Heritage High School in Lynchburg, VA - Niche

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Heritage High School is a public school in Lynchburg, Virginia. It has 1,016 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 122 reviews written and they have been mixed.

3020 Wards Ferry Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 582-1147

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3.5 from 122 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My experience was great when it's about the athletes because the parents were very supportive and always cheered and encouraged the whole entire team not just their child. Parents were very involved.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Teachers just need to be more open minded and welcoming to students because some teachers just judge us before they even know us or get to know us at least. They label us as we might be the ones who they'll have a hard time with so they don't even try with us students.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: This school has good health and safety programs. The nurse is helpful, the school officer is always around, and the school's athletic trainer takes care of injuries.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Heritage High School offers several after school clubs that are diverse and fun. There is something for everyone.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at Heritage High School has been an overall positive one so far. This school is unique because it offers special courses like nursing and computer information technology (which I am taking). Most of my favorite experiences at this school are from playing soccer. I've made many friends through the soccer team here, which is why I wouldn't go to any other school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Heritage Elementary School Public
3.00 Sheffield Elementary School Public
3.33 Sandusky Elementary School Public
3.00 Sandusky Middle School Public
2.66 Perrymont Elementary School Public
The Branches Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Brookville High School Public
3.00 Leesville Road Elementary School Public
3.33 New Covenant School Private, Religious
2.66 Tomahawk Elementary School Public
3.00 Brookville Middle School Public
Desmond T. Doss Junior Academy Private, Religious
New Vistas School Private, Special Education
3.00 T.C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation Public, Magnet
Rivermont School Private, Special Education
3.33 Linkhorne Middle School Public
3.00 Linkhorne Elementary School Public
3.33 Timberlake Christian Schools Private, Religious
3.66 Holy Cross Regional Catholic School Private, Religious
3.33 E.C. Glass High School Public
2.66 Dearington Elementary School for Innovation Public, Magnet
Clearview Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Robert S. Payne Elementary School Public
3.00 William M. Bass Elementary School Public
3.00 Paul L. Dunbar Middle School for Innovation Public, Magnet
3.33 Bedford Hills Elementary School Public
3.00 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public
James River Day School Private
3.33 Paul Munro Elementary School Public
4.33 Virginia Episcopal School Private, Boarding, Religious, Coed
3.33 Jefferson Forest High School Public
2.33 Madison Heights Elementary School Public
3.00 Forest Elementary School Public
3.00 Forest Middle School Public
3.00 Boonsboro Elementary School Public
2.66 Yellow Branch Elementary School Public
2.66 New London Academy Elementary School Public
3.00 Monelison Middle School Public
2.66 Rustburg Elementary School Public
2.66 Rustburg Middle School Public
2.66 Amelon Elementary School Public
2.33 Rustburg High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Brookville High School 2 mi. 982
3.33 E.C. Glass High School 4 mi. 1,354
3.33 Jefferson Forest High School 5 mi. 1,368
2.33 Rustburg High School 9 mi. 836
2.66 Amherst County High School 17 mi. 1,346

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

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


Grade 9 23.9%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 27.3%
Grade 12 23.7%

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 17 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 6% No

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

  • 65% Sports and clubs.
  • 24% Counseling departments willingness to help student
  • 12% Mr. Roark's art classes

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

  • 55% Rude and disrespectful students.
  • 27% Cell phone reception
  • 18% Location.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Early college partnership with community college
  • 23% FOOTBALL
  • 15% The art teacher, Mr. Roark
  • 8% The faculty and staff in general
  • 8% Governor School
  • 8% The Hurricane Bond

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Pioneer Proud
  • 23% Great
  • 23% Wild
  • 15% Creative

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 29% Be yourself and get ahead on school work.
  • 21% Respect all staff & they'll do the same
  • 21% Just do what the teacher says.
  • 21% Study
  • 7% Be independent, learn for yourself.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.