William Byrd High School

  • William Byrd High School serves 1,063 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (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 96% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • William Byrd High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • William Byrd High School's student population of 1,063 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 88 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,063 students
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Total Classroom Teachers88 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William Byrd High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William Byrd High School is 0.22, 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 School Rank (16-17)#318 out of 1801 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
2%
16%
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Black
5%
22%
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White
88%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.220.68
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRoanoke County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
William Byrd will give out to its students what they put in. I personally feel that Byrd is a great school to go to, and so long as you're willing to put in the effort to learn and stay out of trouble, the teachers there will help you. They have very a underrated music and cheerleading program, as they bring home most of the trophies. They have an exceptional administrative staff. I participated in their AFJROTC program, the music program, and their archery club, as well as Beta Club. It's a great school and a great community that you can't find really anywhere else. Plus Maroon and Orange look good on anyone and who doesn't love a good Bull Terrier?
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William Byrd High School is one if those schools that you can't really appreciate until after you've gone out into the world. It is a small town public school nestled beside the Blue Ridge Parkway that continues to offer high quality academic coursework for college-bound students, as well as vocational and special education programs. The activities I participated in as a student -- art club, cross country, the school yearbook -- helped form a basis for a variety of interests I pursued in college and in my professional life. The student/teacher ratio was (and remains) very good, and the academic and athletic facilities have always been spacious, clean, and well-maintained.
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