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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Albemarle High School is a top rated, public school located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 1,986 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
2775 Hydraulic Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Telephone
(434) 975-9300
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Albemarle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
485 responses
Average ACT
30
87 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$54,739
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,800
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
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  • Sports events
    22%
  • Homecoming Tailgate
    12%
  • Power Puff Football
    12%
  • School Spirit Activities
    11%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • Drama Productions
    9%
  • Marching Band
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,986
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,118
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,600/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Albemarle High School Reviews

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Albemarle High School has wonderful academic opportunities. The MESA program is very challenging and perfect for those interested in STEM. Most teachers are decent and the administration, while somewhat disconnected, seems to care about the students. However, the school is pretty self-segregated and can be unorganized because of its large size. The food is not great and the building is somewhat old and could use renovation.
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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!
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.