North Stafford High School

  • North Stafford High School serves 1,678 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • North Stafford High School operates within the Stafford County School District.
  • Stafford County School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1678 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,678 students
North Stafford High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % North Stafford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 110 teachers
North Stafford High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade North Stafford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
North Stafford High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
North Stafford High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
21%
14%
North Stafford High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
25%
23%
North Stafford High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
46%
51%
North Stafford High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
North Stafford High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
5%
North Stafford High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups North Stafford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.42
North Stafford High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
34%
North Stafford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
6%
North Stafford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Stafford County School District's student population of 27,573 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,873 in this district is less than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,047 is less than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District Name Stafford County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
4
Number of Students Managed 27,573 3,627
Stafford County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 92% 79%
Stafford County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $271 MM $41 MM
Stafford County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $303 MM $40 MM
Stafford County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,873 $11,380
Stafford County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,047 $11,077
Stafford County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • StaffordPark Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 570 students
    0.5 miles
    No Street Address
    StaffordVA 22554
    (540)658-6320
    0.5PK-5570
  • StaffordAndrew G. Wright Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 774 students
    1.3 miles
    No Street Address
    StaffordVA 22556
    (540)658-6240
    1.36-8774
  • Stafford Garrisonville Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 569 students
    1.3 miles
    No Street Address
    StaffordVA 22556
    (540)658-6260
    1.3PK-5569
  • StaffordKate Waller Barrett Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 819 students
    1.3 miles
    No Street Address
    StaffordVA 22554
    (540)658-6464
    1.3PK-5819
  • StaffordRockhill Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 580 students
    1.3 miles
    No Street Address
    StaffordVA 22556
    (540)658-6360
    1.3PK-5580

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  4/26/2014
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  5/1/2012
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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