School Details

Atlee High School

9414 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-2100

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1618 students 20 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hanover County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Atlee High School is a public high school in Mechanicsville. The principal of Atlee High School is Ms. Jennifer Cohodas. 1,618 students go to Atlee High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the 1,618 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Atlee High School is 20:1. Hanover High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Most teachers are extremely helpful and go outside their job description to make sure you understand the material. It's not an old school but some aspects are definitely dated. The class selection is pretty good it offers classes I'm interested in and a wide range of others. One thing I do not like is the counselors they try to be helpful but in the end have not helped and I would go as far to say they harmed me and my friends. One example is that they persuade you so much into taking standard classes which even one year of standard can ruin your class rank and overall GPA.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is terrible th eteachers arent good nor is anything.This school is unwelcoming to new students take it from me a current student.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a graduate and one still in school. I have been very pleased with the commitment of the teachers and their personal investment in the students lives whether it be staying after school to help with tutoring or showing up at an extracurriculuar event to show their support. My son got into his first choice college and I don't think it would have been possible without teacher and counselor support. I also like that they offer both IB and AP curriculums which gives students more flexibility in their course selections. I love the school spirit that the students show. They are very proud to be a part of the Raider Nation.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school for standard education one of the best in the country however they are not very well equipped to deal with special needs students.

  • (2 years ago)

    I go to Atlee currently. I'm a sophomore there. I'm in IB prep classes and it's rigorous but it's prepared me well for all that's coming at me. The teachers really care. If you need help they're understanding and they're willing to help you as much as you need. Things are pretty flexible if you're in a rut and it's great to know that. The food is pretty fantastic the classes are difficult but not impossible to succeed in You're challenged but not overworked. As far as extracurriculars go our Arts departments are amazing. Whether you're into band strings showchoir theatre or physically making artwork we're well equipped. Theatre is especially awesome at Atlee. I do it all the time it's a major part of my life. The kids there are like my family Mr. Wax is an amazing director and mentor and we're very loving and accepting towards newcomers. Otherwise our sports teams are pretty great and there are a lot of opportunities to participate and play. Atlee is just overall awesome. I think we're the best high school in Hanover. We've got a lot of school spirit! Go Raiders!

  • (5 years ago)

    Atlee is the best! My son struggled in school but they never gave up on him. We had support from the principal and all of his teachers. They went above and beyond to help him and us and now he is doing great! My children went to several schools but Atlee is by far the best all around. They really care about the kids and will do whatever it takes to help them succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier with Atlee. I have one child who just graduated and is well prepared for college thanks to the excellent teachers guidance dept. and administration. The entire four years was a wonderful experience. The students for the most part take their academics seriously and it shows with the number of graduates that got into top notch colleges. Also there are many opportunities to get involved in clubs and to do community service through Atlee. The principal is fantastic and knows ALL of the kids by name and many of the parents. I

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great school!!! The teachers really care!

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school with outstanding teachers and administrators.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best thing that happend to my children. After moving here from out of state we have been amazed by how great Atlee is. The students parents and teachers all work together to make the whole school experience both achedemic and extracurricular a rewarding experience. Our children are truly blessed to have such a great school with so much to offer.

  • (7 years ago)

    Parents and teachers here are more involved than other schools in my experience. Kids are smarter here more conscientious.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from Atlee in 2000. I was mentally and academically prepared for college thanks to my wonderful teachers. The teachers at Atlee care so much for their students that many of them offer their personal e-mail addresses to their students for continuing support after the school year is over. I can not count how many times I have contacted my past teachers either for educational advice or more recently as I now have children of my own for life advice. Atlee teachers are a wonderful blessing to their students. I feel both privileged and proud to have had the opportunity to attend one of the best schools possible. A warm thank you is extended to my Atlee teachers. I would have never made it without you!

  • (10 years ago)

    Great principals and administration - wonderful school system. Atlee students leave well prepared for college. The teachers have very high expectations and the school offers many course options such as AP IB and technical classes.

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