Midlothian High School
Midlothian High School serves 1,978 students in grades 9-12.
Midlothian High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (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 95% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).
- Grades: 9-12
- Students: 1,978 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 26%
- Graduation Rate: 97% (Top 5% in VA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 5%
- Math Proficiency: 93% (Top 10%)
- Reading Proficiency: 95% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Midlothian High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Midlothian High School's student population of 1,978 students has grown by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 121 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Midlothian High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Midlothian High School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#88 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
I enjoyed my experience at Midlothian High School. The principal, Mr. Abel, has a great energy about him that changed the school environment when he began back in 2012 (?). Midlothian is not the most diverse school around and could do more to educate their students about race and culture. The parent population is a bit overwhelming and filled with helicopter parents that need to take a step back. All in all, no school is perfect but Midlothian definitely works hard to appeal to the needs of their students.
Despite the fact that many will tell you that Midlothian is one of the best schools around, it isn't. In fact it is far from it and if it truly is one of the best in the area, that says terrible terrible things about this area! Midlo is a terrible school with bad administration and worse teachers. I am an upperclassmen there and I can honestly say that I can count on one hand the number of good teachers I have had and have fingers left over. Chesterfield County is a bad district to start off with. They have little if any control over the schools, little funding, and a lot of trailers! Midlo is one of the only schools in the county which does not have trailers! Also the county is DESPERATE for teachers and will hire anyone willing to commit. So bad teachers, the music program is a joke, and the administration has absolutely no backbone to stand up to teachers so guess who rules the school, THE TEACHERS! They do whatever they please because they know they can't get fired. The administration only cares about petty things, mostly cell phones. The facilities are grotesque too. So if you can avoid Midlo or even better Chesterfield County, DO!
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