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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Glenvar High School is an above average, public school located in Roanoke, VA. It has 562 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
6533 Peters Creek Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
Telephone
(540) 387-6536
Website

Glenvar High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
82 responses
Average ACT
25
6 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$62,052
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$913
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Groovy Teens
    18%
  • Homecoming Football Games
    15%
  • Highlander of Honor
    12%
  • The Spark Plug.
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Spirit Links
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
562
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,154
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,321/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Best school system in the entire valley. We have been to Roanoke city, homeschooling, and Salem City schools. All were disappointing and teachers wanted students medicated even if they did not have a learning disorder. Moving to Glenvar has been the best decision we ever made. A lot of staff are our neighbors. The staff go above and beyond to take care of students. They focus on learning in multiple ways to help most learning styles. My child has been incredibly happy attending their schools. 💯 no bullying. The staff are dedicated to helping out students and parents. My only regret is not moving here sooner. ☺️
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Glenvar High School, where everyone fits in, is quite a unique place with it's close knit all involved community. Everyone pitches in with something and helps to keep our school thriving. The people are some of the most genuine and down to earth you'll ever meet and help or guidance with almost anything is at your fingertips here in Highlander Heaven. It is a great place to grow into the individual you aspire to be as you are surrounded by people who encourage you to be the best version of you possible. When I say everyone fits in, I mean it. I am so proud to have my roots grounded into this community and will cherish my memories here forever.
The whole entire Glenvar community is supportive no matter if you are in a sport, in the band, or just go to school. The administration at Glenvar is phenomenal and the teachers guidance counselors only want the best for the students there. I moved to Glenvar my sophomore year and was immediately welcomed by the students and teachers. Glenvar is a very special place but if there is one thing that Glenvar lacks it is diversity.