First Colonial High School

1272 Mill Dam Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 1,807 students in grades 9-12, First Colonial High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,807 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : 93% (Top 30% in VA)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 76% (Top 20%)
  • : 81% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

First Colonial High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

First Colonial High School's student population of 1,807 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,807 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
99 teachers
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School Rankings

First Colonial High School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of First Colonial High School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (VA)
#305 out of 1792 schools
(Top 20%)
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76%
54%
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81%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of First Colonial High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
18%
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Black
17%
22%
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White
59%
46%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
8%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.60
This chart display the diversity score of First Colonial High School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
93%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of First Colonial High School and public school graduation rate of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in First Colonial High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Colonial High School's ranking?
First Colonial High School is ranked #305 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are First Colonial High School often compared to?
First Colonial High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Frank W. Cox High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
76% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 81% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
What is the graduation rate of First Colonial High School?
The graduation rate of First Colonial High School is 93%, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 89%.
How many students attend First Colonial High School?
1,807 students attend First Colonial High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of First Colonial High School students are White, 17% of students are Black, 13% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of First Colonial High School?
First Colonial High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does First Colonial High School offer ?
First Colonial High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is First Colonial High School part of?
First Colonial High School is part of Va Beach City PBLC Schs School District.
In what neighborhood is First Colonial High School located?
First Colonial High School is located in the North Virginia Beach neighborhood of Virginia Beach, VA. There are 9 other public schools located in North Virginia Beach.

School Reviews

5   9/8/2020
I graduated in 2015. The school is on the older side, but they make it up by having the best staff. There are so many after-school activities and it's at the real beach school. Highly recommend for students who want to be prepared for the future. This school teaches you what you need to succeed. FC prepared me well for college and now my job.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jonathan D
1   3/16/2020
Manannan I'm only in 10th grade I hate this school so much I DEFINITELY don't recommend your children will hate it. Thank me later.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Anonymous

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,807 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : 93% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 76% (Top 20%)
  • : 81% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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