York High School
York High School serves 1,115 students in grades 9-12.
York High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 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 and Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).
York High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
York High School's student population of 1,115 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
York High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of York High School is 0.52, 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 Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#182 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education
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
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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