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Berryville, VA
Students enrolled: 680

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627 Mosby Blvd.
Berryville, VA 22611

(540) 955-6130
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Map of Clarke County High School address.

October 30, 2014
I left Clarke County and moved to Leesburg, Virginia aka Loudoun County. My kids have been in High School here for 9 weeks. I am moving back to Clarke County. If you think the wealthiest county, Loudoun in the country is a great school system, you are crazy. Clarke County is the best. I love it there. The kids love it there. Why did I leave. Oh yeah. Because I thought the schools would be better. The kids in LoCo are brats. The kids in Clarke are real. Normal. Look you in the eye and say Hello with a smile. The kids in LoCo are socially inept. I moving back.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2014
I don't know what to tell you, other than this school is hands down god awful.

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 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

March 02, 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
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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

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

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

November 07, 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

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

September 09, 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

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

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 student

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Clarke County High School
627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville, VA  22611
(540) 955-6130
Last modified Clarke County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clarke County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top