Colonial Heights High School

  • Colonial Heights High School serves 906 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Colonial Heights High School's student population of 906 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students906 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Colonial Heights High School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Colonial Heights High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#595 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
15%
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Black
16%
23%
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White
70%
50%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Colonial Heights High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.480.67
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Graduation Rate
93%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colonial Heights High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCOLONIAL HEIGHTS CITY PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Colonial Heights High School provides an excellent amount of extracurricular activities, as well as a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Student-teacher relationships are pleasant, and there is no shortage of support. Student counselors work hard and are constantly pushing students forward. This school offers several honor societies (NAHS, NSHS, NMHS, NHS, N(Spanish)HS), AP Classes (Psychology, Calculus, English, Biology, Chemistry, Art History and others), as well as opportunities for online and dual enrollment classes. There are active field hockey, football, soccer, golf, basketball, and baseball teams, as well as a competition quizbowl team. There is also an amazing amount of vocational and tech classes. As a student, I would say this school is excellent.
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