Amherst County High School



Amherst County High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Amherst County High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 319
10 325
11 341
12 324

Amherst County High School is a public high school of the Amherst County Public Schools located in Amherst, VA. It has 1,309 students in grades 9th through 12th. Amherst County High School is the 141st largest public high school in Virginia and the 4,230th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.8 to 1.

Total Students: 1,309
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 94.56
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,230th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 141st out of 337
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 130th out of 335
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 123rd out of 335

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Amherst County High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 696
(53%)
696
(53%)
 Female 613
(47%)
613
(47%)

Amherst County High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 881
(67%)
881
(67%)
 Black 301
(23%)
301
(23%)
 Two or More 63
(5%)
63
(5%)
 Hispanic 44
(3%)
44
(3%)
 American Indian 11
(1%)
11
(1%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
9
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Amherst County High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 771
(59%)
771
(59%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 445
(34%)
445
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 93
(7%)
93
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Amherst County High School is ranked 88th out of 326 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Amherst County High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (41.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 33.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Amherst County High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1508
2006 1502
2007 1509
2008 1484
2009 1467
2010 1503
2011 1440
2012 1392
2013 1346
2014 1317
2015 1309

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.9
2006 12.8
2007 16.8
2008 17.7
2009 17.2
2010 15.9
2011 14
2012 14
2013 15.5
2014 14
2015 13.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.29708222811671
2006 0.31025299600533
2007 0.36713055003313
2008 0.32075471698113
2009 0.36605316973415
2010 0.37857618097139
2011 0.39513888888889
2012 0.39583333333333
2013 0.39450222882615
2014 0.39711465451784
2015 0.41100076394194

Compare Amherst County High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.0% 13.8:1
 
1,383.6% 13.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 33.8%
 
This School 41.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Amherst County High School
Amherst, VA
Public 09 - 12 1,309 13.8:1  
Temple Christian School
Madison Heights, VA
Private PK - 12 348 8:1 9 miles
Virginia Episcopal School
Lynchburg, VA
Private 09 - 12 244 9:1 11 miles
E.C. Glass High School
Lynchburg, VA
Public 09 - 12 1,373 14.1:1 13 miles
Holy Cross Regional Catholic School
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Private PK - 12 197 9:1 13 miles
Rivermont School
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Private 01 - 12 88 9:1 14 miles
Nelson County High School
Lovingston, VA
Public 09 - 12 643 13.7:1 15 miles
New Covenant Schools
Lynchburg, VA
Private PK - 12 465 13:1 15 miles
Heritage High School
Lynchburg, VA
Public 09 - 12 1,026 14:1 17 miles
Jefferson Forest High School
Forest, VA
Public 09 - 12 1,361 15.1:1 19 miles
Brookville High School
Lynchburg, VA
Public 09 - 12 934 15.4:1 19 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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