Western Albemarle High School

  • Western Albemarle High School serves 1,077 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 82% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 98% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Western Albemarle High School's student population of 1,077 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,077 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Albemarle High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Western Albemarle High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. 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#416 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
2%
23%
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White
88%
50%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Western Albemarle High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.220.43
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Graduation Rate
94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Western Albemarle High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameALBEMARLE CO PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Overall, WAHS is a great school. Like another reviewer said, most of the issues are in the science, math, and foreign language departments. The physics department has a lot of technology and receives several grants...but doesn't spend the money wisely and leaves students struggling with the course content. The history department is on top of their game (the AP courses are challenging and interesting), english dept. is wonderful too. Sports programs are top notch, the leadership program is impressive, and the drama department puts on spectacular productions throughout the year.
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The kids at Western are rude, unwelcoming, and cliquey for the most part. The math department is terrible, and the biology and physics classes are taught poorly. Most foreign language teachers don't do anything. The theater program is a joke; Albemarle is a far better choice for arts. However, the English and history teachers generally know what they are doing. WAHS is a great school for sports. Also, the guidance department is on top of things and very helpful with college preparation.
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