Halifax County High School

High School Circle, South Boston, VA 24592 | (434) 572-4977
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,793
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4 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 310, South Boston, VA 24592
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,793
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 118.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 884 (49.3%)
  • Females: 909 (50.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 176 (9.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 792 (44.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 968 (54.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Halifax County High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Halifax County High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade45925.6%
10th Grade46626.0%
11th Grade46926.2%
12th Grade39922.3%
Source: VA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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5 reviews for Halifax County High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 02, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Overall, I think that HCHS is a great school to attend. As with any school, there are a few wrinkles that need to be ironed out. Unfortunately, in every school you are going to have bad seeds and those seeds can be in the form of staff, students and parents. We need to work together and not against each other because the children are our future.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 20, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am currently a junior at HCHS and while there are some good qualities about the school, like having the choice to take CL and AP classes that prepare us for college and even help us in earning college credits. But of course there are disadvantages, there's always those teachers who are there just because they have to be, and as a studend I absolutely HATE that. You have to be stuck up their butt so get a decent grade and you stilld don't know enought to pass your SOL. I had this very senaro last year in Geometry, thank goodness for an assissant teacher, a William & Mary student, to help me actually learn the material and reteach me everything she got up and front of the classroom and tried to teach. Luckily this teacher quit so she could further her education, in my opinion this was much needed. I know the principal wants all of the students to do well but sometimes it is extremely hard with the teachers we have to deal with.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 08, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Now i am a Senior this year at HCHS and i know that this is it for me. I loke this school even though that there is fights, and a lot of commotion in this school, teachers fighting and people getting wrote up. But i am going to school everyday until i finish it once and for all.
    But the worst time anybody will have in the HCHS is being a ninth grader. As a ninth grader you are just a beginner, never get in a fight with a 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student. They have there own hall way.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 04, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I hate the way that Halifax High treats some students like they are gold and the others are treated like they are dirt. I have tried to get a meeting with the principal since January and guess what I've not met with him Yet.
  • Reviewed by Teacher on August 03, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is an Excellent School! Our daughter, Robin attended this school, last year. We are pleased with the quality education she received and the discipline offered by the school! They have an excellent staff always willing to assist and answer any questions. Thank you!
    Wayne and louise Hooper
    Scottsburg, VA. 24589

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

Local School
How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Halifax County High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on SOL state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English Reading
  • Geography
  • Geometry
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • VA & US History
  • World History I
  • World History II
  • Writing

SOL - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End-of-Course - % of students at or above proficiency

Algebra I Test
Algebra II Test
Biology Test
Chemistry Test
Earth Science Test
Geography Test
Geometry Test
Reading Test
VA & US History Test
World History I Test
World History II Test
Writing Test

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

English Reading Test
Mathematics Test
Source: VA Department of Education 2009-2010

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