Amherst County High School

  • Amherst County High School serves 1,183 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65% (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 85% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Amherst County 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 50%) 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 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Amherst County High School's student population of 1,183 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,183 students
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Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Amherst County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Amherst County High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1024 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
72%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Amherst County 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Amherst County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
24%
22%
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White
66%
49%
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Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Amherst County High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.510.68
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Graduation Rate
91%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Amherst County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmherst County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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