Fort Chiswell High School

#1 Pioneer Trail
Max Meadows, VA 24360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 458 students in grades 9-12, Fort Chiswell High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • : 85-89% (Btm 50% in VA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Fort Chiswell High School's student population of 458 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
458 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Fort Chiswell High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Fort Chiswell High School is 0.08, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
#845 out of 1792 schools
(Top 50%)
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50-54%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fort Chiswell High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
70-74%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fort Chiswell 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
14:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Fort Chiswell High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
2%
18%
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Black
1%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fort Chiswell High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
96%
46%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
0.08
This chart display the diversity score of Fort Chiswell High School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Fort Chiswell High School and public school graduation rate of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Fort Chiswell 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
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fort Chiswell High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fort Chiswell High School's ranking?
Fort Chiswell High School is ranked #845 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Fort Chiswell High School often compared to?
Fort Chiswell High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like George Wythe High School, Rural Retreat High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Fort Chiswell High School?
The graduation rate of Fort Chiswell High School is 85-89%, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 89%.
How many students attend Fort Chiswell High School?
458 students attend Fort Chiswell High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Fort Chiswell High School students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fort Chiswell High School?
Fort Chiswell High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Fort Chiswell High School offer ?
Fort Chiswell High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Fort Chiswell High School part of?
Fort Chiswell High School is part of Wythe Co PBLC Schs School District.

School Reviews

5   1/5/2012
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - ramah
5   11/15/2010
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.
- Posted by Parent - smars
2   9/26/2007
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - cmcon

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • : 85-89% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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