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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Charlottesville High School is a highly rated, public school located in Charlottesville, VA. It has 1,163 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Telephone
(434) 245-2410

Charlottesville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1200
202 responses
Average ACT
28
42 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
Area Feel
Suburban
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
B
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.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    43%
  • Marching Band at the football games
    11%
  • Spending all sports budget on losing football team
    11%
  • Splitting honors & academic by socioeconomic class
    11%
  • Fundraising for new Track uniforms
    7%
  • Nobody knowing that field hockey is the best
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,163
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,147
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 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
$16,244/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 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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Charlottesville High is an extremely diverse school. It also employs an amazing catalog of teachers and faculty and the AVID and College prep programs is extremely efficient and readily available for all students. Unfortunately these are just about the only things keeping CHS's rating above 2 stars. The school is in bad condition to start with, especially the bathrooms.The food we have for lunch is a step above prison food in terms of both nutritional value and taste. The worst aspect is the Administration, which has seen alot of turnover in the last 4 years. At times it seems like the administration is trying to out-do how bad of a job it did in the previous year. The school tries to encourage the student body to show more school spirit and school pride, but what pride is there to show when there is nothing to be proud of. CHS has great staff and a great sense of community, but the shaky foundation of the management and the poor condition of the school may not ever find stability.
CHS doesn’t know how to treat its students like the adults they almost are. They give responsibilities and then run the place like a preschool. No administrator in the building knows how to speak in a nice tone to anyone and they always think everyone is up to something. The attendance desk is severely lacking since the former attendance employee was replaced. Attendance is the easiest job in the building so it’s a wonder why it’s so hard to run it correctly. The lack of security is going to cause a lot of people to be severely hurt one day, not like anyone here is worried about an outside threat. Don’t work in education if you don’t know how to treat other people and do your job properly.