John Handley High School

425 Handley Blvd
Winchester, VA 22604
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
John Handley High School serves 1,313 students in grades 9-12.
John Handley 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 66% (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 13:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

John Handley High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

John Handley High School's student population of 1,313 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 103 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,313 students
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Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
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School Comparison

John Handley 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 John Handley High School is 0.69, which is more 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
#919 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
66%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
32%
16%
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Black
13%
22%
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White
44%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.690.68
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Graduation Rate
80%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWinchester City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John Handley High School is James Wood High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is James Wood Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Garland R. Quarles Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Winchester Garland R. Quarles Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 429 students
    0.4 miles
    1310 S Loudoun St
    Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 662-3575
    0.4 PK-4 429
  • Winchester James Wood Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 948 students
    1.0 miles
    1313 Amherst Street
    Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 667-7500
    1 6-8 948
  • Winchester John Kerr Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 557 students
    1.1 miles
    427 Meadow Branch Ave
    Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 662-3945
    1.1 PK-4 557
  • Winchester Daniel Morgan Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 632 students
    1.2 miles
    48 S Purcell Ave
    Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 667-7171
    1.2 7-8 632
  • Winchester Virginia Avenue Charlotte Dehart Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 452 students
    1.2 miles
    550 Virginia Ave
    Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 665-6330
    1.2 PK-4 452

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