5194 Chief Trail
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Kempsville High School serves 1,662 students in grades 9-12.
Kempsville High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 93% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Kempsville High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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School Overview

Kempsville High School's student population of 1,662 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,662 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
97 teachers
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School Rankings

Kempsville High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Kempsville 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 Data
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State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#223 out of 1800 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
16%
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Black
24%
22%
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White
54%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Graduation Rate
86%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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Kempsville is trying to pass itself as a tech school, but going about it poorly. The 2014-2015 school year, KHS gave Freshman tablets. Only the Freshman. The following years, both 9th and 10th graders got them. This year, only the 12th graders are without tablets. Many of the classes are mixed grades, so, expecting the majority of students to have school-issued devices, teachers are requiring them for the class and 12th graders are left to provide one themselves. With two classes requiring it, and not being able to afford to just go buy electronics on the spot I have to take my brother's iPad from him
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,662 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in VA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 90% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 50%)

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