Western Branch High School



Western Branch High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Western Branch 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
9 581
10 610
11 522
12 495

Western Branch High School is a public high school of the Chesapeake City Public Schools located in Chesapeake, VA. It has 2,208 students in grades 9th through 12th. Western Branch High School is the 30th largest public high school in Virginia and the 1,091st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.7 to 1.

Total Students: 2,208
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 132.59
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,091st out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 30th out of 337
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 274th out of 335
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 37th out of 335

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Western Branch High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,128
(51%)
6,475
(50%)
 Female 1,080
(49%)
6,405
(50%)

Western Branch High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 993
(45%)
6,493
(50%)
 Black 930
(42%)
4,378
(34%)
 Hispanic 106
(5%)
846
(7%)
 Two or More 100
(5%)
741
(6%)
 Asian 66
(3%)
346
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 9
(0%)
39
(0%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
37
(0%)

Western Branch High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,700
(77%)
9,755
(76%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 416
(19%)
2,558
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 92
(4%)
567
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Western Branch High School is ranked 92nd out of 326 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Western Branch High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (23.0%) is slightly lower than the state average of 33.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Western Branch High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2216
2006 2235
2007 2272
2008 2220
2009 2203
2010 2231
2011 2176
2012 2115
2013 2159
2014 2164
2015 2208

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.8
2006 17.3
2007 19.9
2008 18
2009 18.5
2010 18.9
2011 15.8
2012 16
2013 17
2014 16.5
2015 16.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.16471119133574
2006 0.15570469798658
2007 0.15801056338028
2008 0.16621621621622
2009 0.17839310031775
2010 0.21470192738682
2011 0.18060661764706
2012 0.21418439716312
2013 0.23297823066234
2014 0.23937153419593
2015 0.23007246376812

Compare Western Branch High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,383.6% 13.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,670.0% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 23.0%
 
State Average 33.8%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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