Heritage High School

  • Heritage High School serves 1,371 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Heritage High School operates within the Newport News City School District.
  • Newport News City School District's 69% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1371 students has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,371 students
Heritage High School Total Students (1997-2015)
Gender % Heritage High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Heritage High School Total Teachers (2001-2015)
Students by Grade Heritage High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Heritage High School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2015)
Asian
n/a
6%
Heritage High School Asian Students (1997-2012)
Hispanic
4%
14%
Heritage High School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
86%
23%
Heritage High School Black Students (1997-2015)
White
9%
51%
Heritage High School White Students (1997-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Heritage High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
5%
Heritage High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Heritage High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.25 0.42
Heritage High School Diversity Score (1997-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
65%
34%
Heritage High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Heritage High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Newport News City School District's student population of 29,547 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 100% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,284 in this district is less than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,957 is less than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Newport News City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
4
Number of Students Managed 29,547 3,627
Newport News City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 69% 79%
Newport News City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $336 MM $41 MM
Newport News City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $326 MM $40 MM
Newport News City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,284 $11,380
Newport News City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,957 $11,077
Newport News City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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