Heritage High School

Heritage High School serves 1,132 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Heritage 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 1132 students has declined by 35% over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,132 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
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 0.41. 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
86%
24%
White
9%
53%
Two or more races
1%
4%
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.
0.25 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.
57%
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.
7%
6%

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 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,883 is higher than the state average of $11,282. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,245 is higher than the state average of $11,065. The district spending/student has grown by 25% over four 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 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 Grades Students
  • Newport NewsAchievable Dream Middle/high
    Magnet School
    5720 Marshall Ave
    Newport NewsVA 23605
    (757)283-7820
    Magnet School

    0.1 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 477 students                      
  • Newport NewsNewsome Park Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4200 Marshall Ave
    Newport NewsVA 23607
    (757)928-6810
    Magnet School

    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 625 students                      
  • Newport NewsPeninsula Marine Institute
    Alternative School
    5501 Huntington Ave
    Newport NewsVA 23607
    (757)245-3556
    Alternative School

    0.9 mi | Gr.  | n/a students                      
  • Newport NewsB.t. Washington Middle School
    Magnet School
    3700 Chestnut Ave
    Newport NewsVA 23607
    (757)928-6860
    Magnet School

    1.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 440 students                      
  • Newport NewsHuntington Middle School
    Magnet School
    3401 Orcutt Ave
    Newport NewsVA 23607
    (757)928-6846
    Magnet School

    1.3 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 585 students                      

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