School Details

Powhatan High School

1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 598-5710
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1417 students 18 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Powhatan County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Powhatan High School is a public high school in Powhatan. The principal of Powhatan High School is Mrs. Kris Gwaltney. 1,417 students attend Powhatan High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the 1,417 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Powhatan High School is 18:1. Powhatan Voc. Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 10%
Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    The new principal Mrs. Omohundro is awesome. No more Alternating Day schedule. The teachers now must use Mybigcampus to record all assignments/quizes and test dates. Love the new Indian Time where students can go get help each day for 30 minutes from other teachers for 30 minutes or just work on homework. Keep the innovations coming Mrs. O!

  • (10 months ago)

    Powhatan High a School has some of the greatest educators in Virginia. Every school across our nation should be so lucky!

  • (1 year ago)

    Powhatan High School has a great deal of teaching talent a nice clean environment and wonderful parent organizations. I would recommend this school highly.

  • (6 years ago)

    its a great school very clean and has a nice learning enviroment

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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