James River High School

  • James River High School serves 546 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • James River High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

James River High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • James River High School's student population of 546 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students546 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James River High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,796 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James River High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
80%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Hispanic
n/a
14%
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Black
4%
23%
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White
94%
50%
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James River High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.120.42
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBotetourt County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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