230 S. Ridge St.
Danville, VA 24541
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Galileo Magnet High School serves 265 students in grades 9-12.
Galileo Magnet High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 265 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in VA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Galileo Magnet High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Galileo Magnet High School's student population of 265 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
265 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Galileo Magnet High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Galileo Magnet High School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#51 out of 1800 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
37%
22%
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White
50%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
7%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 265 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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