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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Indian River High School is an above average, public school located in Chesapeake, VA. It has 1,631 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
1969 Braves Trl
Chesapeake, VA 23325
Telephone
(757) 578-7000

Indian River High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1060
187 responses
Average ACT
23
18 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,978
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,180
National
$949
Median Home Value
$256,500
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
55%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
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  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Ring Dance
    15%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    5%
  • Theater Productions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,631
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,786
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,406/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I loved the diversity at Indian River and Principal Frye made it an unforgettable experience. Being active in clubs and sports, I feel as though I made the most of my time there. I feel like without taking honors or AP classes my education would have suffered slightly. Regular classes didn't seem very challenging at all. It was awesome that we had RiverBucks, a Friday morning snack/breakfast program headed up by our special education department. Students in the special education program were in charge of taking orders, preparing and gathering food for the customers and being cashiers. It was a great experience for everyone involved! When I left they had begun renovations to the school, so I'm sure it looks a lot nicer than it did when I was there. All in all I had a great experience there, but wish I would have been a little bit more ready for college.
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I have attend Indian River Highschool for four years , I would say I've had an overall good experience . There are a few things i like about this school and there are a few things that could be different. Indian River Highschool shows appreciation to the students who play sports , the faculty makes sure all students understand the criteria, and this school gives off a safe environment . In addition, I would say the lunch food could be better , teachers could learn different ways to help students who are confused understand the schoolwork, and the clubs could get more appreciation and attention so that students would want to join. I would reccomend parents to allow there children to experience being a Brave .
Indian River is a very diverse school that has an overall friendly environment. But like all schools, there can be improvements. The main issue is that many of the upcoming graduating class do not feel that we are properly prepared to go to college, let alone pick a college. My school has made efforts to help us prepare for a prosperous financial future, but that can only go so far when one is stressed about colleges and everything that comes with them. Our guidance counselors do try their best to help us, but there is only so much they can do with the resources they have.