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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Hickory High School is a highly rated, public school located in Chesapeake, VA. It has 1,712 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
1996 Hawk Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Telephone
(757) 421-4295
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Hickory High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
383 responses
Average ACT
27
74 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$72,214
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,201
National
$949
Median Home Value
$260,900
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • Friday morning pep rallies for football games
    16%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Marching Band competitions
    8%
  • Lacrosse games
    6%
  • Soccer games
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,712
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,596
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,641/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Hickory High School Reviews

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My experience at Hickory High School has been amazing! The faculty gets students in school spirit and aims to strengthen learning skills! The one thing I wish would change is the office faculty not listening to a multitude of students who complain about a teacher. If multiple students complain about a teacher, I wish they would look into that.
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I transferred here the summer before my junior year and Mrs. Dortch, the principal, has done an amazing job making me feel welcome as well as the other teachers. I've made friends quickly and really enjoy going to school here!
I personally enjoyed Hickory as a high school, the teachers were great and well motivated to genuinely care for the students. Not every teacher was that way but there were definitely some diamonds, particularly in the english and art departments. Overall, a great school!