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About This School

Cosby High School is a public high school in Midlothian. The principal of Cosby High School is Dr. Brenda Mayo. 2,120 children attend Cosby High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 0% of the 2,120 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cosby High School is 19:1. Clover Hill High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 59%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 28%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 17%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I love this school I have a son who graduated from Cosby another son and daughter will also be graduating from Cosby. Parent involvement is Awesome teachers that all my kids have had really seem to care about their students. The extra activities they offer are great and my two younger kids have taken advantage of them One in Show choir and the other is doing Fashion Design along with the courses offered off site. None of my kids have ever had a problem with bullying or fights at this school Kids all seem to be very close to each other and protective of each other. When I go to the school events here at the school you don't hear them talk negative of other schools they are in competition with you only hear them cheering the other schools on and saying positive things I love that!

  • (1 year ago)

    Can you say school run by spoiled rich kids? -Bullying is out of control. Bully never suffers any major punishment student who was being bullied by two older class men receives 4 days of ISD and the bully receives only 2 and the student was still being harass. -ISD is a joke. Teacher allows children in detention to text go on IPods mess around in halls. -There is an administrator (not giving any names but she the thick one) never shows respect for her students awful offensive sarcasm and just upright rude -Over crowdedness is a problem -Dress code is a huge problem. The school goes on about dress code but you see the more higher up in the social ranks girls wearing skimpy dresses showing off there undergarments and not get caught. -there are some excellent teachers in this school but not enough to recommend kids here. I rather have people go to cloverhill than cosby

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a Sophomore at Cosby High School. He would never consider attending any other school. He is very challenged academically and participates in Cross Country and Track. The only negative about the school is that it is way overcrowded. They need to move the HSSC but then if they do that the HSSC would lose the students who live in the Cosby school district.

  • (1 year ago)

    love this school and everything about it. Truly is the best high school in the nation.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a sophomore we are having an excellent experience here. The administration and faculty are top notch and go above and beyond for the students. The sports and band are fantastic and truly enhance the high school experience. Kudos.

  • (1 year ago)

    my son graduated and daughter currently attends. new school and facilities good parent involvement great sports program AP courses. definitely tops in the county.

  • (2 years ago)

    Cosby High school is the best high school in the nation!! Excellent teachers strong school leadership challenging academic programs. 20+ AP courses. Awesome school really the best around. Unlike other schools teachers ENJOY teaching and bring a special atmosphere. Send your kid to Cosby and you won't be disappointed.

  • (3 years ago)

    Cosby is a great school. Cosby has a great brand new facility. Learning is enhanced with top notch equipment and tools. The school is always clean and well maintained . The teachers are a balanced mix of young and experienced. There's opportunities for many different levels of learning and the teachers do a wonderful job accommodating to student's learning and study habits. My negatives about Cosby is the overcrowding and the lack of a connection of the principal with students. Cosby may be new but they do draw from a lot of areas and classes and halls are filled with kids. My classes have had on average a 30/1 student teacher ratio. I do hear they have a method to limit this issue but time will tell. Cosby's principal does not hold a good connection with students. From what I understand the principal are nice but they're rarely seen during school hours. Making connections with your students is key for the school's well being but that can't happen within their office. The principal is present at events but they don't seem to want to be there. I do understand being principal has a lot of responsibility but they seem to JUST do their job and not more which is a shame.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is a sophomore at Cosby High School and he really likes it. I am very pleased with the school atmosphere the teachers and the academic programs. If your child plays an instrument the Cosby Titan Band is very highly rated with an excellent instructor. Last year they earned their 1st ever Virginia Honor Band title.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think kids have enough homework !!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Cosby High School besides being a beautiful building has a fantastic arts program. My granddaughter is in the band there and I don't think I have ever heard a better school band. Additionally she is able to take some college classes in this her junior year.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are the best! Beautiful facility!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a senior at Cosby High School and I take great pride in saying I attend 'The Best High School In the Nation'. I have no complaints about this school and consider my education at Cosby to be superior. I attended another school freshman year before Cosby was opened and I believe Cosby trumps this school greatly. It really is the BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN THE NATION!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a sophmore at Cosby and I have to admit that it is an exceptional high school. The teachers are amazing and know how to make the curriculum bearable. The athletics program is beyond excellent and sort of give you bragging rights when you encounter students from other high schools. The band program is also amazing and I'm not just saying that because I have friends who are in the band. Their Christmas concert was spectacular this year and it was all so captivating it almost makes you forget for a second that you're listening to a high school band. Now the only qualm that I have about the school and it took me awhile to realize this but the administration seems to lack a connection with the students. But overall you'd be lucky to attend Cosby I know I am. Cosby truly is 'The Best High School is the

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent with students that attend Cosby High School and also friends with many of the teachers at Cosby. My children are consistently challenged and feel that they are receiving a top-notch education. The extracurriculars are great as well. The school is wonderful with the exception of the principal. The principal never leaves her office and many of the staff members feel that morale is very low because she is constantly out to get them and micromanages from her office.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has an active administration that is interested in all aspects of student life. In addition to taking an active role in planning events for the students the principal and head of guidance make themselves available to the community by sponsoring Titan nights in family homes that allow parents to meet and ask questions in small groups. There is a tremendous focus on academics and the teacher population devotes many hours outside of the classroom to support the success of the students. The school has an innovative homework recovery program that holds the students accountable for all assignments.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a current senior at cosby high school and I absolutly love it. We have amazing extracurriculars and co-curriculars (including show choir which is absolutly amazing) and amazing teachers and administration. While Dr.Mayo has some work to do and needs to be more envolved with her school she does what she has to do to make out school 'the best school in the nation'. In regards to what another poster said about 'c' and 'z' level classes i am currently enrolled in them and find that in only one of my classes do i find that people are distracting. Most of them i find the same as i would in an honors class and that is that the students want to learn and are striving. I was offended by that because not all of us are like that. Think before you speak.

  • (6 years ago)

    The administration at Cosby is so completely out of touch with the community it is beyond shocking. The principal never leaves her office and didn't know that teachers from John Tyler came to the school for Dual Enrollment; she thought the kids went there. She also didn't know that there was a show choir at all let alone an award winning one. It is very disappointing because there is no where to address concerns nor even suggestions. The PTSA is completely useless and most comprised of individuals who are afraid to speak up lest 'they take it out on my child'. It's deplorable. Some of the teachers but certainly not all are motivated and caring but when you have an administation that doesn't attend any school functions whatsoever it's awfully hard to expect your staff to show any level of enthusiasm.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently attending Cosby High School for my second school year. Don't listen to many of the other reviewers! This school does have it's problems such as the occasional fight but other than that it provides a great learning environment. Most of the teachers are friendly and fully accredited and while the staff may seem strict at times they are only doing their job to keep the building safe.

  • (6 years ago)

    Cosby is strict and unreasonable at times. Students are not motivated to do well.

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