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Broad Run High School

Public | 9-12 | 1836 students

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Posted March 9, 2014

To be honest, this school isn't what it used to be. Broad Run was one of the very first schools in the county, so back then it had some pretty high rankings. Now these newer schools are far better. The school was built in 1969, seeing mice has become a norm around here. Academics could be better. Our sport teams suck now. A lot. Except for maybe volleyball. Some teachers are excellent and others are just AWFUL. I wonder how some of them even got the job when they could care less about their students success. Here are some pros about Broad Run: Although academics aren't great, they're not horrible. Many classes do require a good amount of effort to pass. You will learn, regardless. School spirit is big around here, especially at football games. People are approachable. There are cliques and bullies but hey that's at every high school. There are great ways to get help for your classes, teachers can help before school, after school, during lunch or study hall. NHS tutors are available for every subject. Overall, Broad run is an ok school. Needs major improvement. There are much better schools in the area. But being a Spartan isn't too horrible after a while.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2010

Right now I'm a former student at Broad Run High School, and I'm very proud to be a mighty Spartan. Broad Run is really good in sports and the football team just won the State Championship again 24-0. Other than just sports Broad Run has amazing teachers who are always there for you. The education is amazing. Broad Run is a school that excepts you for who you are. LETS GO SPARTANS :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

Best School Ever!! I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

This school is really nice and has good academics. Alot of the students are high achievers and the teachers are very qualified. I would say the only thing this school lacks is diversity which is common for this area. However it is much better than Stone Bridge which is hardly diverse.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2009

The athletics are excellent, the softball team was ranked number 1 in the nation for 2a and 3a schools the last two years. The football team wins districts almost every season and just recently won states and was ranked number 7 in the state for 2a and 3a schools. The lacrosse team is one of the best in the metro area and always has been. Baseball and basketball is okay. They have the best teachers at this school. the teachers actually try to connect with their students. It is a very good school for new students, the falculty and staff make sure that the students know there way around school and know what is going on. Academics are excellent, as are all academics in any school in Loudoun county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

My 5th child to graduate from BRHS is a senior this year. We moved to the area from Europe in 1996. I believe that BRHS is an excellent school and provide a wide range of classes (including Honor, AP, etc. for those who need the challenge), but they also help those who may have challenges. Their SAFE program is an awsome program for those students that need additional help in staying focused. BRHS shows they care about all students. You do have to be a parent that is involved, but that is the same for all schools. I rate BRHS as an excellent school for acadamics, athletics and provided a great learning environment for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

As a parent of a senior at BRHS I have been happy with the highschool. I feel the staff is very willing to help and are really concerned about the students. If you ask the help is available as well as the parking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My children go to Broad Run High School on is in 12th grade and one is in 10th grade in spechel ed. Her techers Ms Smith, Ms T and Ms Panter are all very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

I have 2 students at Broad Run. They have had a wonderful experience. We moved here from Fairfax 6 years ago and love it. The academics at Broad Run are strong, especially the math and Social Studies departments. Extracurriculars are strong, too; the debate team consistently wins state awards. The student body attended Farmwell Station Middle as a group and seems unusually close. Broad Run has a reputation as being one of the most spirited high schools in Loudoun County. The sports programs are good; many teams won district last year. The girls softball team was the state AA champion, & ranked 5th in the nation! The school is very safe; neither of my kids have mentioned either cliques or bullying as being issues. Teachers should work harder to raise SOL scores. Dominion HS and Park View are showing it can be done. BRHS can improve in that area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Broad Run is, above all, a great place for kids. The academic environment is challenging, and the teachers really care about their students. In particular, the social studies department is extremely strong. The school offers a wide variety of courses including substantial AP offerings. The extracurricular programs are solid as well, witht the most successful sports being softball and the soccer teams. The debate team is a perennial state champion, and their are numerous and diverse clubs and activities available to suit students of all types. There is a major disparity in parental involvement based on which part of the student population you are considering. The community is quite affluent, and these educated, motivated parents are extremely involved. On the other hand, being in suburban Washington D.C., there has been an influx of Hispanic students, and one of the greatest challenges the school has faced has been encouraging those parents' involvement.
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Posted April 13, 2005

I am a former graduate of Broad Run, and let me just say that the first review was completely off base. There is a significant amount of parking available for students and faculty and it is a very safe school. The only ones that walk don't want to pay for the parking pass. Dr. Markly is not the most personal person I've ever met in the world, but he does a decent job as principal. The football team needs some improvement but like the other review said, we have a variety of other sports that are very good as well as a good music program. There may be little 'official' help for new students getting acquainted with the building, but the students and teachers are all willing to help new students adjust. I'm going to be a teacher, and I'd be happy teach at and have my own children attend BRHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 15, 2005

They are not great with new students. Not much introduction nor do they show students around much. New students are left on their own. There is no parking and students are expected to park in neighborhoods or shopping centers and walk to school. This isn't very safe and no one really seems to care. We spoke to numerous faculty and students. The principal hardly gave us the time of day. Academically, it's an average school. We are not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I am actaully a student at BRHS and I love it there! Our football team might not be the best (at all) but we have a great soccer, softball/baseball, basketball, gymnastics, and debate program. Plus, everyone at Broad Run is really friendly and teachers are very willing to help out if you have problems or questions!


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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.
  • 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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra II

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Reading

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

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

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Virginia and United States History

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

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World History I

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
World History II

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students79%
Female students87%
Male students70%
Black students70%
Asian students86%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English77%

Algebra II

All Students81%
Female students86%
Male students76%
Black students78%
Asian students89%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial83%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English82%

Biology

All Students94%
Female students96%
Male students92%
Black students84%
Asian students95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English96%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students98%
Black students85%
Asian students99%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English97%

Earth Science

All Students91%
Female students90%
Male students93%
Black students67%
Asian students96%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial95%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students74%
Proficient in English93%

English: Reading

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students93%
Black students81%
Asian students96%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black students70%
Asian students97%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English91%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students82%
Black students72%
Asian students88%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial94%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English82%

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 students89%
Male students95%
Black students81%
Asian students96%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial96%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English93%

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 Students94%
Female students93%
Male students95%
Black students81%
Asian students99%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial95%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English95%

World History II

All Students91%
Female students90%
Male students92%
Black students84%
Asian students95%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial91%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English92%
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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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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School Leader's name
  • Doug Anderson

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
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Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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