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Clarke County High School

Public | 9-12 | 680 students

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Posted May 25, 2014

I don't know what to tell you, other than this school is hands down god awful.


Posted April 9, 2014

Having had my son attend the school, and a son currently attending I can honestly say I truly regret having any of them be a part of it. There are parts that are good, but the main faults of it lie in the horrible administration, and very poor teachers. While there are a few teachers who are absolutely amazing and a true help and care about their job, they are far outnumbered by teachers with a lack of caring are power hungry and borderline abusive. As far as the administration goes those who run the school spend there time giving out ridiculous punishments for minor offenses by students and never bother to even see if anything is true. Nothing is ever done about bullying in the school and I have personally had one of my sons bullied very harshly. I had to pull him out for a year it was so bad because he would become depressed at the mere thought of going to the school, and I don't blame him. All in all, sending my children to CCHS is a decision i regret and feel bad as a parent for having my children go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

My son went from an average student in Winchester schools to a straight A student at Clarke County. The teachers really pay attention to the kids and go the extra mile after hours if they are needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

My son and I are relatively new to Clarke County, having moved from the Prince William school system, a (Va). Many of the comments here state that Clarke County High School is more concerned with academic scores than the actual benefit to the students. Having come from a system where the schools are huge, and scared to death of students (impersonal), the ratings are all important, to the point of the students being just faceless numbers unless, of course, they achieve in the reflection light. Forget about the individual talents and uniqueness. This issue of scores over individual is state wide. What I have been very impressed with about Clarke County is the huge individual committment, most especially the teachers, and the greater freedom on the part of the teachers to teach using thier unique talents, and the personal caring they give each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

This school has many problems. The teachers are great mostly, however the school system has allowed this school to be undercut by the board of supervisors so we haven't the money to put toward proper schooling for our children. If your thinking of having your children go to this school but can afford a private school, I recommend Foxcroft School for Girls in Middleburg, or Noter Dame for Boys and Girls inn Middleburg. This school has cut most of their AP and IB classes and now you (the parent) has to pay for all the extras if your child wants to go for the advanced diplomas. The new school board would like for the children of CCHS to 'get back into the fields' because 'we have done a dis-service to the farmers of the area by sending our children off to college' I'm quoting Philip Embry. Try a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

I have lived in the county for 20 years. Great dedication by those teachers and the administration at CCHS. I do feel that my kids as well as their friends that have been attending there and through the school system have been receiving a quality education. I am impressed with the number of students that have been accepted in various state and out of state colleges. The focus and attention to detail is quite obvious. The school's vision statement 'Each student will learn at high levels of achievement.' is true to form in as far as I am concerned. Keep up the good work!! The school deserves to be ranked in the top 100 (Newsweek).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

Clarke County High School does some pretty amazing things for what facilities that they have to work with. I am a current senior at the high school and have somewhat enjoyed the experience. The small school environment is felt as you know about 90% of your classmates well enough to hang out with them. Also, the quality of teachers is quite superb. However, I felt as though the years that I was forced into higher level classes against my will. The administration cares more about how it appears on rankings like being #87 on Newsweek's best high schools than the student's wellbeing. I am taking a class I didn't sign up for and currently have an F. Another issue is that even with one person monitoring halls, anyone can walk in and out of the school unnoticed. I'm definitely not thrilled with this school but it's decent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2005

Clarke county high school is the biggest joke. Its all about numbers not academics at all. Parents get involed and keep on the administration you'd be surprised at what you see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

The Clarke County school system is very concerend with padding their 'honors' numbers. From my experience this comes at the expense of those who really do need acceleration in some or all curriculum areas. That said, the high school is small enough to allow a parent to 'work the system' if so motivated, to provide accelerated learning for a child that needs it. Guidance is an extremely weak point in this high school. Parents should expect to be very involved and persistent in curriculum and college planning. There's a new principal this year. (A promotion from within the system.) Will things change? Stay tuned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

Absolutely terrible school system. This system fails to enforce Virginia Code, does nothing about truancy, and allows unlimited amounts of time for students to make up work for missed days in direct contridiction of school policy. Step daughter in this school and for 2004 school year missed 34 days. Had it not been for teachers giving her unlimited time (up to 2 months) to complete missed days assignments and quizes child would have failed 3 out of 4 of her core classes, yet maintains a B average. Superintendent of school, nor school board members care about these issues. More concerned about keeping grade point averages up by whatever means necessary in order to obtain funding from State and Federal Government.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

I graduated from CCHS and traveled throughout the entire Clarke school system. I feel that I got a fantastic education in this small school enviornment. Children get the special attention they need and help is around every corner.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Reading

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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World History I

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
World History II

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students71%
Female students70%
Male students71%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Algebra II

All Students82%
Female students80%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Biology

All Students93%
Female students91%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Chemistry

All Students78%
Female students72%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female students77%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Reading

All Students93%
Female students91%
Male students94%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students87%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Geometry

All Students72%
Female students69%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

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 Students91%
Female students89%
Male students94%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

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 Students79%
Female students72%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

World History II

All Students69%
Female students58%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities72%
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) 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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627 Mosby Blvd.
Berryville, VA 22611
Phone: (540) 955-6130

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