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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Princess Anne High School is a top rated, public school located in Virginia Beach, VA. It has 1,835 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
4400 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Telephone
(757) 648-5600

Princess Anne High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1230
386 responses
Average ACT
28
75 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,719
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,258
National
$949
Median Home Value
$262,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Homecoming hallways
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • HOMECOMING!!! RING DANCE! PROM!
    16%
  • Pep rallys
    11%
  • Football games
    10%
  • Love Run
    5%
  • VHSL Theatre Competition
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,835
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,324
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,600/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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My experience at PAHS has been pretty good, I've been attending high school and the IB program here since 2015. The sports teams are pretty average, but we make up for it in school spirit! We have a very committed SCA that put together homecoming dances and festivities, any student who's looking to get involved and help the school can certainly do that if they choose. The one major drawback would probably be the buildings themselves, some have been rebuilt since the school's original opening but most are originals, which are definitely a bit dingy. Overall, I wouldn't have wanted to go to high school anywhere else, the relationships and experiences I've cultivated here matter much more to me than the state of the building itself.
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They say high school is supposed to be the greatest four years of your life, besides college of course, and that statement was true at Princess Anne. A school that focuses on academics and preparing its students for the real world, while also being observant of every students wellbeing. The community that Princess Anne attracts, school spirit that the students portray, and dedication that the faculty exemplifies is an environment that everyone should seek to surround themselves with. Once a cavalier always a cavalier!
Since my freshman year, Princess Anne High School has been the all time best! I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it being that there isn’t as much African American students than others in my school, but it’s has honestly been the best experience. The students and staff here treat everyone the same and they don’t discriminate against anyone. Our school spirit is the best as we have multiple pep rally’s, spirit weeks, and our finest “PA Boat” which is a non-selected group of students who go to all the sporting events and cheer on our Cavaliers! You can just come and sit in the section of the gym or field anytime and join in with the fun! I believe if I stayed in the school zone I was originally supposed to go to, I wouldn’t be the person I am today! I’ve never been the school spirit type of person being that none of my friends did it, but PA has definitely improved my look on school, and improved my school spirit!