Petersburg High School

  • Petersburg High School serves 783 students in grades 10-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Petersburg High School operates within the Petersburg City School District.
  • Petersburg City School District's 62% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 783 students has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 783 students
Petersburg High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Petersburg High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
Petersburg High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Petersburg High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less 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 11:1 16:1
Petersburg High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
6%
Petersburg High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
4%
14%
Petersburg High School Black Students (1993-2015)
Black
93%
23%
Petersburg High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
3%
51%
Petersburg High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Petersburg High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Petersburg 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.
0.13 0.42
Petersburg 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.
94%
34%
Petersburg 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.
n/a
6%
Petersburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • Petersburg City School District's student population of 4,318 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 94% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,962 in this district is less than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,126 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Petersburg City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
4
Number of Students Managed 4,318 3,627
Petersburg City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 62% 79%
Petersburg City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $49 MM $41 MM
Petersburg City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $50 MM $40 MM
Petersburg City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,962 $11,380
Petersburg City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,126 $11,077
Petersburg 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • PetersburgVernon Johns Junior High School
    Grades: 8-9 | 579 students
    0.4 miles
    No Street Address
    PetersburgVA 23805
    (804)862-7020
    0.48-9579
  • PetersburgWalnut Hill Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 603 students
    1.4 miles
    No Street Address
    PetersburgVA 23805
    (804)862-7005
    1.4KG-5603
  • PetersburgA.p. Hill Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 465 students
    1.6 miles
    No Street Address
    PetersburgVA 23803
    (804)862-7002
    1.6KG-5465
  • PetersburgWestview Early Childhood Ed. Center
    Grades: PK | 342 students
    2.1 miles
    No Street Address
    PetersburgVA 23803
    (804)862-7010
    2.1PK342
  • PetersburgPeabody Middle School
    Grades: 6-7 | 553 students
    2.2 miles
    No Street Address
    PetersburgVA 23803
    (804)862-7075
    2.26-7553

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