Amherst County High School in Amherst, VA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,346
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    140 3.4
  • Ranking

Amherst County High School is a public coed school in Amherst, Virginia. It has 1,346 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 70% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 140 reviews written and they have been mixed.

139 Lancer Ln
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-2898

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 140 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Overall, I really enjoy this school. I am sincerely a little bit sad about leaving
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I cannot speak for every child at my school. However, I can speak for myself. My mother is extremely involved in my education.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers at my school are great. However, a few of them are a tad unapproachable. But overall, I love Amherst County High school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: As a whole I feel fairly safe and secure in my school. While there are other measures, like key card entry, would be even better, school budgets cannot accommodate these safety measures.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many opportunities for extracurriculars at this school. Between sports, interest clubs, skill clubs, and academic clubs. They do a very good job in trying to accommodate many diverse groups of students.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Amherst Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Central Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Amherst Middle School Public, Coed
2.66 Amelon Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Temperance Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Monelison Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Elon Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 E.C. Glass High School 13 mi. 1,354
3.00 Heritage High School 17 mi. 1,016
3.00 Brookville High School 18 mi. 982
2.33 Rustburg High School 20 mi. 836
3.33 Jefferson Forest High School 19 mi. 1,368

Around Amherst County High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

Amherst County High School United States Virginia Brookville High School E.C. Glass High School Heritage High School Jefferson Forest High School Rustburg High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 52.2% 81.0% 46.0% 35.0% 84.0% 80.0%
African American 22.0% 15.0% 23.2% 12.0% 46.0% 53.0% 6.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.7% 2.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 13.1% 0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 6.3% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 28.2%
Grade 10 25.3%
Grade 11 21.2%
Grade 12 25.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 33% Yes
  • 42% Not sure.
  • 25% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 41% Teachers
  • 29% Sports
  • 29% Just some teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 37% People's attitudes
  • 26% Lack of common sense in students
  • 16% Academics
  • 11% Favoritism
  • 11% Favoritism among sports

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 67% Has a great football field for a small school
  • 20% Teacers are hands on and helping students
  • 13% The teachers are the best you'll ever have

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 69% Rural Southern high school.
  • 19% A large diverse group of individuals
  • 6% Lively
  • 6% A large mix of different, ignorant individuals

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 36% Don't let others influence you
  • 18% Don't come here.
  • 18% Speed Limit near the school is 25
  • 18% You have to adapt to a different environment
  • 9% Make a good first impression with the facilty

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 47% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 41% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 12% I hate everything about this school.