Tunstall High School in VA - Niche

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  • Grades
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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    103 3.4
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Tunstall High School is a public coed school. It has 932 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 103 reviews written and they have been mixed.

100 Trojan Circle
Dry Fork, VA 24549
(434) 724-7111

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 103 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Very well rounded school! The teachers are amazing and make bonds with students each and every year. The teachers want to see you succeed and care about your personal journey. I wish the school had more funding for sports and extra curricular activities though.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Tunstall's medical branch is limited to one elderly nurse. She can't really help anybody unless it can be remedied with sleep, water, or ice. Our security is fine. We have an officer at the middle school and high school. The officer at the high school is irrational and acts as if he can make us do what ever he wants. There have been hints of racial discrimination protruding from him. Tunstall has installed a plethora of new cameras, but I'm not sure if anyone even uses them. Tunstall High and middle has always been especially careful with visitors. Unless the students have a note and a phone call has been received then they are going nowhere.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a multitude of clubs to join, but not nearly enough and most of those clubs are jokes. Teachers basically create the clubs because they have to. Some clubs barely meet and when they do we get nothing of significance completed. Our sports, on the other hand, are very interactive and supportive of varying abilities. There are multiple sports to accommodate any needs, along with coaches who try their hardest to give everyone an equal chance. We are very competitive and because of that we are above average in every sport.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Tunstall is a very close school. The students virtually live close to each other and almost everybody knows everybody, so we're like a family of sorts. Tunstall has certain groups that stick together, but they can intermingle without a problem. Granted, there are a select few, as always, that are not "team players", and make school life difficult.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers really try their best to be creative and they understand that most lessons aren't enjoyable, but they try anyway. Some do believe that their input is law and don't even take a second to at least consider the students ideas.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Tunstall Middle School Public, Coed
2.66 Stony Mill Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Westover Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Brosville Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Twin Springs Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Union Hall Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Park Avenue Elementary School Public, Coed
Hughes Center for Exceptional Children Private, Special Education, Coed
Sacred Heart School Private, Religious, Coed
2.33 Schoolfield Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 O. Trent Bonner Middle School Public, Coed
2.33 Woodberry Hills Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Westwood Middle School Public, Coed
2.33 G.L.H. Johnson Elementary School Public, Coed
2.33 George Washington High School Public, Coed
3.00 Forest Hills Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 J.M. Langston Focus School Public, Alternative, Coed
3.00 Southside Elementary School Public, Coed
Hope Haven Day School Private, Special Education, Coed
White Oak School Private, Special Education, Coed
3.33 Galileo Magnet High School Public, Magnet, Coed
E. A. Gibson Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Chatham Middle School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Chatham High School 11 mi. 659
3.00 Dan River High School 12 mi. 663
3.00 Gretna High School 21 mi. 583
2.66 Martinsville High School 19 mi. 626
3.00 Magna Vista High School 21 mi. 939

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

Tunstall High School United States Virginia Chatham High School Dan River High School Gretna High School Magna Vista High School Martinsville High School
White 81.0% 51.0% 52.2% 69.0% 62.0% 61.0% 57.0% 29.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 23.2% 26.0% 35.0% 34.0% 29.0% 60.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 13.1% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 8.0% 7.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 6.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 4.7% 0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 26.6%
Grade 11 23.8%
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 12 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% The teachers are really helpful and caring.
  • 29% There is great school spirit!
  • 14% The music programs are excellent
  • 7% Tunstall supports creativity

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% We had the best educational opportunities.
  • 33% We have a decently behaved school body
  • 22% We have a large group of students that are LBGTs.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Mixture
  • 20% Mediocre
  • 10% Redneck
  • 10% Awesome

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% People can be cruel. Keep your head up. Smile.
  • 14% Be yourself. Don't let others bring you down.Shine
  • 14% Somewhere there's a group for you. Find it!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.