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Parry Mccluer High School

Public | 9-12 | 334 students

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Posted February 18, 2011

They cancelled the winter dance because no students wanted to go (only 3 signed up) and now everybody is saying they are going to not go to prom neither. In some classes I spend like half of my time doing nothing. In one class the teacher honestly just sits there and waches us talk then once a week we give current event reports like what is this grade school? He got mad at us for asking him to teach us one day. What a waste of time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2011

They had a pizza party for the teachers in November because that was the first day they all actually came all school year. Yes they have AP classes but almost nobody passes the tests. They finished the football season with only eleven players because everybody quit before the season ended. And their is alot of turnover with new teachers and administrators all the time. I'm just so glad my son is done with that place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

This school has high expectations of its students, while giving those students a warm, safe environment to excel. The school culture is one where everyone is welcome, there is easy acceptance, and everyone supports one another. For an extremely small school, there is a high level of sports activity, with students playing more than one sport a year. With the number of Advanced Placement classes offered, students have the opportunity to gain almost two semesters of college credit before high school graduation. The campus is beautiful, the students are well behaved and respectful, and the academics are supportive but rigorous. The community also make the school, and the people of B.V. are some of the finest you will ever meet. I Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Its not as bad as these other reviews make it out to be they dont 'play around on facebook all day' and only the bad students very rarely say vulgar words to teachers. I went to this school and these accusations are ridiculous of course our sports teams are small its a small town!! And the showing movies all day is bs I find that highly offense some teachers really give it there all to teach!!! and I was an AVERAGE student so i dont even want to hear this!


Posted March 26, 2010

Very sad little school. Many teachers show movies instead of teaching and play on facebook during the school day. They are constantly complaining to the students (!) about how much they despise the superintendent. With that kind of example the students just do the same (complain all the time). There are a few exceptions but most just add to the negativity.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2010

I think the school is Perfect. It is not all of the students that use swear words and all I've heard from my child is nothing but it is a wonderfull school and Italk to my child about her school everyday after school. I also graduated from Parry McCluer High School with an advanced diploma, I never had any problems with that school and neither has my Daughter who is a senior. Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

The students are below average and they use swear words to address their peers and their teachers on a daily basis without being held accountable for their actions. Very few higher level courses and barely enough students to make up the minimum number of members on their sports teams (hence many of the teams have losing seasons). Very poor support for teachers and low involvement of parents in the community, aside from complaining.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Reading

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

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

2013

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
90%
World Geography

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
World History I

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

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2011

 
 
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World History II

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

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2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students35%
Female students40%
Male students31%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students38%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English35%

Algebra II

All Students75%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Biology

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female students84%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Earth Science

All Students82%
Female students84%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Reading

All Students82%
Female students81%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students75%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Geometry

All Students53%
Female students54%
Male students51%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

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 Students73%
Female students68%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

World Geography

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World History I

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 II

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
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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