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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Sussex Central High School is a public school located in Sussex, VA. It has 342 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
21394 Sussex Drive
Sussex, VA 23884
Telephone
(434) 246-6051
Website

Sussex Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
950
60 responses
Average ACT
18
13 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$66,094
National
$55,322
Median Rent
National
$949
Median Home Value
$142,000
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Prom
    28%
  • Basketball Games
    19%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Military ball
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
342
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,791
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$20,180/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Sussex Central High School Reviews

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Sussex is a very warm and safe learning environment. The teachers along with administration are extremely supportive in assisting and supporting students academically. I have been able to participate in various activities, however, I think they could expand their options and give students more opportunities to become active at school. We are a small rural school but I love my Tiger family. Oh, I am proud to say that we are Fully Accredited!
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My experience at Sussex Central High School was great! What I like about this school is that it is very family oriented. Also, the teachers are very helpful, not only with academics, but with other situations too.
I would like for the school to offer more organizations and sports. Most importantly offer more foreign languages. However, I love the teachers and student relationships. The counselor all the way to the custodians, are very supportive.