinwiddie Senior High School serves 1,051 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 47%.
Dinwiddie Senior High School operates within the Dinwiddie County Public s School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1051 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,051 students
Dinwiddie Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Dinwiddie Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 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 17:1 15:1
Dinwiddie Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Dinwiddie Senior High School Asian (1996-2006)
Hispanic
4%
12%
Dinwiddie Senior High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
36%
25%
Dinwiddie Senior High School Black (1993-2012)
White
53%
53%
Dinwiddie Senior High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Dinwiddie Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Dinwiddie Senior 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.
0.59 0.84
Dinwiddie Senior 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.
37%
32%
Dinwiddie Senior 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.
7%
7%
Dinwiddie Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,453 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Dinwiddie County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
8
Number of Students Managed 4,453 3,801
Dinwiddie County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 70% 77%
Dinwiddie County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $54 MM $43 MM
District Spending $56 MM $42 MM
Dinwiddie County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,496 $11,282
Dinwiddie County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,964 $11,065
Dinwiddie 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 Dinwiddie Junior High School (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Dinwiddie Junior High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dinwiddie Junior High School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dinwiddie Dinwiddie Junior High School
    11608 Courthouse Rd
    Dinwiddie , VA , 23841
    (804)469-5430
    0.1  mi  |  688  students  |  Gr.  8-9
  • Dinwiddie Dinwiddie Middle School
    12318 Boydton Plank Rd
    Dinwiddie , VA , 23841
    (804)469-4380
    1.4  mi  |  689  students  |  Gr.  6-7
  • Dinwiddie Dinwiddie Elementary School
    13811 Boydton Plank Rd
    Dinwiddie , VA , 23841
    (804)469-4580
    2.2  mi  |  425  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Dinwiddie Southside Elementary School
    10305 Boydton Plank Rd
    Dinwiddie , VA , 23841
    (804)469-4480
    2.9  mi  |  432  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Sutherland Sutherland Elementary School
    6000 R. B. Pamplin Dr
    Sutherland , VA , 23885
    (804)732-4168
    5.7  mi  |  555  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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