Denbigh High School

  • Denbigh High School serves 1,388 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Denbigh High School operates within the Newport News City School District.
  • Newport News City School District's 69% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1388 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,388 students
Denbigh High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Denbigh High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Denbigh High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Denbigh High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Denbigh High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
4%
6%
Denbigh High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
15%
14%
Denbigh High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
54%
23%
Denbigh High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
25%
51%
Denbigh High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Denbigh High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Denbigh High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.42
Denbigh High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Denbigh High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Denbigh High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Newport News City School District's student population of 29,547 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 69% has increased from 68% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,433 is higher than the state average of $11,091. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,252 is less than the state average of $11,504. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Newport News City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
4
Number of Students Managed 29,547 3,627
Newport News City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 69% 79%
Newport News City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $341 MM $40 MM
Newport News City School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $335 MM $42 MM
Newport News City School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $11,433 $11,091
Newport News City School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $11,252 $11,504
Newport News City School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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