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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Powhatan High School is an above average, public school located in Powhatan, VA. It has 1,455 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1800 Judes Ferry Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
Telephone
(804) 598-5710
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Powhatan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
326 responses
Average ACT
27
15 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-
Median Household Income
$80,441
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$983
National
$949
Median Home Value
$264,300
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Pep Rallys
    25%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Band concerts
    11%
  • Drumline Competitions!
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,455
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,333
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
$11,490/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Powhatan High School is overall a very nice school. It may not be the hardest academically but it is also not the easiest. Teachers are not the best. I would definitely hire teachers who have more experience. Our school involvement is average. The best thing about Powhatan High School is our facilities. The school was built-in 2003, so it is a fairly new school. Our school is very clean and well kept and we receive many compliments about our school. If I could change anything about the school, it would be the academic rigor. I would make it a little harder so that it challenges the students more.
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Powhatan High School, is quite good for its circumstance and location in the heart of the rural suburbs of Powhatan County. To that end, the school is very closely tied with the community and the environment is very warm. However, it lacks the appropriate funding and seriousness to compete with many other Virginia schools academically. The academics at Powhatan tend to appear passable in statistical analyses, when the data is only compared with past performance at Powhatan. However, it becomes soon apparent when competing in interregional academic competitions, for example, that Powhatan has some severe deficits in these departments.
I personally really enjoy attending this school. The actual, physical building is a decent size, clean, and has many windows to let in natural light. I get along with the majority of teachers and they all enjoy their occupation and genuinely want to see their students succeed. My biggest complaint is that our administration often has difficulties communicating with both our teachers and students and that they sometimes make rules that have no logical meaning behind them.