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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Open High School is a highly rated, public school located in Richmond, VA. It has 200 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
84 responses
Average ACT
24
15 responses
AP Enrollment
100%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$44,205
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,654
National
$949
Median Home Value
$253,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
  • Day in the Park
    29%
  • Schoolwide Thanksgiving
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Unity Day
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Winterfest
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
200
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,459
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.4%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,413/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Overall, Open high is a great school that offers college level classes in order to prepare you for college. The teachers are very well educated in their area of studies and are very understanding to student situations that may arise. Student life is very important to Open. Everyone knows Everyone. With the diverse student classes, all students have the opportunity to make new and unique friends. Also, with the hour lunches provided to students, there is a lot of time to explore around the school, such as, the overlook and the river. There is also a lot of tasty nearby food spots to go to that is affordable!
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I love open From the building to all the teacher.I have learned many new things I think it is a unique school.I would never change my school to another.I also encourage more students to choose open high.in open high we have very supportive teachers and students who are always there for you.due to COVID I could not finish my freshman year yet it was a great experience.in open we have many fun activities which we encourages us to spend time and get to know each other.I am also great full that open high counselors, teachers ad principal do a good job in finding innovative activities.Each student at open high has there own special personality but we are all brilliant.I love how we also can go out for lunch in Cary town or at VHDA where food is inexpensive.In open I finally know what it felt like teachers and administrators actually caring about their students.I also know others students feel the same way about open. Going to open has been delightful and I will always treasure it.
I love the autonomy you get to experience there, especially as someone who has never experienced freedom of that sort before. Most of us are really close with each other because we're such a small student body (each graduating class has around 50 or 60 kids). But even if you aren't super close with that many people, everyone knows who everyone is just about, which is something you can't really experience in regular sized schools. My only real complaint is there's no music classes. There's just visual art.