A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Albemarle High School is a highly rated, public school located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 1,974 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
2775 Hydraulic Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Telephone
(434) 975-9300

Albemarle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1270
232 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Sports events
    25%
  • Power Puff Football
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • Homecoming Tailgate
    13%
  • Drama Productions
    9%
  • Marching Band
    7%
  • All the above
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,974
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,347/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Albemarle High is a good school. Unique to AHS are focus-oriented "pathways", or where students can plan a four-year course selection based on a subject they're interested in (ex: Arts and Letters, etc.). And of course there's MESA (the Math, Engineering, and Science Academy), a highly prestigious and selective program focusing in STEM helping students ultimately take undergrad engineering courses by junior and senior year. Overall, teachers really help you engage in learning at AHS!
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Albemarle High School is a great school! All of the students there are really spirited when it comes to sports and supporting them. The teachers try their best to help the students succeed and reach the potential they know they have. There are many activities and clubs that you can get involved in or even create one of your own. The school has many students from all over the world but do not really interact with other students since they have a different type of schedule and classes. I believe that Albemarle has a lot of opportunities for students that want to go into different fields and peruse them as soon as they get a chance. The food could be better and there could be a better sense of unity among different types of students throughout the school. Overall, Albemarle High School is a school where you feel safe and are able to meet new people and teachers that want you to go to college and succeed as much as they do.
I enjoyed my last fours at Albemarle High School. The school was great at encouraging student to attended a high level institution after graduation. The teachers were willing to work with you and make sure you understood each class assignment. School spirit was amazing! Each school event you could sense the pride we had in our school. Albemarle is a really diverse school and students will make amazing friendships. The school food was horrible! Sophomore year I started packing my lunch.