Denbigh High School

Denbigh High School serves 1,420 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 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 1420 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,420 students
Denbigh High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 59% Male / 41%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Denbigh High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 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 14:1 15:1
Denbigh High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
6%
Denbigh High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
11%
12%
Denbigh High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
54%
25%
Denbigh High School Black (1993-2012)
White
27%
53%
Denbigh High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.64
Denbigh 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.
42%
32%
Denbigh 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%
Denbigh High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,102 students has grown by 5612% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Newport News City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
6
Number of Students Managed 32,102 3,669
Newport News City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 77%
Newport News City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $372 MM $43 MM
Newport News City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $352 MM $42 MM
Newport News City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $661,751 $11,282
Newport News City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $626,244 $11,065
Newport News City 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

School Notes:

  • Denbigh High School is a high school in Newport News, Virginia.
  • This school was rated "Fully Accredited" by the Virginia Department of Education for the 2005-2006 school year. Denbigh is the only host to the Aviation program in all of Newport News Public Schools.
  • Denbigh High school is represented by their mascot, the patriot. Their colors are red, white, and blue. It also has top rated sports teams throughout the region. This school was opened in 1966 with grades 8-11 and the Junior Class of that year became the first Senior Class the following year. For a time Newport News had 5 year high schools and Denbigh (the northernmost of the cities high schools) had 8-12th grades. The class of 1968 presented, as a memorial, a step from the first Denbigh school.
  • Denbigh is also one of two sites in Newport News that hosts SAT testing, and also hosts the ACT testing.
  • Denbigh High School and other NNPS have a Telecommunications Program. It allows interested student to go out and shoot live football and basketball games. Students experience reporting, producing, camera work, editing etc. The choral and band programs have won numerous awards in local, regional, state, and national competitions.
  • Renowned bass guitarist Victor Wooten graduated from Denbigh High.
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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 News Horace H. Epes Elementary School
    855 Lucas Creek Rd
    Newport News , VA , 23608
    (757)886-7755
    0.5  mi  |  532  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Newport News R.o. Nelson Elementary School
    826 Moyer Rd
    Newport News , VA , 23608
    (757)886-7783
    0.9  mi  |  560  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Newport News Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award T. Ryland Sanford Elementary School
    480 Colony Rd
    Newport News , VA , 23602
    (757)886-7778
    1  mi  |  598  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Newport News David A. Dutrow Elementary School
    Magnet School
    60 Curtis Tignor Rd
    Newport News , VA , 23608
    (757)886-7760
    Magnet School
    1.2  mi  |  487  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Newport News Mary Passage Middle School
    400 Atkinson Way
    Newport News , VA , 23608
    (757)886-7600
    1.7  mi  |  969  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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