Patrick Henry High School

12449 West Patrick Henry Rd,

Ashland, VA, 23005-3152

Tel: (804)365-8000
Grades: 9-12

1,511 students

Patrick Henry High School serves 1,511 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Patrick Henry High School operates within the Hanover County Public s School District.
The school district's 88% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1511 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,511 students
Patrick Henry High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 117 teachers
Patrick Henry High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Patrick Henry 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 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Patrick Henry High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Patrick Henry High School Asian (1996-2012)
Hispanic
2%
12%
Patrick Henry High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
13%
25%
Patrick Henry High School Black (1993-2012)
White
81%
53%
Patrick Henry High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Patrick Henry High School Sch Ethnicity Patrick Henry 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.
0.33 0.64
Patrick Henry 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.
n/a 32%
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.
n/a 7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 18,531 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Hanover County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
24
6
Number of Students Managed 18,531 3,669
Hanover County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 88% 77%
Hanover County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $206 MM $43 MM
Hanover County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $200 MM $42 MM
Hanover County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,868 $11,282
Hanover County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,539 $11,065
Hanover 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 Glen Allen High School (8.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Liberty Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John M. Gandy Elementary School (3.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Ashland Liberty Middle School
    13496 Liberty School Rd
    Ashland , VA , 23005
    (804)365-8060
    0.7  mi  |  1108  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Ashland Soar Academy
    Special Education School
    13496 Liberty School Rd
    Ashland , VA , 23005
    (804)365-8060
    Special Education School
    0.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Ashland John M. Gandy Elementary School
    201 Archie Cannon Dr
    Ashland , VA , 23005
    (804)365-4640
    3.8  mi  |  307  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Ashland Henry Clay Elementary School
    310 South James St
    Ashland , VA , 23005
    (804)365-8120
    3.8  mi  |  360  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Ashland Elmont Elementary School
    12007 Cedar Ln
    Ashland , VA , 23005
    (804)365-8100
    5.2  mi  |  393  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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