Patrick Henry High School

  • Patrick Henry High School serves 1,926 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Patrick Henry High School operates within the Roanoke City School District.
  • Roanoke City School District's 65% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1926 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 118 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,926 students
Patrick Henry High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Patrick Henry High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 118 teachers
Patrick Henry High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Patrick Henry High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 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 16:1 16:1
Patrick Henry High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Patrick Henry High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
5%
14%
Patrick Henry High School Black Students (1996-2015)
Black
40%
23%
Patrick Henry High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
50%
51%
Patrick Henry High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Patrick Henry High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
5%
Patrick Henry High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Patrick Henry 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.
0.59 0.42
Patrick Henry 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.
50%
34%
Patrick Henry High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
5%
6%
Patrick Henry High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Roanoke City School District's student population of 13,649 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 94% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,874 is higher than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,568 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four years.
School District Name Roanoke City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
4
Number of Students Managed 13,649 3,627
Roanoke City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 65% 79%
Roanoke City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $174 MM $41 MM
Roanoke City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $170 MM $40 MM
Roanoke City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,874 $11,380
Roanoke City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,568 $11,077
Roanoke City 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

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School Reviews

5  10/12/2009
I graduated from Patrick Henry in 2007, and despite the reputation it has with some folks in the area, I was very happy with the education I received. Essentially, education at Patrick Henry is what you make of it. I took plenty of AP and college-level courses and those prepared me very well for a rigorous (top 40 liberal arts) college education. Plenty of my classmates and friends attended top notch schools and it prepared most of us very well. The athletic and art programs are fairly strong- most every sport experiences some level of success. Additionally, the school has made the Newsweek rankings a few times in recent years- I don't think Hidden Valley or Cave Spring did. The new school is great- the classrooms are well equipped and the facilities are fairly safe. Parents of the kids in advanced classes are involved- unfortunately, the majority of parents are less involved and sometimes it shows with their children's academic performance. Overall, PH prepared me for the real world by forcing me to interact with kids from all across the socioeconomic spectrum and different ethnic origin, but still gave me a wonderful education that I can put to use at one of the nation's best small colleges.
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