Nelson County High School

6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy,

Lovingston, VA, 22949-2101

Tel: (434)263-8317
Grades: 9-12

597 students

Nelson County High School serves 597 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Nelson County High School operates within the Nelson County Public s School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 597 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 597 students
Nelson County High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Nelson County High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Nelson County High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 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 14:1 15:1
Nelson County High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Nelson County High School Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
4%
12%
Nelson County High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
15%
25%
Nelson County High School Black (1993-2012)
White
73%
53%
Nelson County High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Nelson County High School Sch Ethnicity Nelson County 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.
0.44 0.84
Nelson County 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.
34%
32%
Nelson County 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%
Nelson County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,983 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Nelson County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
6
Number of Students Managed 1,983 3,926
Nelson County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 77%
Nelson County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $24 MM n/a
Nelson County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $24 MM n/a
Nelson County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,468 $0
Nelson County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,541 $0
Nelson 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 Amherst County High School (14.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Nelson Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tye River Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lovingston Nelson Middle School
    6925 Thomas Nelson Hwy
    Lovingston , VA , 22949
    (434)263-4801
    0  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Arrington Tye River Elementary School
    5198 Thomas Nelson Hwy
    Arrington , VA , 22922
    (434)263-8960
    1.1  mi  |  507  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amherst Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Temperance Elementary School
    1981 Lowesville Rd
    Amherst , VA , 24521
    (434)946-2811
    10.5  mi  |  87  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amherst Amherst Elementary School
    156 Davis St
    Amherst , VA , 24521
    (434)946-9704
    12.8  mi  |  311  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amherst Amherst Middle School
    165 Gordons Fairground Rd
    Amherst , VA , 24521
    (434)946-0691
    13.4  mi  |  421  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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