Petersburg High School

  • Petersburg High School serves 1,096 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (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 76% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Petersburg 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Petersburg High School's student population of 1,096 students has grown by 39% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,096 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petersburg High School is ranked within the bottom 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 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petersburg High School is 0.13, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1541 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
93%
23%
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White
3%
50%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Petersburg High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.130.68
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Graduation Rate
72%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Petersburg High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Petersburg High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePetersburg City PBLC Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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