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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Buffalo Gap High School is an above average, public school located in Swoope, VA. It has 502 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
1800 Buffalo Gap Hwy
Swoope, VA 24479
Telephone
(540) 337-6021
Website
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Buffalo Gap High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
44 responses
Average ACT
26
6 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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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+
Median Household Income
$59,544
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,300
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Donkey basketball
    17%
  • Food for America
    17%
  • Football
    17%
  • Market animal show
    11%
  • Winter art show
    11%
  • Baseball
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
502
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,878/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Buffalo Gap High School Reviews

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Buffalo Gap High School is a very good school. The staff is enjoyable to be around, and make the "case of the Monday's" feel less like a Monday. Most of the time any problem that may occur, there is always a way that the problem will get resolved. The teachers do the best they can to insure the students understand the curriculum they are teaching is understood. Students are great people and have very little judgement for anything. I do agree that the school show minimum of school spirit inside the school, but the students school spirit makes up for most of the lost spirit inside the facility. I would recommend Buffalo Gap out of the Augusta County Schools for the future students and parents in Augusta County. I couldn't be happier with the experience there!
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When I first started high school in 2013, I was not the same person. I walked into high school thinking I was all that and I was better than everyone else. Over these last few years, high school has shaped me into the young lady I am now. It helped me grow up and taught me who I really was. I'm now currently a senior and ready to graduate. I realize now that I am just a small town country girl. They say college is the best four years but I'm not so sure it will top high school. From football games to prom to pep rallies, it has been a great and memorable 4 years. Honestly, I would not change a thing about Gap. However, if I could, it would be to change the rules so that parking passes are free!
Buffalo Gap High School feels like home. It's a place where everyone knows everyone, and where we all feel safe and welcomed! I wouldn't change a thing about this school.