Gretna High School

Gretna High School serves 610 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Gretna High School operates within the Pittsylvania County Public s School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 610 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 610 students
Gretna High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Gretna High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Gretna 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 0.50 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
Gretna High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Hispanic
n/a
12%
Gretna High School Hispanic (2004-2012)
Black
34%
25%
Gretna High School Black (1993-2012)
White
62%
53%
Gretna High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Gretna High School Sch Ethnicity Gretna 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.
0.50 0.41
Gretna 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.
41%
32%
Gretna 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.
10%
7%
Gretna High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,882 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Pittsylvania County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
8
Number of Students Managed 9,882 3,801
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 77%
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $90 MM $43 MM
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $109 MM $42 MM
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,683 $11,282
Pittsylvania County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,737 $11,065
Pittsylvania County 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 Altavista High School (12 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Gretna Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gretna Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gretna Gretna Middle School
    201 Coffey St
    Gretna , VA 24557
    (434)656-2217
    0.1  mi  |  423  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gretna Gretna Elementary School
    302 Franklin Blvd South
    Gretna , VA 24557
    (434)656-2231
    0.4  mi  |  562  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Chatham Chatham Elementary School
    245 Chatham Elementary Ln
    Chatham , VA 24531
    (434)432-6461
    7.5  mi  |  279  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Chatham Chatham Diversion Center
    Alternative School
    1541 Concord Rd
    Chatham , VA 24531
    (804)432-4881
    Alternative School
    10.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Gretna Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Mt. Airy Elementary School
    100 Mt Airy Elementary Circle
    Gretna , VA 24557
    (434)335-5291
    10.5  mi  |  207  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Pittsylvania County, 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 0.43, which is higher than the Virginia average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Pittsylvania County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.