B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Altavista High School is a public school located in Altavista, VA. It has 696 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
904 Bedford Avenue
Altavista, VA 24517
Telephone
(434) 369-4768
Website

Altavista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1070
40 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
21%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
696
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.3%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,601/ year
National
$12,239
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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.
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Going into my high school year the teachers and administrators were very welcoming. My teachers taught me everything necessary to know for SOL's and life in general. "No child left behind" was always put into effect as many teachers went above and beyond to make sure everyone passed the class even those who needed the little extra push. Altavista had issues just like any school would with certain students acting up, but administration enforced rules that were fair to everybody. I can say without a doubt, anybody would be beyond blessed to call themselves a colonel.
Altavista is one of the best schools I've ever attended. It has a great faculty and administration that does a amazing job at keeping people on track and getting their work done. This is an caring environment that makes you feel like you're safe, and in great hands. Altavista has the best education system and make sure everyone gets there education done on time enough for them to graduate.