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
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
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 more 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 14:1 15:1
Hispanic
4%
12%
Black
15%
25%
White
73%
53%
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 0.41
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%
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%

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
8
Number of Students Managed 1,983 3,801
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 $43 MM
Nelson County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $24 MM $42 MM
Nelson County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,468 $11,282
Nelson County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,541 $11,065
Nelson County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LovingstonNelson Middle School
    6925 Thomas Nelson Hwy
    LovingstonVA 22949
    (434)263-4801
    0 mi | 463 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • ArringtonTye River Elementary School
    5198 Thomas Nelson Hwy
    ArringtonVA 22922
    (434)263-8960
    1.1 mi | 507 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • AmherstHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Temperance Elementary School
    1981 Lowesville Rd
    AmherstVA 24521
    (434)946-2811
    10.5 mi | 87 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • AmherstAmherst Elementary School
    156 Davis St
    AmherstVA 24521
    (434)946-9704
    12.8 mi | 311 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • AmherstAmherst Middle School
    165 Gordons Fairground Rd
    AmherstVA 24521
    (434)946-0691
    13.4 mi | 421 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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Virginia 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 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Virginia is Prince William County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.