Fort Chiswell High School

  • Fort Chiswell High School serves 498 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (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 90-94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Fort Chiswell High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Fort Chiswell High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Fort Chiswell High School's student population of 498 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fort Chiswell High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fort Chiswell High School is 0.09, 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 School Rank#200 out of 1791 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
86%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
1%
15%
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Black
2%
23%
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White
95%
50%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.090.68
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Graduation Rate90-94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWythe County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I am currently attending FCHS. I would recomend this school on the basis that it is a great school at the core. Yes, we have no where near enough funding. Most things are out dated and the sports field and stands needs to be completly redone. But this is part of why so many love it. Its old but it works. We have an enormous amount of school spirit and drive to succed. Every school has problems but its the few that try to move past them that truely make a difference. This is one im proud to say does.. Small school, big personality.
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5  
I believe the percentage of student graduates speaks for itself! The food may stink, the heat may be old and not work on occasion and yes they could always use more money from the state to improve. However I think it speaks very highly of our teaching staff that our graduation percentage is 98%. Keep up the good work.
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Fort Chiswell High School is a sorry excuse for a modern high school. As a former student, I can honestly say that we have LITTLE HEAT in the winter, poor cafeteria food, dangerously aged desks, unmotivated students, damaged lockers, faulty leadership skills of the principal, poor bleachers, gym equipment, concession stands and fields-among other things. The state should really take a look at what their funding is going to.
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