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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
York High School is a highly rated, public school located in Yorktown, VA. It has 1,067 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
9300 Geo Wash Mem Hwy
Yorktown, VA 23692
Telephone
(757) 898-0354

York High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
183 responses
Average ACT
28
36 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,410
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,403
National
$949
Median Home Value
$314,400
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Homecoming Week
    22%
  • York vs Tabb football game
    17%
  • Senior Week
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Senior Citizen Week
    10%
  • Senior Night for Athletics
    9%
  • York vs Grafton football game
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,067
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,813
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,646/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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The administration and principal are so engaging and passionate about the school and have made so many amazing things happen within the last three years! In this span, we have started having homecoming parades starting in 2015, different pep rallies, like glow in the dark with glow sticks! We have raised over 20,000 dollars for Leukemia and Lymphoma after our principal said she would skydive and honored her commitment! County wide powderpuff with all the high schools in York County, County wide marching band expo, which have both been very successful! We have also have over 95 percent pass rates for all SOL tests. The students, community, and administration absolutely love this school and are proud to be part of the Falcon family!
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If you are considering joining the IB program, it is an extremely large amount of work but i believe it has been a good and valuable learning experience and it has been good preparation for college. The school is a little outdated, but there is plenty of school spirit here!
Coming from a private school into my first public school, York high successfully introduced me to the good and bad sides of the world. The teachers at my school were very helpful throughout all of my years, each readying me in their own way. York High presented each person with many opportunities, although some clubs may have been poorly put together by students. Overall, parents and the staff seemed to be very involved in insuring a great four years for the students here. My one critique, which is more the county's fault than the schools, is the diversity shown here. I constantly found myself earning to get away to a more varied college, which is what I plan on doing this coming year. I am happy I went to York High and it was a great school to transition from a sheltered, private to a little less sheltered, safe public.