York High School

York High School serves 1,079 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the state average of 47%.
York High School operates within the York County School District.
The school district's 91% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1079 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,079 students
York High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
York High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade York 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 0.45 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
York High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
5%
6%
York High School Asian (1993-2013)
Hispanic
5%
12%
York High School Hispanic (1993-2013)
Black
10%
24%
York High School Black (1993-2013)
White
73%
53%
York High School White (1993-2013)
Two or more races
7%
4%
All Ethnic Groups York High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.45 0.41
York 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.
11%
32%
York High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
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.
4%
6%
York High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,511 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name York County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
4
Number of Students Managed 14,511 3,850
Graduation Rate 91% 77%
District Total Revenue $131 MM $43 MM
District Spending $134 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,187 $11,282
District Spending / Student $10,351 $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 York River Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Yorktown Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Yorktown Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • YorktownYork River Academy
    Charter School
    9300 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy
    YorktownVA 23692
    (757)898-0516
    Charter School

    0 mi | 69 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • YorktownYorktown Elementary School
    Magnet School
    131 Siege Ln
    YorktownVA 23692
    (757)898-0358
    Magnet School

    0.2 mi | 666 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • YorktownYorktown Middle School
    1 Negative Reviews
    11201 Geo Wash Mem Hwy
    YorktownVA 23692
    (757)898-0360
    1.7 mi | 747 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • YorktownGrafton Middle School
    405 Grafton Dr
    YorktownVA 23692
    (757)898-0525
    3.2 mi | 858 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • YorktownGrafton High School
    403 Grafton Dr
    YorktownVA 23692
    (757)898-0530
    3.2 mi | 1299 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 25, 2010 - I attended York High in 1983 as a senior...I moved there from Tampa ,Fla,..York is a great school and has great teachers..I would have loved to go there all four of my high school years,but i will always cherish my senior year there at York!!! I was a pitcher on the 1983 Baseball team under coach Saunders..1983 was a great class to be in,,and contiue to stay in touch with my classmates!! GO YORK FALCONS... Rob Hampton - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended March 10, 2010 - a) great acedemic programs offered including AP classes and the IB program b) music, art, sports, and other activities including volunteer opportunities and a variety of great clubs are always available! c) awards are available for many different things and students are always encouraged to strive for their goals because achieving happiness is just as great. Senior of the Month is one example of the many great awards one can recieve at York High as well as the awards classes can recieve by working together just having fun and showing school spirit during Spirit Week. d) There are a lot of great facilities at York including Bailey Field. There are also tennis courts and a large gym. e) Parents are very involved at York High, coaching sports, vollunteering, helping with fundraisers and helping make the PTA such a success. I'd also like to point out the great teachers and staff that spend their day at York. Friendly smiles and warm welcomes always await students and visitors. Teachers strive to make sure EVERY student gets the attention they need to learn the material and succeed. Their level of patients exceeds all expectation. These teachers put their heart and soul into what they do and hardly consider it a 'job!' York High really is the best of the best and one can't help but to succeed! - Posted by Student/Alumni

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