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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Armstrong High School is a public school located in Richmond, VA. It has 974 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
2300 Cool Lane
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone
(804) 780-4449

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
58%
Average SAT
860
34 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,331
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,600
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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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
974
Free or Reduced Lunch
95%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,450
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.5%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,441/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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My overall experience at Armstrong High was great although they're were many distraction which I didn't get involved in because I was only focusing on graduating in the top 10 . At Armstrong high school they're were many great teachers, counselors, and staff who was always willing to help when needed. During the time of my freshman and sophomore year I joined the Armstrong marching band, which led me to meet so many energetic positive students who were already attending the school before me and team were very welcoming due to my shyness. When my junior year was approaching I decided not to return to the marching band but was accepted into the dual enrollment dental assisting program which was 2 years which was the best two years ever and it was just a great time to meet so many wonderful classmates who was very caring and willing to participate in every thing the teacher assigned. Final year, I knew I met the requirements to graduate.
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My Exprience with Armstrong has been very interesting. I noticed that a lot of things in our school need to be changed immediately but in my opinion the Mayor in our city dosen't care about our school since we're a unaccredited school. We're also surrounded by four projrects in aour area so that kinda effects the way the students act in our school if you ask me. But if i could change one thing about Armstrong High School It would be the whole school because the school is really old to the point its breaking down slowly and the supplies we have are not up to date mainly becasuse the school doesn't have a lot a money to support that it. The teachers, principle, and staff can stay because most of them try at least help the students pass instead of failing.
Armstrong high school has a rich history and background regarding African American education and this year it is our mission our mission to restore our legacy within the school and community. Armstrong is located in the heart of our urban neighborhood which provide a strong culture among students. The school used to have the name Kennedy High School which transfered to Armstrong-Kennedy to later on dropping the last name and keeping Armstrong for good. Although students from these urban areas attend this school, we try to make the best out of what we have and what is provided to us. Sometimes it may not be the best but we continue to push through and make full accredidation.