Newport News school information

IndexNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores74%81%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools511,59679,235
Total private schools2255324,875
Total post-secondary schools81997,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Newport News are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Newport News.
  • 85.7% of people in Newport News have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.8% of people in Newport News have completed high school.
  • 24.1% of people in Newport News have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Newport News

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  • Achievable Dream Academy726 16Th St.Grades: PK - 05Students: 638 · Ratio: 14:173
  • Achievable Dream Middle/High5720 Marshall Ave.Grades: 06 - 12Students: 432 · Ratio: 19:168
  • B.C. Charles Elem.701 Menchville RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 544 · Ratio: 20:177
  • B.T. Washington Middle3700 Chestnut AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 434 · Ratio: 22:181
  • Carver Elem.6160 Jefferson AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 742 · Ratio: 16:164
  • Center For Autism1501 Kiln Creek PkwyGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Crittenden Middle6158 Jefferson AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 796 · Ratio: 17:177
  • David A. Dutrow Elem.60 Curtis Tignor RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 48 · Ratio: 17:172
  • Deer Park Elem.11541 Jefferson AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 507 · Ratio: 19:191
  • Denbigh Early Childhood Center15638 Warwick Blvd.Grades: PK - PKStudents: 602 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Denbigh High259 Denbigh BlvdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,495 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Enterprise Academy/Newport News City813 Diligence Dr Ste 110Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Ethel M. Gildersleeve Middle1 Minton DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 104 · Ratio: 21:179
  • Gatewood Academy1241 Gatewood Rd.Grades: PK - PKStudents: 69 · Ratio: 5:1n/a
  • George J. Mcintosh Elem.185 Richneck RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 521 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Heritage High5800 Marshall AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,393 · Ratio: 20:1n/a
  • Hidenwood Elem.501 Blount Point RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 564 · Ratio: 15:172
  • Hilton Elem.225 River RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 389 · Ratio: 16:193
  • Homer L. Hines Middle561 Mclawhorne DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 876 · Ratio: 19:174
  • Horace H. Epes Elem.855 Lucas Creek RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 578 · Ratio: 14:162
  • Huntington Middle3401 Orcutt AvenueGrades: 06 - 08Students: 58 · Ratio: 22:161
  • J.M. Dozier Middle432 Industrial Park DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,123 · Ratio: 20:173
  • John Marshall Early Childhood Ctr743 24Th StreetGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Joseph H. Saunders Elem.853 Harpersville RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 67 · Ratio: 19:170
  • Kiln Creek Elem.1501 Kiln Creek PkwyGrades: PK - 05Students: 744 · Ratio: 18:186
  • L.F. Palmer Elem.100 Palmer LaneGrades: PK - 05Students: 539 · Ratio: 17:173
  • Lee Hall Early Childhood Center17346 Warwick BlvdGrades: PK - PKStudents: 177 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Lee Hall Elem.17346 Warwick BlvdGrades: PK - 05Students: 655 · Ratio: 15:171
  • Magruder Elem.1712 Chestnut AveGrades: PK - 02Students: 306 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Mary Passage Middle400 Atkinson WayGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,027 · Ratio: 22:166
  • Menchville High275 Menchville RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,866 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Newport Academy13400 Woodside LaneGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Newport News Juvenile Detention Home228 25Th St.Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Newsome Park Elem.4200 Marshall AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 678 · Ratio: 14:155
  • Oliver C. Greenwood Elem13460 Woodside LaneGrades: PK - 05Students: 656 · Ratio: 16:184
  • Peninsula Marine Institute5501 Huntington AveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Point Option Alternative606 Denbigh BlvdGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • R.O. Nelson Elem.826 Moyer RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 58 · Ratio: 16:187
  • Richard T. Yates Elem.73 Maxwell LnGrades: PK - 05Students: 449 · Ratio: 21:172
  • Richneck Elem.205 Tyner DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 676 · Ratio: 19:177
  • Riverside Elem.1100 Country Club RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 563 · Ratio: 19:182
  • Sedgefield Elem.804 Main StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 642 · Ratio: 16:153
  • T. Ryland Sanford Elem.480 Colony RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 552 · Ratio: 15:172
  • Warwick High51 Copeland LaneGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,704 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Watkins Early Childhood Center21 Burns DriveGrades: PK - PKStudents: 491 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Willis A. Jenkins Elem.80 Menchville RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 462 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Woodside Campus13400 Woodside LnGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Woodside High13450 Woodside LaneGrades: 09 - 12Students: 2,083 · Ratio: 23:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Newport News

IndexNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade85.7%85.4%83.8%
Completed high school84.8%84.1%82.4%
Completed some college60.7%62.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree33.5%42.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors24.1%35.8%29.3%
Completed masters9.1%15.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.0%4.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Newport News (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Newport News, VA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.