1800 Buffalo Gap Hwy
Swoope, VA 24479
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Buffalo Gap High School serves 487 students in grades 9-12.
Buffalo Gap High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Buffalo Gap High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Buffalo Gap High School's student population of 487 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
487 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Buffalo Gap High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Buffalo Gap High School is 0.06, 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 Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#584 out of 1800 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
1%
16%
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Black
1%
22%
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White
97%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 487 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30% in VA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.06 (Btm 50%)

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