York River Academy

Public, Charter 9-12

 9300 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy.
       Yorktown, VA  23692


(757) 898-0516

District: York County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 327 Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,009 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  6.5
Number of students:  58

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.2%
Two or more races:
5.2%
African American:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.9%

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Compare Details York River Academy ranks better than 93.3% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranks first among 5 ranked high schools in the York County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details York River Academy has the smallest high school student body size in the York County Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (86.2%), two or more races (5.2%), Asian (3.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at York River Academy is 6.5, which is the lowest among 5 high schools in the York County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at York River Academy is $13,009, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the York County Public Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

York River Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks York River Academy 22nd of 327 Virginia public high schools. (See York River Academy in the ranking list.)

York County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks York County Public Schools 5th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for York River Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 42.43 207th 308 32.8%
2006 40.27 218th 314 30.6%
2007 59.84 87th 313 72.2%
2008 34.99 240th 316 24.1%
2009 67.21 46th 313 85.3%
2010 60.15 94th 317 70.3%
2011 75.24 29th 320 90.9%
2012 57.28 106th 321 67.0%
2013 33.80 240th 321 25.2%
2014 45.47 174th 322 46.0%
2015 51.93 139th 322 56.8%
2016 61.96 83rd 321 74.1%
2017 67.73 53rd 324 83.6%
2018 40.48 221st 326 32.2%
2019 44.31 206th 327 37.0%
2021 72.61 22nd 327 93.3%

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

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by a parent
Monday, July 25, 2016

Open Quote Principal Cross and his teachers are wonderful, and they are truly dedicated to the students. BUT,...There are real shortcomings that could not be addressed during my son's 4 years there. There are NO advanced classes available. I don't mean "no AP classes". I mean that the math classes end at Algebra II (Which includes some Statistics). The science classes end at basic biology (with some botany and chemistry included). There are NO chemistry classes, or physics classes offered. this is just as true with English and History. Also there are NO PE courses offered. All of the students are expected to take the same courses regardless of individual aptitude. Students who struggle are given the absolute best that the teachers can give. Mr Cross and his teachers are truly amazing at helping students in need. This cannot be overstated. HOWEVER;
My son excelled at math. There was simply no course for him. So he had 'free time' while his friends took their math. I asked Mr Cross if my son could take advanced math at York High School, roughly one mile down the street. The answer was simply, 'No'. YRA and YHS do not share students, resources, or even the same academic calendar, even though they are both York County Schools. Finally, in his senior year, it was suggested that he take a course at TNCC (Community College). I was assured that the $400 in tuition and the $150 book would be reimbursed by York County. Two weeks into his college course, I was told that YRA had no agreement with TNCC. I would simply have to pay for it. (Although an identical course was offered at York High School not one mile from YRA for free to York County students, I was told to pay $550. !!)
If your student is struggling, then YRA is probably the right place to go. The staff there is phenomenal. But if your students excels, then he/she will be pigeon holed. Close Quote



Enrollment information for York River Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 19 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 23
2003 19 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 23
2004 32 7 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 41
2005 24 13 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 39
2006 32 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 37
2007 36 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 39
2008 40 5 1 2 3 n/a n/a 0 51
2009 36 4 1 5 3 n/a n/a 0 49
2010 44 6 1 3 4 n/a n/a 0 58
2011 45 4 2 1 2 0 7 0 61
2012 55 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 60
2013 58 2 1 3 0 0 5 0 69
2014 72 13 1 5 0 0 2 0 93
2015 67 3 1 6 0 0 2 0 79
2016 66 3 1 4 0 0 2 0 76
2017 60 3 1 6 0 0 5 0 75
2018 56 2 2 2 0 0 5 0 67
2019 59 4 1 2 0 0 5 0 71
2020 58 2 1 3 0 0 4 0 68
2021 50 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 58

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 York River Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 23 7.0 3.3 n/a
2003 23 7.0 3.3 n/a
2004 41 7.0 5.9 26.8
2005 39 7.0 5.6 12.8
2006 37 6.0 6.2 24.3
2007 39 5.5 7.1 n/a
2008 51 6.5 7.8 11.8
2009 49 7.0 7.0 10.2
2010 58 7.9 7.3 10.3
2011 61 8.3 7.3 21.3
2012 60 7.5 7.9 28.3
2013 69 7.2 9.4 26.1
2014 93 9.8 9.4 15.1
2015 79 8.0 9.8 15.2
2016 76 10.0 7.6 18.4
2017 75 12.0 6.2 25.3
2018 67 11.1 6.0 23.9
2019 71 12.6 5.6 n/a
2020 68 10.6 6.4 n/a
2021 58 8.9 6.5 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio York River Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 23 7.0 3.3 n/a
2003 23 7.0 3.3 n/a
2004 41 7.0 5.9 26.8
2005 39 7.0 5.6 12.8
2006 37 6.0 6.2 24.3
2007 39 5.5 7.1 n/a
2008 51 6.5 7.8 11.8
2009 49 7.0 7.0 10.2
2010 58 7.9 7.3 10.3
2011 61 8.3 7.3 21.3
2012 60 7.5 7.9 28.3
2013 69 7.2 9.4 26.1
2014 93 9.8 9.4 15.1
2015 79 8.0 9.8 15.2
2016 76 10.0 7.6 18.4
2017 75 12.0 6.2 25.3
2018 67 11.1 6.0 23.9
2019 71 12.6 5.6 n/a
2020 68 10.6 6.4 n/a
2021 58 8.9 6.5 n/a

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for York River Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,795 (13.8%) $11,214 (86.2%) $13,009

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

Impact of COVID-19 on York River Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 206th of 327 High schoolsRanks 22nd of 327 High schools
 56.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (York River Academy)8388
 5%
   End of Course Algebra I (York County Public Schools)8973
 16%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8663
 23%
End of Course Biology (York River Academy)9571
 24%
   End of Course Biology (York County Public Schools)9180
 11%
   End of Course Biology (Virginia)8366
 17%
End of Course English Reading (York River Academy)8684
 2%
   End of Course English Reading (York County Public Schools)9291
 1%
   End of Course English Reading (Virginia)8681
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students7158
 18.3%
African American42
 50%
American Indian00
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic21
 50%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races53
 40%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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