Denbigh High School

Denbigh High School serves 1,385 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower 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%.
Denbigh High School operates within the Newport News City School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1385 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,385 students
Denbigh High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 59% Male / 41%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
Denbigh High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Denbigh High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 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
Denbigh High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Denbigh High School American Indian (1995-2013)
Asian
4%
6%
Denbigh High School Asian (1993-2013)
Hispanic
14%
12%
Denbigh High School Hispanic (1993-2013)
Black
53%
24%
Denbigh High School Black (1993-2013)
White
27%
53%
Denbigh High School White (1993-2013)
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.63 0.41
Denbigh High School Diversity Score (1993-2013)
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.
39%
32%
Denbigh High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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.
6%
6%
Denbigh High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,909 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Newport News City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
4
Number of Students Managed 31,909 3,850
Graduation Rate 68% 77%
District Total Revenue $372 MM $43 MM
District Spending $352 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,883 $11,282
District Spending / Student $11,245 $11,065
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 Menchville High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mary Passage Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Horace H. Epes Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Newport NewsHorace H. Epes Elementary School
    855 Lucas Creek Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7755
    0.5 mi | 522 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Newport NewsR.o. Nelson Elementary School
    826 Moyer Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7783
    0.9 mi | 583 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Newport NewsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School
    480 Colony Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23602
    (757)886-7778
    1 mi | 624 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Newport NewsDavid A. Dutrow Elementary School
    Magnet School
    60 Curtis Tignor Rd
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7760
    Magnet School

    1.2 mi | 470 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Newport NewsMary Passage Middle School
    400 Atkinson Way
    Newport NewsVA 23608
    (757)886-7600
    1.7 mi | 947 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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