Churchland High School

Churchland High School serves 1,432 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Churchland High School operates within the Portsmouth City Public s School District.
The school district's 58% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1432 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,432 students
Churchland High School Total Students (1993-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Churchland High School Total Classroom Teachers (1993-2012)
Students by Grade Churchland High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 15:1 15:1
Churchland High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1993-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Churchland High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
3%
12%
Churchland High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
60%
25%
Churchland High School Black (1993-2012)
White
30%
53%
Churchland High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Churchland High School Sch Ethnicity Churchland 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.
0.55 0.84
Churchland 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.
40%
32%
Churchland 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%
Churchland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 16,448 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Portsmouth City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
6
Number of Students Managed 16,448 3,926
Portsmouth City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 58% 77%
Portsmouth City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $190 MM n/a
Portsmouth City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $179 MM n/a
Portsmouth City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,391 $0
Portsmouth City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,663 $0
Portsmouth 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 Western Branch High School (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Churchland Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Churchland Academy Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portsmouth Churchland Middle School
    4051 River Shore Rd
    Portsmouth , VA , 23703
    (757)686-2512
    0.3  mi  |  924  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Portsmouth Churchland Academy Elementary School
    4061 River Shore Rd
    Portsmouth , VA , 23703
    (757)686-2527
    0.3  mi  |  690  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Portsmouth Churchland Preschool Center
    4061 River Shore Rd
    Portsmouth , VA , 23703
    (757)686-2533
    0.3  mi  |  174  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Portsmouth Churchland Primary & Intermediate
    5700 Hedgerow Ln
    Portsmouth , VA , 23703
    (757)686-2519
    0.8  mi  |  618  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Portsmouth Churchland Elementary School
    5601 Michael Ln
    Portsmouth , VA , 23703
    (757)686-2523
    1.5  mi  |  809  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 14, 2014 - All three of my children have graduated from Churchland and have loved every minute of their high school careers. I am a firm believer that each individual will get out of their education exactly what they put into it. One of my children left private school to attend Churchland to play sports. My daughter has been a tri-sport athlete every year and was the first female to score playing football in our division ever recorded. Dr. Bectol is a wonderful, caring, spirited principal who you will find at almost every sporting event, including the swim meets! She does it all! - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Portsmouth, 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 0.30, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Portsmouth is Churchland Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.