New Kent High School is an above average, public school located in New Kent, VA. It has 985 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
New Kent High School Reviews
New Kent High School is an absolutely brilliant place to send your child for a memorable high school experience. The area is definitely one of the safest school districts in Virginia seeing as the sheriff's office is right next door at the courthouse. Additionally, all staff and faculty are geared toward student success and tend to make many meaningful relationships with their students. The area is also close to the Bridging Communities center, which allows students to explore numerous career fields with hands-on experience. In terms of courses and course rigor, this school has a variety of options, ranging from Dual Enrollment to Advanced Placement to general and even honors. The dual enrollment math and English programs are especially top notch and allowed me to complete math and English courses up until my junior year of college.
New Kent High school provides great opportunities for academic improvement and acceleration. I personally have been able to challenge myself academically through the Early College Program by taking all AP and DE classes. Opportunities such as this are all over New Kent high school and help greatly in terms of preparing for college. Through my program I am able to take college classes and get a feel for how it really is once I actually attend college. This is very helpful and has prepared me for my future and any difficult decisions I may have make. All in all, New Kent High school gives me, and all of its students, equal opportunities and experience and also helps greatly with each students future.
My overall experience with New Kent High School has been around a four out of a five star experience. New Kent is a tight knit community, and the high school always stays involved. I love being able to have connections and being able to talk to anyone I need that is in this county. I have always felt completely safe and comfortable in this school too. The reason I did not give it 5 stars is because of the vaping problem that happens in our school. A lot of vaping goes on during the school day without having consequences. Not much action has been taken to stop this from happening, even though much attention has been brought to the school officer and administration.