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 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • 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 TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,388 students
Denbigh High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Denbigh High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers98 teachers
Denbigh High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeDenbigh High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
Denbigh High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
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%
52%
Denbigh High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
2%
5%
Denbigh High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsDenbigh High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.630.66
Denbigh High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
41%
34%
Denbigh High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
5%
6%
Denbigh High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Newport News City School District's student population of 27,305 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 69% has increased from 68% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,853 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,659 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District NameNewport News City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
4
Number of Students Managed27,3053,627
Newport News City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate69%79%
Newport News City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$353 MM$42 MM
Newport News City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$347 MM$42 MM
Newport News City School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,853$10,576
Newport News City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,659$10,658
Newport News City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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