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Altavista High School

Public | 6-12 | 741 students

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Posted April 14, 2011

Looks like this school needs to hire a new Math teacher for 6th and 7th grade. Wow.


Posted January 15, 2009

I graduated from this high school & was accepted at every college I applied to. My core freshman courses were no surprise as we had covered a great deal of the same material at AHS. I feel I had more of a prep-school education than public high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

My daughter is a senior and has excelled at this school. The class size is small but I feel that is an advantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

This school is a very good one at that I graduated from this high school and i loved it when i went here. So i would give this school a very good for the academics and all of the other things that this school has and allows the students to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2004

For a small school, I am very pleased with the education my son is receiving and am pleased with the SOL percentage rates for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

English: Reading

All Students72%
Female students71%
Male students73%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students69%
Female students72%
Male students66%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students83%
Male students66%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students26%
Female students27%
Male students26%
Black students4%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students35%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students78%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students78%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students55%
Female students61%
Male students50%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students82%
Female students77%
Male students86%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 76% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 89% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 87% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 85% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

The state average for World History I was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
World History II

The state average for World History II was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Algebra I

All Students68%
Female students72%
Male students64%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female students92%
Male students82%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female students98%
Male students94%
Black students95%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Biology

All Students84%
Female students92%
Male students77%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female students87%
Male students94%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female students96%
Male students82%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Reading

All Students91%
Female students90%
Male students92%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students85%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students89%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

World Geography

All Studentsn/a
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

World History I

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students80%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

World History II

All Students88%
Female students86%
Male students91%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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904 Bedford Avenue
Altavista, VA 24517
Phone: (434) 369-4768

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