York High School

  • York High School serves 1,075 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 88% (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 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) 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 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 50%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • York High School's student population of 1,075 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,075 students
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Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
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School Comparison

  • York High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of York High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#177 out of 1,796 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
15%
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Black
12%
23%
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White
68%
50%
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in York High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.510.67
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Graduation Rate
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in York 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 Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in York 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 NameYORK CO PBLC SCHS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  • Yorktown Grafton High School
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    3.2 miles
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  • Yorktown Grafton Middle School
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    3.2 miles
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I attended York High in 1983 as a senior...I moved there from Tampa ,Fla,..York is a great school and has great teachers..I would have loved to go there all four of my high school years,but i will always cherish my senior year there at York!!! I was a pitcher on the 1983 Baseball team under coach Saunders..1983 was a great class to be in,,and contiue to stay in touch with my classmates!! GO YORK FALCONS... Rob Hampton
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a) great acedemic programs offered including AP classes and the IB program b) music, art, sports, and other activities including volunteer opportunities and a variety of great clubs are always available! c) awards are available for many different things and students are always encouraged to strive for their goals because achieving happiness is just as great. Senior of the Month is one example of the many great awards one can recieve at York High as well as the awards classes can recieve by working together just having fun and showing school spirit during Spirit Week. d) There are a lot of great facilities at York including Bailey Field. There are also tennis courts and a large gym. e) Parents are very involved at York High, coaching sports, vollunteering, helping with fundraisers and helping make the PTA such a success. I'd also like to point out the great teachers and staff that spend their day at York. Friendly smiles and warm welcomes always await students and visitors. Teachers strive to make sure EVERY student gets the attention they need to learn the material and succeed. Their level of patients exceeds all expectation. These teachers put their heart and soul into what they do and hardly consider it a 'job!' York High really is the best of the best and one can't help but to succeed!
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