Patrick Henry High School

Patrick Henry High School serves 1,947 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Patrick Henry High School operates within the Roanoke City School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1947 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,947 students
Patrick Henry High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 122 teachers
Patrick Henry High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Patrick Henry High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 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 16:1 15:1
Patrick Henry High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
4%
6%
Patrick Henry High School Asian (1993-2013)
Hispanic
5%
12%
Patrick Henry High School Hispanic (1994-2013)
Black
36%
24%
Patrick Henry High School Black (1993-2013)
White
52%
53%
Patrick Henry High School White (1993-2013)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Patrick Henry High School Two or more races (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Patrick Henry High School Sch Ethnicity Patrick Henry 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.
0.60 0.41
Patrick Henry High School Diversity Score (1993-2013)
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.
44%
32%
Patrick Henry High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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.
5%
6%
Patrick Henry High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,793 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Roanoke City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
4
Number of Students Managed 14,793 3,850
Roanoke City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 60% 77%
Roanoke City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $180 MM $43 MM
Roanoke City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $187 MM $42 MM
Roanoke City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,642 $11,282
Roanoke City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,154 $11,065
Roanoke City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Burton Ctr. For Arts And Technical High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Woodrow Wilson Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Virginia Heights Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RoanokeRoanoke Valley Gov. School
    Magnet School
    2104 Grandin Rd Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2116
    Magnet School

    0 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       
  • RoanokeWoodrow Wilson Middle School
    1813 Carter Rd Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2358
    0.4 mi | 516 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • RoanokeVirginia Heights Elementary School
    1210 Amherst Ave Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2937
    0.8 mi | 343 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • RoanokeJames Madison Middle School
    1160 Overland Rd Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2351
    0.8 mi | 577 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • RoanokeGrandin Court Elementary School
    2815 Spessard Ave Sw
    RoanokeVA 24015
    (540)853-2867
    0.8 mi | 356 students | Gr. KG-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 12, 2009 - I graduated from Patrick Henry in 2007, and despite the reputation it has with some folks in the area, I was very happy with the education I received. Essentially, education at Patrick Henry is what you make of it. I took plenty of AP and college-level courses and those prepared me very well for a rigorous (top 40 liberal arts) college education. Plenty of my classmates and friends attended top notch schools and it prepared most of us very well. The athletic and art programs are fairly strong- most every sport experiences some level of success. Additionally, the school has made the Newsweek rankings a few times in recent years- I don't think Hidden Valley or Cave Spring did. The new school is great- the classrooms are well equipped and the facilities are fairly safe. Parents of the kids in advanced classes are involved- unfortunately, the majority of parents are less involved and sometimes it shows with their children's academic performance. Overall, PH prepared me for the real world by forcing me to interact with kids from all across the socioeconomic spectrum and different ethnic origin, but still gave me a wonderful education that I can put to use at one of the nation's best small colleges. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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