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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
Matoaca High School is an above average, public school located in Chesterfield, VA. It has 1,781 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
17700 Longhouse Lane
Chesterfield, VA 23838
Telephone
(804) 590-3108
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Matoaca High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1080
327 responses
Average ACT
25
45 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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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
    A-
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$76,969
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,180
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,200
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Football games and club events
    36%
  • Being apart of football games and pep rallies
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Show Choir
    7%
  • Sports
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,781
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,042
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,864/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Matoaca High School Reviews

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Matoaca high school is an amazing school like many others in Chesterfield County. Through academics, college readiness, teachers and sports rallies I have definitely been able to have the high school experience and still maintain excellent grades! While many of the administration staff members are not well suited for our school, our principal is an amazing fit and very active within the student body. Matoaca is almost as one big family and truly the place to go!
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I wouldn't say it's the best school to attend, but it's enough to get through your years to graduate. The school's food for lunch has always been terrible, and sometimes sickness occurs. There are students who constantly go to the bathroom to vape their Juuls and don't spend time to get their education. Encouragement lacks in this school because of the amount of students that do not want to put the effort in. The teachers do their job well, but they could work on a few things. Overall, the school could be much better in the math and science department.
Matoaca is a comprehensive high school with a diverse student body of approximately 1800 students in grades 9-12. The school has a faculty of over 125 teachers, 6 counselors, 3 librarians, and 5 administrators. Matoaca is on a 7-period alternating block schedule, which consists of six 90-minute classes (periods 2-7) meeting on an alternating odd/even day basis, while the first period meets daily for 50 minutes. Matoaca houses the Center for Teaching and Learning through Technology. This specialty center is open to students throughout the county via an application process. There are over 50 clubs and organizations available for student participation. The school is accredited through the Virginia Department of Education and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Students compete on academic and athletic teams in the Group AAA - Central District of the Virginia High School League (VHSL).