North Stafford High School

839 Garrisonville Rd,

Stafford, VA, 22556-

Tel: (540)658-6150
Grades: 9-12

1,699 students

North Stafford High School serves 1,699 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
North Stafford High School operates within the Stafford County Public s School District.
The school district's 88% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1699 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 123 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,699 students
North Stafford High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 123 teachers
North Stafford High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade North Stafford 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 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
North Stafford High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
6%
North Stafford High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
15%
12%
North Stafford High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
23%
25%
North Stafford High School Black (1993-2012)
White
51%
53%
North Stafford High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups North Stafford High School Sch Ethnicity North Stafford 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.
0.66 0.64
North Stafford 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.
17%
32%
North Stafford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2012)
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.
5%
7%
North Stafford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,296 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Stafford County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
6
Number of Students Managed 27,296 3,669
Stafford County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 88% 77%
Stafford County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $266 MM $43 MM
Stafford County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $272 MM $42 MM
Stafford County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,919 $11,282
Stafford County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,126 $11,065
Stafford 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 Mountain View High School (2.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rodney E. Thompson Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Park Ridge Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended April 26, 2014 - I have attended North Stafford High School for four years. The campus is beautiful and kept very clean. When I first arrived I had thought that I would surely get lost in such a big school; but that did not happen. The layout of North Stafford is designed in such a way that it is fairly difficult to get lost. Each subject area is put in a separate area of the school to keep it organized. There are many academic opportunities offered. You can take college courses, technical classes, and specialized classes. The core subjects which are: social studies, science, English, and math, go beyond just the basics. Each core has many different course offerings; some of which are required and some which are not. If you are interested in a particular topic within that core, there are classes available that more thoroughly explore that topic. There are also a wide variety of electives you can take, some of which include: horticulture, auto body, parenting, and marketing. There are courses for just about every person. The teachers at North are mostly fantastic. I have formed some great relationships with my teachers. These teachers clearly enjoy their job and care about every student. I have been exposed to many different teaching methods that help me to find how I learn best. Although there are some good ones, there are a couple of issues I have had. I encountered a problem when a teacher did not teach at all. Most of our class time was spent staring at a wall. This teacher was nice but not well-suited for this job. Many extracurricular are available at North Stafford. The athletic program has been said by many to be the best in Stafford County. Football, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and swimming are just some of the sports offered. The football games have high attendance, which stems from the fact that they are winning just about all the time. If you are not interested in athletics, there are also other things to join. Martial arts club, science club, chess club, national honor society, and Chinese club are just a few of the many. These clubs are mainly student run so they get control of what they do, with teacher supervision. I participated in the literary magazine, which is a magazine full of artwork, poetry, and stories from the students and teachers. I had a poem published in it while also editing submissions and putting the magazine together. I had a really fun experience working on it, there were so many good people helping and we formed a close-knit group. My experience with North Stafford High School has been one that I will never forget. Being a teenager is tough but North helped me to develop who I am and the type of people I should be around. If I could plan that far into the future I would want my children to go there just so they can have the great experience that I did. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended May 01, 2012 - I graduted 1986. Robert White was the head principal. Jon Connor was 12 th grade principal. They had great teachers. I was in conert choir. Mrs. VanBuren was the chorus Teacher. Coach Rick Blackburn was my Gym coach as well a my drivers ed Teacher. Coach Mills was my homeroom teacher. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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