Heritage High School

5800 Marshall Ave
Newport News, VA 23605
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Heritage High School serves 1,252 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (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 81% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Heritage 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Heritage High School's student population of 1,252 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,252 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

Heritage High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Heritage High School is 0.24, 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
#1317 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
59%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
87%
22%
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White
6%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.240.68
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Graduation Rate
83%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewport News City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Heritage High School is Achievable Dream Middle/high (0.1 miles away)
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