Varina High School

Varina High School serves 1,928 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Varina High School operates within the Henrico County Public s School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1928 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,928 students
Varina High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Varina High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Varina High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 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 16:1 15:1
Varina High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Hispanic
2%
12%
Varina High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
66%
25%
White
27%
53%
All Ethnic Groups Varina High School Sch Ethnicity Varina 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.
0.49 0.64
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.
33%
32%
Varina High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2012)
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%
Varina High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 83,551 students has grown by 70% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 76% over five years.
School District Name Henrico County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
68
6
Number of Students Managed 83,551 3,669
Henrico County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 80% 77%
Henrico County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $510 MM $43 MM
Henrico County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $541 MM $42 MM
Henrico County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,415 $11,282
Henrico County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,042 $11,065
Henrico 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 Franklin Military Academy (4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rolfe Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Baker Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Richmond Rolfe Middle School
    6901 Messer Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23231
    (804)226-8730
    0.3  mi  |  1048  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Richmond Baker Elementary School
    6651 Willson Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23231
    (804)226-8755
    0.8  mi  |  489  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Richmond Varina Elementary School
    2551 New Market Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23231
    (804)795-7010
    2.3  mi  |  352  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Richmond Ward Elementary School
    3400 Darbytown Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23231
    (804)795-7030
    2.9  mi  |  515  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Richmond Montrose Elementary School
    2820 Williamsburg Rd
    Richmond , VA , 23231
    (804)226-8765
    3.1  mi  |  432  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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