Albemarle High School

  • Albemarle High School serves 1,973 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 88% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Albemarle High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Albemarle High School's student population of 1,973 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 145 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,973 students
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Total Classroom Teachers145 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Albemarle High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Albemarle High School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank
36%
25%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Albemarle High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
14%
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Black
16%
23%
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White
63%
50%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Albemarle High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.570.42
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Graduation Rate
92%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlbemarle County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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AHS has a facility that is over 60 years old the current renovation is adding more office space for principals. The guidance office is very poor and can not handle the college bound student requests in a timely manner, the school is part of VHL for sports but this requires teams to compete with other teams 100 to 120 miles away. There is no local district play, this occurs at the other two high schools. The middle of the road student is ignored and programs to address drop out rates and remidation are more of the focus. AP and honors classes are available but have 25 to 40 students in a class. There is no communication from the school a parent sponsors a weekly newsletter that keeps the community informed.
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