Amherst County High School in Amherst, VA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,346
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    133 3.3
  • Ranking

Amherst County High School is a public 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 133 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 133 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The school offers after school tutoring, which is nice. The choir department is well developed.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: The majority of students pray for snow days so we don't have to come to the school.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some of the teachers seem to not care about their students, but there are a few that go above and beyond.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: For the most part Amherst is set in their no bullying policy. However, it's still very common and it's usually the cause for majority of the physical altercations that take place at Amherst.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Amherst County thrives on sports. Majority of the funding goes toward sports and activities of that nature. Amherst county use to have a plethora of extracurricular activities but then budget cuts happened and now it's just sports and theater/musical theater, however, if it wasn't for a protest Amherst would no longer have theater but just sports.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

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 Brookville High School E.C. Glass High School Heritage High School Jefferson Forest High School Rustburg High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 81.0% 46.0% 35.0% 84.0% 80.0%
African American 22.0% 15.0% 12.0% 46.0% 53.0% 6.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 22 responses

  • 27% Yes
  • 45% Not sure.
  • 27% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 47% Teachers
  • 33% Sports
  • 20% 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 13 responses

  • 62% Has a great football field for a small school
  • 23% Teacers are hands on and helping students
  • 15% The teachers are the best you'll ever have

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Rural Southern high school.
  • 21% A large diverse group of individuals
  • 7% Lively
  • 7% 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 15 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 40% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 47% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 13% I hate everything about this school.