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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 1,973 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% 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
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1250
341 responses
Average ACT
30
58 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$70,342
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,156
National
$949
Median Home Value
$317,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Sports events
    24%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • Power Puff Football
    14%
  • Homecoming Tailgate
    11%
  • Drama Productions
    8%
  • Marching Band
    6%
  • School Spirit Activities
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,973
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,135
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,347/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Albemarle High School Reviews

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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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As a recently graduated senior, I feel immensely prepared in regards to academics. Honors and AP classes are generally demanding, and are presumably reflective of what introductory college courses will expect of you. The school has wonderful outreach and volunteer opportunities, such as the peer tutoring program, Key Club, Beta Club, and more. I had a few bad experiences with administration, but teachers were almost always kind and relatively accommodating. The school culture can be difficult at times, as students often only associate with those in their circle, which can make it difficult for incoming students without a defined “identity” to find their group. However, I believe that the experience was undoubtedly better than it would have been if I had attended another nearby high school.
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.