Patrick Henry High School
Patrick Henry High School serves 1,923 students in grades 9-12.
Patrick Henry High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).
Patrick Henry High School's student population of 1,923 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 123 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Patrick Henry High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Patrick Henry High School is 0.61, 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 Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1075 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education
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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