Programs Data

Henrico’s Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation calculated the advanced course enrollment indices, based on the number of students taking honors, A.P., I.B. or dual-enrollment high school courses in fall 2020. Below is a breakdown of advanced enrollment students by subgroups. When division-level demographics are compared with the equity indices line above, there is a clear indication that HCPS has work to do.

While numbers remained the same or improved between the baseline year (2018-19) and 2019-20, HCPS has room to improve among Black, Hispanic, English learners and students with disabilities when it comes to advanced course enrollment. This information must become be a powerful call to action and systemic change in order to close “excellence gaps” below the target line.

HCPS Student Population chart

Henrico County Public Schools’ student demographics are represented in the pie chart above. The Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation gathered this data in fall 2020. It shows that 35.6% of the students are African American, 12.6% are Asian, 35.4% are Caucasian, 11% are Hispanic and 5.3% are Other.

Total I.B. Acceptances*: Middle and high schools fall 2016-20


Total Number and Percent of Applicants


913:  33.0%

Black/African American

541:  19.6%


1042:  37.7%

Races: Two or More/ Other/Unknown

267:  9.7%

Total Acceptances


*Represents the number and percentage of students who accepted an offer to attend and enrolled each fall.

Middle School students in class

The ‘Total I.B. Acceptances chart above represents the demographics of sixth and ninth grade students who accepted and enrolled in I.B. programs across the three I.B. middle schools and two I.B. high schools over the last five years (fall 2016-20).

We do see disproportionality amongst some groups when compared to our overall Henrico division demographics. White and Asian populations are heavily represented, while African American students are underrepresented. More information is needed to determine small proportions of our other demographic groups within Henrico County’s I.B. programs.

Middle School Application Trends

Approximately 1,000 applicants




Applicants Annually*




Seats Available




I.B. Feeder Schools




Neighborhood Feeder Schools




*Totals are approximate and may be slightly more or less each application year.

I.B. Middle Schools

Henrico’s three I.B. World middle schools serve students joining the program from our 46 elementary schools, including applicants within their natural feeder patterns. We accept a total of 490 rising sixth graders by application annually, and their I.B. school placement is determined by their current elementary school zone in which each student resides.

High School Application Trends

Approximately 1,000 applicants



Applicants Annually*



Seats Available



*Totals are approximate and may be slightly more or less each application year.

High School Application Trends

The I.B. programs at J.R. Tucker and Henrico follow the school division’s specialty center application process. Like specialty centers, students are not zoned to attend one or the other I.B. high school based on their residency. Instead, students can choose to apply to either I.B. high school or to both of them. Those who apply to both schools will receive separate site-specific admissions results from each school.

As the pioneers of I.B. and the only I.B. schools in the division for 15 years,  George Moody M.S.  and Henrico H.S.  had to build the capacity to host every I.B. student across the county. They started small, but their seats increased over time to meet demand.  George Moody accepts up to 225 new I.B. sixth graders annually, and Henrico H.S. can host up to 100 new I.B. freshman each year.

Continued growth in the county’s population and the success of the I.B. program generated continued interest and more applicants. Nine new elementary schools were built between 1995 and 2010. To meet these needs, HCPS worked with the I.B. Organization to authorize two additional middle schools and one high school. The county factored in residential proximity, transportation and building capacity to determine how students would be zoned to the three I.B. middle schools,   

Prior to the expansion, a significant number of students attending I.B. from the Near West End went to Moody. However, Tuckahoe’s capacity at the time of its I.B. authorization was an opportunity to accommodate that same set of students (and more), and the fact that they were already in Tuckahoe Middle School’s neighborhood feeder pattern helped with transportation needs as well. For the 2023-24 school year, Tuckahoe will expand it’s capacity to 130 seats.

Fairfield’s I.B. zone encompasses the north-central and eastern portions of the county. The school’s location and the availability of 100 I.B. seats allowed more students from within its neighborhood feeder pattern, as well as students from the other 11 schools in the area, to participate in the program. It also cut the travel time in half for many students who had once traveled an hour or more each way by bus to go to Moody. For the 2023-24 school year, Fairfield will expand it’s capacity to 135 seats.