District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Roanoke City School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in Roanoke City School District

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Current student
June 18, 2021
I love Handley and it’s taught me so many things. The teachers and staff truly love each and every student like their own! I highly recommend this school because it’s not too yet not too small. There... More
School leader
December 13, 2019
Great. Teachers are wonderful, caring, and flexible. The entire school has created a family like experience.
Review for Handley High School
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
May 31, 2016
The School Rating Says it all the school Sucks I went there for 2 months and only had one teacher that cared.One Teacher likes to cry in front of her students.I would not have my child go to Handley... More
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