George Washington High School

  • George Washington High School serves 1,353 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • George Washington High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • George Washington High School's student population of 1,353 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,353 students
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Total Classroom Teachers109 teachers
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School Comparison

  • George Washington High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of George Washington High School is 0.44, 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 (16-17)#1651 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
16%
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Black
73%
22%
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White
17%
49%
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Two or more races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score0.440.68
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Graduation Rate
71%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in George Washington High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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

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