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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Tallwood High School is a highly rated, public school located in Virginia Beach, VA. It has 1,996 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Tallwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1120
479 responses
Average ACT
24
59 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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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-
Median Household Income
$70,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,296
National
$949
Median Home Value
$267,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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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.94 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.94 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 268 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    21%
  • Senior events
    20%
  • Glow Dance
    11%
  • Leadership Workshop
    10%
  • Battle for Breast Cancer Dance Competition
    9%
  • Tallwood Track and Field Team Challenge
    6%
  • Marching Band
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,996
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.103 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.103 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.103 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,889
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.130 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.130 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.130 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,951/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.134 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.134 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.134 responses
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Tallwood High School Reviews

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Tallwood is a great school with a diverse group of students of many talents and personalities. I first started going to Tallwood my sophomore year, and ever since then, I've felt so welcomed. The students--especially my graduating class- were so welcoming and kind. It was easy to make friends. The learning environment is very comfortable and open, and the teachers do indeed care about helping their students. The events and little things that go on a daily basis are what make Tallwood amazing!
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Tallwood High School from the start was very frustrating and confusing. Once you get used to Tallwood High School, you start to realize you didn't make a bad choice of coming to this school. This school might have their challenges that students dislike or students may like, but we are all one school in any way. As a senior, i'm glad I came to Tallwood in the end and i'm saddened to say goodbye June 2020 to this school. Hope other students enjoy the experience at Tallwood High School. Leave your mark Lions!
I am in the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School so I have a slightly different experience than the average student studying at Tallwood High School. However, I love my classes at Tallwood and I have many opportunities and amazing teachers to help guide me in the right direction for my future!