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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Western Albemarle High School is a highly rated, public school located in Crozet, VA. It has 1,158 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Western Albemarle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
323 responses
Average ACT
29
63 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$58,933
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,800
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
  • Spirit week
    33%
  • Sporting events
    18%
  • Going to class
    13%
  • Mr.WAHS
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Singing Valentines
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,158
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,314
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,920/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Western Albemarle High School Reviews

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Personally, I love Western Albemarle. The people are great and all my teachers teach well. It’s really easy to make friends and most everybody is welcoming. The only thing bad about it is the lack of diversity. I would guess that Western is 95% white, if not more. There isn’t really a way to change that, but compared to the schools in Charlottesville there are is a lot less diversity. The school lacks the opportunities to meet people that are different than you and learn from them. The cons of the school are there, but are minor. Overall, I love Western!
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Western Albemarle High School is incredible for its academics. I feel like I have good teachers (except for AP world; my teacher is the worst I've had), and I enjoy my classes. However, the tension! Social, racial, everything. This school is vastly white, and there is definitely pressure. My nonwhite friends are vocal about this pressure and I can truly understand it - the rich white kid trope is incredibly present at this school. The cliques are very tight and most of the students fall into them. Also, there is a huge problem with the Confederate flag. Students will wear it on hoodies, hats, you name it. This issue also pushes the same weird pressure. Generally, I feel okay at this school, but it definitely has deep-rooted issues. Again, the academics are great, and I feel as though most of my teachers care. My guidance counselor is very sweet, and the administration is usually good.
Despite a negative middle school experience, Western Albemarle has made a very positive impact on my life. High school has its ups and downs of course; however, there is a handful of teachers, students, and staff who care about the well-being and academic successes of each and every student. Western is a welcoming environment where I had the opportunity to further my academic goals, join clubs, participate in sports, and make life long friends. Although I am looking forward to continuing my education at a university, I will cherish my wonderful memories of Western for the rest of my life. Go Warriors!