North Stafford High School

  • North Stafford High School serves 1,755 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher 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.
  • North Stafford High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 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 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

North Stafford High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • North Stafford High School's student population of 1,755 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,755 students
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Total Classroom Teachers112 teachers
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School Comparison

  • North Stafford 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 increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North Stafford High School is 0.72, 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 School Rank (16-17)#548 out of 1801 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
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
3%
7%
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Hispanic
28%
16%
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Black
23%
22%
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White
39%
49%
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Two or more races
7%
6%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Stafford High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.720.68
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameStafford County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I have attended North Stafford High School for four years. The campus is beautiful and kept very clean. When I first arrived I had thought that I would surely get lost in such a big school; but that did not happen. The layout of North Stafford is designed in such a way that it is fairly difficult to get lost. Each subject area is put in a separate area of the school to keep it organized. There are many academic opportunities offered. You can take college courses, technical classes, and specialized classes. The core subjects which are: social studies, science, English, and math, go beyond just the basics. Each core has many different course offerings; some of which are required and some which are not. If you are interested in a particular topic within that core, there are classes available that more thoroughly explore that topic. There are also a wide variety of electives you can take, some of which include: horticulture, auto body, parenting, and marketing. There are courses for just about every person. The teachers at North are mostly fantastic. I have formed some great relationships with my teachers. These teachers clearly enjoy their job and care about every student. I have been exposed to many different teaching methods that help me to find how I learn best. Although there are some good ones, there are a couple of issues I have had. I encountered a problem when a teacher did not teach at all. Most of our class time was spent staring at a wall. This teacher was nice but not well-suited for this job. Many extracurricular are available at North Stafford. The athletic program has been said by many to be the best in Stafford County. Football, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and swimming are just some of the sports offered. The football games have high attendance, which stems from the fact that they are winning just about all the time. If you are not interested in athletics, there are also other things to join. Martial arts club, science club, chess club, national honor society, and Chinese club are just a few of the many. These clubs are mainly student run so they get control of what they do, with teacher supervision. I participated in the literary magazine, which is a magazine full of artwork, poetry, and stories from the students and teachers. I had a poem published in it while also editing submissions and putting the magazine together. I had a really fun experience working on it, there were so many good people helping and we formed a close-knit group. My experience with North Stafford High School has been one that I will never forget. Being a teenager is tough but North helped me to develop who I am and the type of people I should be around. If I could plan that far into the future I would want my children to go there just so they can have the great experience that I did.
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5  
I graduted 1986. Robert White was the head principal. Jon Connor was 12 th grade principal. They had great teachers. I was in conert choir. Mrs. VanBuren was the chorus Teacher. Coach Rick Blackburn was my Gym coach as well a my drivers ed Teacher. Coach Mills was my homeroom teacher.
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