Galileo Magnet High School

Galileo Magnet High School serves 295 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 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

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 295 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students295 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 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 0.64, 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
#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 Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
16%
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Black
41%
22%
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White
44%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.640.68
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDanville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Galileo Magnet High School is George Washington High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westwood Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edwin A. Gibson Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Danville W.w. Moore Junior Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%

    0.3 miles
    603 Colquhoun St.
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 773-8170
    0.3 n/a n/a
  • Danville George Washington High School Math: 57% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,353 student
    0.8 miles
    701 Broad St
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 799-6410
    0.8 9-12 1,353
  • Danville Adult & Career Education Center Alternative School

    0.9 miles
    141 Goode Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 799-6471
    0.9 n/a n/a
  • Danville Edwin A. Gibson Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 558 students
    1.1 miles
    1215 Industrial Avenue
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 799-6426
    1.1 K-5 558
  • Danville Westwood Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 560 students
    1.1 miles
    500 Apollo Ave
    Danville, VA 24540
    (434) 797-8860
    1.1 6-8 560

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