Petersburg High

Public 9-12

 3101 Johnson Road
       Petersburg, VA  23805


(804) 862-7096

District: Petersburg City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
307th of 326 Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,764 Help


Feeder schools for Petersburg High:

Elementary:    Cool Spring Elementary
    Lakemont Elementary
    Pleasants Lane Elementary
    Walnut Hill Elementary
Middle:    Vernon Johns Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  1,080

Racial breakdown:

African American:
85.9%
Hispanic:
9.0%
White:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  97.1% Help


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Compare Details Petersburg High ranks worse than 94.2% of high schools in Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (85.9%), Hispanic (9%), White (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 97.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Petersburg High is 13.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Petersburg High is $10,764.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Petersburg High:

SchoolDigger ranks Petersburg High 307th of 326 Virginia public high schools. (See Petersburg High in the ranking list.)

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Petersburg City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Petersburg City Public Schools 131st of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Petersburg High

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Rank History for all students at Petersburg High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 5.16 304th 308 1.3%
2006 3.53 310th 314 1.3%
2007 3.28 311th 313 0.6%
2008 8.43 311th 316 1.6%
2009 29.73 260th 313 16.9%
2010 42.98 212th 317 33.1%
2011 44.27 191st 320 40.3%
2012 30.54 264th 321 17.8%
2013 30.34 255th 321 20.6%
2014 32.75 251st 322 22.0%
2015 27.28 279th 322 13.4%
2016 30.58 261st 321 18.7%
2017 9.93 318th 324 1.9%
2018 10.32 318th 326 2.5%
2019 13.18 317th 327 3.1%
2021 5.66 317th 327 3.1%
2022 14.06 311th 325 4.3%
2023 21.58 307th 326 5.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Petersburg High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 21.81 299th 320 6.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Petersburg High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.53 211th 249 15.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Petersburg High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.17 310th 321 3.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Petersburg High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.13 200th 240 16.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Petersburg High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.50 203rd 232 12.5%
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Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Petersburg 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 1538 1538
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1340 1340
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1243 1243
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1249 1249
1993 96 1256 8 8 4 n/a n/a 0 1372
1994 95 1351 11 11 2 n/a n/a 0 1470
1995 56 1402 6 4 3 n/a n/a 0 1471
1996 56 1402 6 4 3 n/a n/a 0 1471
1997 54 1458 7 5 3 n/a n/a 0 1527
1998 46 1403 9 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1465
1999 38 1412 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1461
2000 27 1404 3 4 0 n/a n/a -4 1434
2001 14 764 625 17 4 n/a n/a 0 1424
2002 25 1404 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1440
2003 25 1404 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1440
2004 32 1396 4 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1442
2005 28 1503 3 20 2 n/a n/a 0 1556
2006 33 1456 2 20 2 n/a n/a 0 1513
2007 36 1413 1 24 1 n/a n/a 1 1476
2008 36 1352 1 20 1 n/a n/a 1 1411
2009 28 972 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1009
2010 22 884 2 12 0 n/a n/a 1 921
2011 18 811 2 15 0 1 1 0 848
2012 20 835 7 16 1 1 0 0 880
2013 20 770 3 24 2 0 0 0 819
2014 18 761 5 29 2 1 0 0 816
2015 22 723 6 28 1 0 3 0 783
2016 27 725 6 31 2 0 4 0 795
2017 30 1009 6 43 2 0 6 0 1096
2018 23 967 6 44 2 1 4 0 1047
2019 26 920 7 46 1 1 4 0 1005
2020 29 838 6 65 2 0 10 0 950
2021 16 848 4 69 2 2 10 0 951
2022 26 908 6 78 1 2 6 0 1027
2023 35 928 8 97 1 2 9 0 1080

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Petersburg High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1538 120.9 12.7 n/a
1990 1340 115.0 11.6 n/a
1991 1243 111.6 11.1 n/a
1992 1249 113.7 10.9 n/a
1993 1372 110.9 12.4 n/a
1994 1470 180.9 n/a 38.6
1995 1471 n/a 0.0 36.3
1996 1471 n/a 0.0 36.3
1997 1527 n/a 0.0 36.9
1998 1465 n/a 0.0 34.2
1999 1461 108.0 13.5 50.4
2000 1434 n/a 0.0 42.4
2001 1424 114.0 12.5 47
2002 1440 110.0 13.1 44.5
2003 1440 110.0 13.1 44.5
2004 1442 101.0 14.3 44.5
2005 1556 102.0 15.3 42.2
2006 1513 108.0 14.0 40
2007 1476 105.9 13.9 40.7
2008 1411 82.4 17.1 43.8
2009 1009 72.6 13.9 50.8
2010 921 67.8 13.5 54.5
2011 848 62.7 13.5 51.7
2012 880 61.4 14.3 51.8
2013 819 62.4 13.1 50.7
2014 816 63.7 12.8 59.1
2015 783 68.0 11.5 94.3
2016 795 65.0 12.2 97.1
2017 1096 80.1 13.6 96.3
2018 1047 69.0 15.1 96.7
2019 1005 75.7 13.2 99.1
2020 950 74.0 12.8 96.6
2021 951 71.5 13.2 n/a
2022 1027 69.6 14.7 89.4
2023 1080 77.7 13.8 97.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Petersburg High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1538 120.9 12.7 n/a
1990 1340 115.0 11.6 n/a
1991 1243 111.6 11.1 n/a
1992 1249 113.7 10.9 n/a
1993 1372 110.9 12.4 n/a
1994 1470 180.9 n/a 38.6
1995 1471 n/a 0.0 36.3
1996 1471 n/a 0.0 36.3
1997 1527 n/a 0.0 36.9
1998 1465 n/a 0.0 34.2
1999 1461 108.0 13.5 50.4
2000 1434 n/a 0.0 42.4
2001 1424 114.0 12.5 47
2002 1440 110.0 13.1 44.5
2003 1440 110.0 13.1 44.5
2004 1442 101.0 14.3 44.5
2005 1556 102.0 15.3 42.2
2006 1513 108.0 14.0 40
2007 1476 105.9 13.9 40.7
2008 1411 82.4 17.1 43.8
2009 1009 72.6 13.9 50.8
2010 921 67.8 13.5 54.5
2011 848 62.7 13.5 51.7
2012 880 61.4 14.3 51.8
2013 819 62.4 13.1 50.7
2014 816 63.7 12.8 59.1
2015 783 68.0 11.5 94.3
2016 795 65.0 12.2 97.1
2017 1096 80.1 13.6 96.3
2018 1047 69.0 15.1 96.7
2019 1005 75.7 13.2 99.1
2020 950 74.0 12.8 96.6
2021 951 71.5 13.2 n/a
2022 1027 69.6 14.7 89.4
2023 1080 77.7 13.8 97.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Petersburg High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $395 (4.3%) $8,856 (95.7%) $9,251
2020 $957 (8.9%) $9,818 (91.1%) $10,775
2021 $820 (7.6%) $9,944 (92.4%) $10,764

Data source: Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Petersburg High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 317th of 327 High schoolsRanks 307th of 326 High schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Writing (Petersburg High)4143
 2%
   End of Course Writing (Petersburg City Public Schools)4141
   End of Course Writing (Virginia)8174
 7%
End of Course Geometry (Petersburg High)3568
 33%
   End of Course Geometry (Petersburg City Public Schools)3567
 32%
   End of Course Geometry (Virginia)8380
 3%
End of Course Algebra I (Petersburg High)6863
 5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Petersburg City Public Schools)6963
 6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%
End of Course Algebra II (Petersburg High)8767
 20%
   End of Course Algebra II (Virginia)9186
 5%
End of Course Chemistry (Petersburg High)8555
 30%
   End of Course Chemistry (Petersburg City Public Schools)8555
 30%
   End of Course Chemistry (Virginia)8864
 24%
End of Course Biology (Petersburg High)3748
 11%
   End of Course Biology (Petersburg City Public Schools)3647
 11%
   End of Course Biology (Virginia)8370
 13%
End of Course English Reading (Petersburg High)5872
 14%
   End of Course English Reading (Petersburg City Public Schools)5872
 14%
   End of Course English Reading (Virginia)8685
 1%
End of Course VA and US History (Petersburg High)3312
 21%
   End of Course VA and US History (Petersburg City Public Schools)3212
 20%
   End of Course VA and US History (Virginia)6838
 30%
End of Course World History I (Petersburg High)4622
 24%
   End of Course World History I (Petersburg City Public Schools)4521
 24%
   End of Course World History I (Virginia)8066
 14%
End of Course World History II (Petersburg High)6219
 43%
   End of Course World History II (Petersburg City Public Schools)6118
 43%
   End of Course World History II (Virginia)8148
 33%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10051080
 7.5%
African American920928
 0.9%
American Indian11
Asian78
 14.3%
Hispanic4697
 110.9%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White2635
 34.6%
Two or More Races49
 125%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.1%97.1%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Petersburg High

Petersburg High ranks in the bottom 5.8% of Virginia high schools.

Students at Petersburg High are 86% African American, 9% Hispanic, 3% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,080 students attended Petersburg High.

Petersburg High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cool Spring Elementary
Elementary : Lakemont Elementary
Elementary : Pleasants Lane Elementary
Elementary : Walnut Hill Elementary
Middle : Vernon Johns Middle


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