Amherst County High School in Amherst, VA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,440
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    112 3.4
  • Ranking

Amherst County High School is a public school in Amherst, Virginia. It has 1,440 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 74% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 112 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 112 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I've honestly had great years of high school. The problem is the students. They don't know how to act. The teachers are very sweet and helpful.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: Amherst County High School food is not bad, but their selection could be improved.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: This school is very set on its rules and the staff went back down.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: I think that students honestly care about sports and extracurricular activities that the school provides.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: I know that teachers have their ups and downs, but overall, I don't have any complaints about them.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.33 Central Elementary School Public
2.66 Amherst Elementary School Public
2.66 Amherst Middle School Public
2.66 Amelon Elementary School Public
3.00 Temple Christian School Private, Religious
Temperance Elementary School Public
2.66 Monelison Middle School Public
2.66 Elon Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 E.C. Glass High School 13 mi. 1,423
2.66 Heritage High School 16 mi. 1,121
3.00 Brookville High School 18 mi. 1,028
2.33 Rustburg High School 20 mi. 888
3.33 Jefferson Forest High School 19 mi. 1,339

Around Amherst County High School

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

Gender

Gender
Male 52%
Female 47%

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% 51.6% 80.0% 47.0% 34.0% 84.0% 80.0%
African American 23.0% 15.2% 12.0% 46.0% 53.0% 7.0% 16.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.6% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.1%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 26.0%
Grade 12 23.8%

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 11 responses

  • 45% Yes
  • 45% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 56% Sports
  • 44% Teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 45% People's attitudes
  • 27% Lack of common sense in students
  • 18% Favoritism
  • 9% Academics
  • 0% Favoritism among sports

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 57% Has a great football field for a small school
  • 29% Teacers are hands on and helping students
  • 14% The teachers are the best you'll ever have

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Rural Southern high school.
  • 17% Lively

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% Don't let others influence you
  • 25% Don't come here.
  • 25% Speed Limit near the school is 25
  • 25% You have to adapt to a different environment

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 29% I hate everything about this school.