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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
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Charlottesville High School is a highly rated, public school located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 1,196 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Telephone
(434) 245-2410
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Charlottesville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1210
232 responses
Average ACT
28
56 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
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
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    42%
  • Marching Band at the football games
    10%
  • Spending all sports budget on losing football team
    10%
  • Splitting honors & academic by socioeconomic class
    10%
  • Fundraising for new Track uniforms
    6%
  • While other sports go on to nationals paying for
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,196
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,086
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,942/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Charlottesville High School Reviews

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Charlottesville High School is a wonderfully diverse and thoughtful environment. While social divides persist within the school, the administration, teachers, and students are making a determined effort to bring the school body together. I have been taught by fantastic teachers who have both assisted and challenged me to learn and think in an engaging way. Charlottesville's sports teams and clubs are all incredibly welcoming, and I have loved the time I put into participating in some of them! Of course, standard high school complaints such as limited lunch flexibility and testing policies are present, but these issues do not mask the many good qualities which Charlottesville High School holds.
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My overall experience at CHS was very good. I graduated in 2016.The clubs and activities that I was involvd in really shape me into the person I am today. There was Dual enrollment classes offered that helped me a lot in college. The teachers were very helpful and very involved. They wanted to see us achieve. Administrators were okay. The administrators were not the best, sometimes made school unbearable. Too many rules like can only eat in certain destinations where it's not like that in college or any where else.
I love my school so much. We are ranked the most diverse school in the district. Being a Black Knight is the best you are exposed to many cultures and many accepting people in CHS. Also the teachers at my school are very welcoming and care for every student's future and want to see us succeed. One thing that I would like to change about my school is the substitute teacher shortage. Whenever a teacher is sick or on a field trip we have to pull other teachers from their free time to grade papers to come in and teach another class. This affects all teachers in Charlottesville High School due to us not having enough subs. Other than that everyone in Charlottesville High School gets along with each other and we are very accepting of everyones culture.