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Indian River High School

Public | 9-12 | 1631 students

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Posted July 18, 2014

Indian River is the most terrible high school in chesapeake! Literally!!! My daughter went to Indian River for her freshman year and she came home crying everyday. I finally transferred her to Oscar smith and she is now a rising junior! She loves it there!!!! If you are a parent looking for a high school go check out OSCAR SMITH HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Indian River is a fantastic high school with a dedicated teaching staff. I had a child graduate from there in 2008 & I currently have a freshman enrolled there. The sports and orchestra programs are terrific at Indian River and the students get a chance to stay active and form great friendships. We love Indian River high school. Go Braves!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

I miss that school. Let's Go Braves! It was much better than King's Fork High School where there is more of a strict and stiff atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

To say the least, Indian River is blessed with a diversely populated student body, eclipsing several social and ethnic types; as a result, students are exposed to a socially nuanced atmosphere, a great plus to life after high school and college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2008

i used to be student at IRSH. ive moved unfortunatilly to a new school Pasquotank County High School. i love it at the best school ever IRHS if i had it my way id still be an IRHS brave... what am i saying i am always gonna be an IRHS brave no matter what school im in. and as for Mr. Frye he is the best principle ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

I have had 2 sons attend Indian River High School . I have to say that Mr. Frye the principle is one of the most involved leaders I have ever seen . He is never too busy to talk to a student or parent. His staff will work as hard as possible to assist a student who seeks help. Both of my sons , one graduated in 2006 ranked 16th in his class, and my youngers is now a senior ranked 10 th in his class. I have to say Indian River High School is the best school in Chesapeake , warm, friendly , diverse and the best staff of teachers in the city
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

We've had 2 sons graduate from IRHS and have a daughter currently attending. If your children are motivated, they will have an opportunity to get a good education. The building is old but the teachers are generally dedicated and interested. In sports, IRHS usually ranks in the middle of the Chesapeake pack but sometimes breaks out and surprises the big dogs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

I'm not actually a parent but a student. Indian River high school is an excellent start to a better future. The principal (Mr. Frye) is amazing and stays in touch w his students. When a student is having a hard time there is a teacher around every corner eager to help you. Not only are the teachers excellent but the teaching is excellent as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2005

Since 2003, our test scores have increased substantially. This, coupled with the exceptional leadership of the principal and the caring, competent staff, make Indian River one of Chesapeake's better high schools. The diverse population of both the student body and the staff encourage tolerance and lends itself to a safe environment. I am extremely proud of this school and its accomplishments. Kathleen Mayo, Math Dept.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2005

It needs a good refurbishing of sorts, but the school has a warm and caring staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2004

Very nice school. Big with alot of courses to choose from.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2004

This is a great school. My son graduated last year and my daughter is currently attending. Fully accredited--one of the better schools in the Hampton Roads area. Diverse student and teacher population. Involved and caring teachers and parents. Principal exerts good leadership. All of this makes for a balanced environment that is not overly competitive but does motivate the student to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2003

This ia one of the gretest schools i've ever been to


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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Reading

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

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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World History I

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
World History II

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students66%
Female students65%
Male students67%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial57%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Algebra II

All Students69%
Female students69%
Male students69%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial61%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Biology

All Students78%
Female students79%
Male students77%
Black students66%
Asian students75%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English78%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black students90%
Asian students80%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial83%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female students79%
Male students87%
Black students74%
Asian students93%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial88%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Reading

All Students90%
Female students91%
Male students88%
Black students88%
Asian students85%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial92%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students88%
Black students84%
Asian students85%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial95%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Geometry

All Students83%
Female students81%
Male students84%
Black students76%
Asian students100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial83%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
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 Students87%
Female students89%
Male students86%
Black students84%
Asian students93%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial89%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

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 Students89%
Female students85%
Male students92%
Black students84%
Asian students100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial96%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World History II

All Students87%
Female students81%
Male students92%
Black students82%
Asian students82%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial96%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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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School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 3:38 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. James L. Frye
Fax number
  • (757) 578-7004
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1969 Braves Trl
Chesapeake, VA 23325
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