Essex High School

833 High School Circle
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Essex High School serves 549 students in grades 8-12.
Essex High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Essex High School's student population of 549 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students549 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

Essex High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Essex High School is 0.62, 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
#1610 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
60%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
16%
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Black
50%
22%
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White
36%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.620.68
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEssex County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Essex High School is Rappahannock High School (7.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Essex Intermediate (0.4 miles away)
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