Nansemond River High School

3301 Nansemond Pkwy
Suffolk, VA 23435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Nansemond River High School serves 1,553 students in grades 9-12.
Nansemond River High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (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 91% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Nansemond River High School's student population of 1,553 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,553 students
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Total Classroom Teachers98 teachers
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School Comparison

Nansemond River High School is ranked within the top 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 Nansemond River High School is 0.62, 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
#672 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
71%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
16%
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Black
49%
22%
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White
37%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.620.68
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Graduation Rate
90%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSuffolk City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Nansemond River High School is King's Fork High School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John Yeates Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nansemond Parkway Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Suffolk Nansemond Parkway Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 539 students
    1.1 miles
    3012 Nansemond Pkwy
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 923-4167
    1.1 PK-5 539
  • Suffolk Driver Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 597 students
    1.6 miles
    4270 Driver Lane
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4106
    1.6 PK-5 597
  • Suffolk John Yeates Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,241 student
    2.4 miles
    4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4105
    2.4 6-8 1,241
  • Suffolk Hillpoint Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 762 students
    3.3 miles
    1101 Hillpoint Rd
    Suffolk, VA 23434
    (757) 925-6750
    3.3 PK-5 762
  • Suffolk Creekside Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 947 students
    3.9 miles
    1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 923-4251
    3.9 PK-5 947

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