Altavista High School

  • Altavista High School serves 697 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 59% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

School Overview

  • Altavista High School's student population of 697 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students697 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Altavista High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Altavista High School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1383 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
15%
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Black
24%
23%
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White
65%
50%
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Altavista High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.520.43
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Graduation Rate85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCAMPBELL CO PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
AHS is a wonderful school. I feel that the teachers at this school really pushed me to achieve good grades by being supportive and helpful. They encourage the student to exceed and to do his/her best on every assignment. The student has lots of choices with his/her education--get a standard diploma or challenge oneself and go for the advanced. Band, art class, chorus, football, volleyball, tennis and more are all provided for the student to decide what he or she would like to do. The guidance department is always available and helpful. The food was not bad at all--lots of choices available, and affordable as well. AHS even promotes DAWN and Angel Tree gifting every year to help needed families. I highly recommend AHS as an alumni of this school who graduated with honors. I am very proud of my AHS education.
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Nice teachers, but they make the class room more fun then educational. There are not many choices of extracurricular activities. Also, I believe the main issue with the school is it believes sports are more important than the academics... for example cutting many simple little costly classes and buying rings for athletes that make it far enough in tournaments.
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