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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Altavista High School is a public school located in Altavista, VA. It has 723 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
904 Bedford Avenue
Altavista, VA 24517
Telephone
(434) 369-4768
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Altavista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
45 responses
Average ACT
26
5 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$658
National
$949
Median Home Value
$125,700
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.
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  • Foot ball
    25%
  • Student VS Faulty Basketball Game
    25%
  • Talent Show
    25%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
723
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,377
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,601/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Altavista High School Reviews

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I love AltaVista High school the teachers work with you and if you need extra help they will set up a time to help you. They want to brighten the future of the students. The principals keep kids on track and treat them like there own and when you have assemblies they make sure that the kids know how much they care. They ensure our safety by taking many precautions! The only thing I'd change is the dress code rules but, they are understandable.
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I loved attending Altavista. There are many different classes and electives available to the students, so finding an enjoyable class is not difficult at all. I just wish that the principals cared more. So many students get away with bad behavior, because the principals do not discipline them anymore. I was forced to spend three of my class periods out of the day, watching my favorite teacher in the world put up with being cussed at and disrespected. It made me sick that everyday she would send students to the office, and the principals would just send them right back to class. Teachers are a privilege to us. They do not have to be there everyday to put up with us. They are donating their time to expand their students' range of knowledge. It really is unfortunate that they are so belittled in return for their sacrifices.
I felt the school should have focused more on academics than the importance of sports and extracurriculars. It is more important to help students in the classroom and I feel through after school remediation and tutoring, students could succeed at a much higher rate. I also feel if the guidance department assisted students in their futures and guided them, students could have a clearer outlook in what they want to do after high school.