Heritage High School

3101 Wards Ferry Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Heritage High School serves 1,074 students in grades 9-12.
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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (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 87% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% 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 1,074 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,074 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 0.64, 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
#1105 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
53%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
16%
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Black
52%
22%
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White
29%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.640.68
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Graduation Rate
84%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLynchburg City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Heritage High School is Brookville High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sandusky Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heritage Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lynchburg Central Virginia Governor's School Magnet School

    0.0 miles
    3020 Wards Ferry Rd
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 582-1104
    0 n/a n/a
  • Lynchburg Heritage Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 529 students
    0.2 miles
    501 Leesville Rd
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 515-5230
    0.2 PK-5 529
  • Lynchburg Sheffield Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 416 students
    0.9 miles
    115 Kenwood Place
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 515-5290
    0.9 PK-5 416
  • Lynchburg Lynchburg Regional Governor's Stem Academy Vocational School

    1.2 miles
    Central Va Community College,
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 832-7731
    1.2 n/a n/a
  • Lynchburg Sandusky Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 353 students
    1.3 miles
    5828 Apache Ln
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 515-5280
    1.3 PK-5 353

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