Ratings

GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Virginia Accreditation Rating


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All subjects

About the test

Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course


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Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology I

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

U.S. History

World History I

World History II

Writing

Algebra I

Geometry

About the test

In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Standards of Learning


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Math

Reading

Math

Reading

Science

Writing

About the test

In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education


International tests

OECD Test for schools (based on PISA)

This school's reading score
494
Score (out of 1000)
This school's math score
479
Score (out of 1000)
This school's science score
507
Score (out of 1000)

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  • Schools and districts across the nation are invited to participate in the OECD Test for Schools (based on the internationally respected PISA exam). This exam enables individual high schools to benchmark their students’ performance against that of their international peers. It is a unique assessment that measures students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and gathers information about student attitudes toward learning and perceptions of the school environment. In each test subject, the score for each participating country is the average of all student scores in that country. The average score among OECD countries is 500 points. About two-thirds of students across OECD countries score between 400 and 600 points.
Source: See notes

Reading

CountryScore
Shanghai-China 570.0
Singapore 542.0
Japan 538.0
Korea 536.0
Finland 524.0
Canada 523.0
Poland 518.0
Australia 512.0
New Zealand 512.0
Germany 508.0
United Kingdom 499.0
United States of America 498.0
This school 494.3
Portugal 488.0
Mexico 424.0
Brazil 410.0

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  • Schools and districts across the nation are invited to participate in the OECD Test for Schools (based on the internationally respected PISA exam). This exam enables individual high schools to benchmark their students’ performance against that of their international peers. It is a unique assessment that measures students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and gathers information about student attitudes toward learning and perceptions of the school environment. In each test subject, the score for each participating country is the average of all student scores in that country. The average score among OECD countries is 500 points. About two-thirds of students across OECD countries score between 400 and 600 points.
Source: See notes

Math

CountryScore
Shanghai-China 613.0
Singapore 573.0
Korea 554.0
Japan 536.0
Finland 519.0
Canada 518.0
Poland 518.0
Germany 514.0
Australia 504.0
New Zealand 500.0
United Kingdom 494.0
Portugal 487.0
United States of America 481.0
This school 479.2
Mexico 413.0
Brazil 391.0

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  • Schools and districts across the nation are invited to participate in the OECD Test for Schools (based on the internationally respected PISA exam). This exam enables individual high schools to benchmark their students’ performance against that of their international peers. It is a unique assessment that measures students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and gathers information about student attitudes toward learning and perceptions of the school environment. In each test subject, the score for each participating country is the average of all student scores in that country. The average score among OECD countries is 500 points. About two-thirds of students across OECD countries score between 400 and 600 points.
Source: See notes

Science

CountryScore
Shanghai-China 580.0
Singapore 551.0
Japan 547.0
Finland 545.0
Korea 538.0
Poland 526.0
Canada 525.0
Germany 524.0
Australia 521.0
New Zealand 516.0
United Kingdom 514.0
This school 506.8
United States of America 497.0
Portugal 489.0
Mexico 415.0
Brazil 405.0

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  • Schools and districts across the nation are invited to participate in the OECD Test for Schools (based on the internationally respected PISA exam). This exam enables individual high schools to benchmark their students’ performance against that of their international peers. It is a unique assessment that measures students’ critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and gathers information about student attitudes toward learning and perceptions of the school environment. In each test subject, the score for each participating country is the average of all student scores in that country. The average score among OECD countries is 500 points. About two-thirds of students across OECD countries score between 400 and 600 points.
Source: See notes

College readiness

AP courses and testing

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Sources

OECD Test for schools (based on PISA) AmericaAchieves, 2013-2014
Reading AmericaAchieves, 2013-2014
Math AmericaAchieves, 2013-2014
Science AmericaAchieves, 2013-2014
AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012