Colonial Heights High School

  • Colonial Heights High School serves 888 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 87% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Colonial Heights High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Colonial Heights High School's student population of 888 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students888 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Colonial Heights High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Colonial Heights High School is 0.50, 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 Testing Rank#558 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
78%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
16%
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Black
18%
22%
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White
68%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.500.68
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Graduation Rate
89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColonial Heights City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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