Nansemond River High School

  • Nansemond River High School serves 1,553 students in grades 9-12.
  • 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 88% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 30%) for the 2016-17 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%.

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 grown by 7% 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 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • 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 School Rank (16-17)#779 out of 1801 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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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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Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.620.68
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Graduation Rate
91%
87%
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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

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