Western Branch High

Public 9-12

 1968 Bruin Pl
       Chesapeake, VA  23321


 (757) 638-7900

District: Chesapeake City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
26th of 327 Virginia High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.5
Number of students:  2,129

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.4%
African American:
41.9%
Two or more races:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.1%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Western Branch High ranked better than 92% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranked 3rd among 7 ranked high schools in the Chesapeake City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.07. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (43.4%), African American (41.9%), two or more races (6.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 29.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Western Branch High is 15.5. 3 high schools in the Chesapeake City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Western Branch High employs 136.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Western Branch High:

SchoolDigger ranks Western Branch High 26th of 327 Virginia public high schools. (See Western Branch High in the ranking list.)

Chesapeake City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Chesapeake City Public Schools 29th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Western Branch High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 59.62 82nd 308 73.4%
2006 64.28 63rd 314 79.9%
2007 62.79 77th 313 75.4%
2008 57.74 107th 316 66.1%
2009 57.07 112th 313 64.2%
2010 63.44 77th 317 75.7%
2011 64.59 74th 320 76.9%
2012 64.09 69th 321 78.5%
2013 70.76 48th 321 85.0%
2014 68.40 55th 322 82.9%
2015 73.75 28th 322 91.3%
2016 74.11 26th 321 91.9%
2017 71.55 34th 324 89.5%
2018 67.96 48th 326 85.3%
2019 74.07 26th 327 92.0%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Saturday, January 24, 2009

Open Quote Its the best school you could ever go to.
The teachers have a passion with what they're doing and they're young so its (more) fun and easier to understand what they're teaching. The sports are good too, the track team is pretty dang good so is the football,wrestling,volleyball,cheering,and baseball teams.
You can make friends easily. Western Branch High School is the best! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Western Branch High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1495 1490
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1493 1488
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1492 1492
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1501 1496
1993 1161 377 28 7 6 n/a n/a 0 1579
1994 1199 395 27 8 5 n/a n/a 0 1634
1995 1230 495 39 5 3 n/a n/a 0 1772
1996 1230 495 39 5 3 n/a n/a 0 1772
1997 1219 510 44 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1785
1998 1227 555 43 16 0 n/a n/a 0 1841
1999 1201 554 59 18 1 n/a n/a 0 1833
2000 1208 616 65 18 1 n/a n/a 0 1904
2001 1179 624 58 25 2 n/a n/a 0 1888
2002 1253 695 50 35 3 n/a n/a 1 2037
2003 1253 695 50 35 3 n/a n/a 1 2037
2004 1295 705 51 41 3 n/a n/a 3 2098
2005 1318 763 79 43 2 n/a n/a 6 2211
2006 1301 786 90 35 4 n/a n/a 18 2234
2007 1313 791 88 36 7 n/a n/a 20 2255
2008 1297 834 96 38 7 n/a n/a 32 2304
2009 1229 836 100 46 9 n/a n/a 55 2275
2010 1211 854 84 45 9 n/a n/a 57 2260
2011 1119 811 60 72 10 4 155 0 2231
2012 1092 796 50 73 9 6 150 0 2176
2013 1030 797 60 80 9 4 135 0 2115
2014 1038 828 66 91 4 4 128 0 2159
2015 1009 868 67 94 3 7 116 0 2164
2016 993 930 66 106 4 9 100 0 2208
2017 970 921 62 112 6 8 121 0 2200
2018 924 892 61 107 4 8 133 0 2129

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Western Branch High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1490 83.1 17.9 n/a
1990 1488 84.4 17.6 n/a
1991 1492 84.7 17.6 n/a
1992 1496 86.3 17.3 n/a
1993 1579 89.1 17.7 n/a
1994 1634 141.2 n/a 6.2
1995 1772 n/a 0.0 9.6
1996 1772 n/a 0.0 9.6
1997 1785 n/a 0.0 9.3
1998 1841 n/a 0.0 9.6
1999 1833 116.0 15.8 13.1
2000 1904 n/a 0.0 12.9
2001 1888 121.4 15.6 12.6
2002 2037 126.0 16.2 14.6
2003 2037 126.0 16.2 14.6
2004 2098 127.0 16.5 15.1
2005 2211 125.0 17.7 16.6
2006 2234 132.0 16.9 16.5
2007 2255 129.4 17.4 15.6
2008 2304 114.2 20.2 15.8
2009 2275 123.3 18.5 16.6
2010 2260 119.3 18.9 17.8
2011 2231 118.3 18.8 21.5
2012 2176 138.0 15.7 18.1
2013 2115 132.3 15.9 21.4
2014 2159 127.0 16.9 23.3
2015 2164 131.0 16.5 23.9
2016 2208 133.0 16.6 23.0
2017 2200 133.4 16.4 28.0
2018 2129 136.7 15.5 29.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Western Branch High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1490 83.1 17.9 n/a
1990 1488 84.4 17.6 n/a
1991 1492 84.7 17.6 n/a
1992 1496 86.3 17.3 n/a
1993 1579 89.1 17.7 n/a
1994 1634 141.2 n/a 6.2
1995 1772 n/a 0.0 9.6
1996 1772 n/a 0.0 9.6
1997 1785 n/a 0.0 9.3
1998 1841 n/a 0.0 9.6
1999 1833 116.0 15.8 13.1
2000 1904 n/a 0.0 12.9
2001 1888 121.4 15.6 12.6
2002 2037 126.0 16.2 14.6
2003 2037 126.0 16.2 14.6
2004 2098 127.0 16.5 15.1
2005 2211 125.0 17.7 16.6
2006 2234 132.0 16.9 16.5
2007 2255 129.4 17.4 15.6
2008 2304 114.2 20.2 15.8
2009 2275 123.3 18.5 16.6
2010 2260 119.3 18.9 17.8
2011 2231 118.3 18.8 21.5
2012 2176 138.0 15.7 18.1
2013 2115 132.3 15.9 21.4
2014 2159 127.0 16.9 23.3
2015 2164 131.0 16.5 23.9
2016 2208 133.0 16.6 23.0
2017 2200 133.4 16.4 28.0
2018 2129 136.7 15.5 29.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education.

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