Western Branch High School

  • Western Branch High School serves 2,129 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (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 91% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Western Branch High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Western Branch High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Western Branch High School's student population of 2,129 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 137 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,129 students
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Total Classroom Teachers137 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Branch High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Western Branch High School is 0.63, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank#119 out of 1791 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
91%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
16%
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Black
42%
22%
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White
44%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score0.630.68
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Graduation Rate
88%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChesapeake City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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