Heritage High School

Heritage High School serves 1,244 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Heritage 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 1244 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,244 students
Heritage High School Total Students (1997-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Heritage High School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Heritage 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 0.25 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
Heritage High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Heritage High School Asian (1997-2012)
Hispanic
3%
12%
Heritage High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
86%
25%
Heritage High School Black (1997-2012)
White
8%
53%
Heritage High School White (1997-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Heritage High School Sch Ethnicity Heritage 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.
0.25 0.84
Heritage High School Diversity Score (1997-2012)
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.
58%
32%
Heritage High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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%
Heritage High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,102 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 Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
8
Number of Students Managed 32,102 3,801
Newport News City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 77%
Newport News City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $372 MM $43 MM
District Spending $352 MM $42 MM
Newport News City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,883 $11,282
Newport News City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,245 $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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Achievable Dream Middle/high (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Achievable Dream Middle/high (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Achievable Dream Middle/high (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Newport News Achievable Dream Middle/high
    Magnet School
    5720 Marshall Ave
    Newport News , VA , 23605
    (757)283-7820
    Magnet School
    0.1  mi  |  456  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Newport News Newsome Park Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4200 Marshall Ave
    Newport News , VA , 23607
    (757)928-6810
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  676  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Newport News Peninsula Marine Institute
    Alternative School
    5501 Huntington Ave
    Newport News , VA , 23607
    (757)245-3556
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Newport News B.t. Washington Middle School
    Magnet School
    3700 Chestnut Ave
    Newport News , VA , 23607
    (757)928-6860
    Magnet School
    1.3  mi  |  428  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Newport News Huntington Middle School
    Magnet School
    3401 Orcutt Ave
    Newport News , VA , 23607
    (757)928-6846
    Magnet School
    1.3  mi  |  601  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Did You Know?
Newport News, VA 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 0.50, which is higher than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Newport News is Denbigh Early Childhood Center. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.