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Deep Creek High School

Public | 9-12 | 1374 students

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Posted October 19, 2014

This school is great. The faculty and staff are always willing to help with anything. I like how the small size allows all the teachers and students to feel like one large family. Our school's sports teams haven't been the best lately but, our school spirit is still here. I would recommend this school to anybody.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2014

This school really helped my nephew! !! He was so far behind From his old school and they help get him caughtGod up. Now he will be grad with the rest of his class .. Thank God. ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

Deep Creek is corrupted... the atmosphere and vibes are just completely negative. Teachers love saying " at the end of the day I'm still getting paid ". We understand that but your not helping. Theres afterschool help but one goes because theyre too worried about getting high,parties, and the latest shoes. Theres fighting and yelling and hard to get through the day . And it's hard to learn when no one around you cares or when there's 20 year olds in your freshman classes ( I'm not from va but where I'm from thats illegal ). Honestly ready to move. I won't be graduating from here.


Posted July 31, 2013

Deep Creek is a good school but we need more funding for repairs and materials. In my math class last year we weren't even issued calculators because the school didn't have enough and this year the calcutlators we were given were falling apart and barely worked. The school is old and severely needs to be remodeled as well; bathrooms that are disgusting with broken toilets and desks that are basically rocking chairs. In addition the school is overcrowded it takes oil most all of my lunch time to even get my food. Overall the teachers are great and I learn a lot every day it's a small community and everyone knows everyone but things NEED to change.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2011

It's a great school. My daughter was part of the rezoning of Grassfield to Deep Creek. She is now a sophmore. She has excelled in every part of the school. AP courses, Varsity sports, school clubs. The faculty is there to help the parents and students, but it's up to them to take advantage of them and all the resources. The only recommendation I can give is for the administration (who is very OLD school) to give breathing room for school events. It's time for the administration to step forward with new outlooks and goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

This years 2010 new student orientation was the biggest turn in years. The neighborhoods in Deep Creek were recently rezoned and there is a more diverse population this year. My daughter is a freshman and she loves going to Deep Creek High School. She is motivated and excited to learn by all of her teachers. Mrs. Bagley the principal and her staff are very engaged and it looks like this year will be one of the best years yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

i love my school...our chorus department is one of the best in the state, and we've been Grand Champions of the nation TWICE! Anyone who thinks that students aren't disciplined enough are wrong. A lttle bit of trouble is to be expected at every high school. I do not appreciate the comments about my school not being safe. Everyone who attends our school loves it. We are united. In fact, we're even more united because of the death of Mr. Hardee. I love my school, and i thank God every day that I have a good school to go to, with a helpful administration team and staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

Deep Creek has the ability to be one of the best schools in hampton roads,but the lack of discipline is reaching an alarming high. The students have no fear or respect for the staff and much less security. I feel it would take a major event or somthing tragic happening foer anyone to change anything. I he students get away with to much crap,the ones who wont the education suffers. I love the school and also Mr.Hardee but it's time for some new blood and rules that stick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

I feel that the biggest problem facing DCH is discipline. In my experience, the administration fails to support the teachers, which is why the students feel that they get away with whatever they want. In many cases a teacher will write a discipline referral and the student will come back to class with only a warning from the administration, if anything. eventually teachers stop trying discipline the students because they receive no support, which only breeds the problem. The security at the school is slack because they do very little about students freely roaming the halls, rather than being in class or leaving campus to go to afternoon work programs. Again, this is because the administration does little to enforce discipline procedures. However, the there is potential for DCH be a great school if there was more structure. There are many fine teachers and a variety of classes and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 15, 2005

I am not a parent, but i graduated from deep creek in 2002. I love deep creek for a lot of reasons. I think it is a very well balanced school as far as ethnicity and economis standings are concerned. As with any school, there are those few people whose goal in life is to cause problems, but for the most part, it's a 'quiet' school. The teachers are helpful and most of them have a good relationship with thier students. I think deep creek is a great school, and i hope to raise my children in this area one day. Go hornets!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 28, 2005

DCHS is one of the greatest schools to attend in Virginia. The quality of the academic programs are outstanding because of the school's unique 'block' scheduling. This type of scheduling for classes allows students to be able to finish classes in one semester, in contrast to schools who don't have 'block' scheduling it will take them an entire school year to finish the exact classes. Deep Creek also includes a very successful music program as well as fantastic sports activities that help athletes to become better people in life. If you learn to look past the particularly large amount of students I believe you will agree 100% with my statements. Parent involvment is vital to your childen's success. This is because you must sign and agree with the courses your child may take before they can take them. Overall DCHS is a very well-disciplined and productive school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2005

I attended Deep Creek, and because of the teachers, coaches, and administrators, I was given the best foot forward into my college carrier. While the school may seem over crowded at times, the administrators are always on constant alert for any problems that may occur. This school offers students a top education, I was proud to attend this school. Any child who is willing to work hard will do very well at Deep Creek. The teachers are very willing to help the stedents who need the most attention, they also find time to make sure that every student is getting the best education possible. The music department at Deep Creek is one of the top programs in the state. Every child is given the chance to exceed at their own tallent levels, along with the Art and Theater Departments. Deep Creek High is nothing less than Amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2005

My personal feelings towards DCHS is that it awfuland could be a whole lot better then it is now. I personally feel that students should be in class focusing more getting their eduation and to be able to get credit to graduate instead hanging around the main hall way or causing promblems for other around them. The academic department could be better if the students and teachers could stand a chance to work with one another one on one also to not have the teachers add more pressure on those students that having a rough time. As for the extracurricular activities they need more students to get involve. However,I must say they need to allow students more time to get to class since the school is very much OVERCROWDED and could stand to have more restrooms and the school is in need of repairs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2005

My daughter had a good experience when she attended Deep Creek. I think that the guidance department is lacking with helping seniors learn about scholarships. My experience in obtaining information with the guidance was not good and I had to go to another high school to get the help that my daughter needed. I agree that students should not be around the main door. All schools have peer pressures to look one way or another.DCHS is over crowded and needs to eliminate some students or add one a wing.I would rather my children go to DCHS than some other 'better' schools or schools who have the attitude where they think they are better and have no problems which we all know they do.Thanks DC for letting my daughter succeed while she was there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

I am not happy with DCHS for many reasons. Academics are not stressed and children with special needs are brushed aside. Teachers are slow to respond to parents' requests for information. My sons are ridiculed for not being 'gangster' enough. Some of the administration means well, but they are overwhelmed by all the issues they have to deal with day after day. If your student is serious about his/her education, they'll be facing an uphill challenge at Deep Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2004

I think Deep creek is a great school to learn in. It has a good staff, and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

It's not bad it could be better. The principal is the same one from when I went there. The students have it easyer now thou they can get away with more then we could. The teacher that I have to deal with for my son have been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

I think it would be wonderful to see the day that I can come to the school and not see several students standing around the main door. Students should be in class. If students are dismissed early to attend a job or other appointment, they should leave the campus. This really gives the impression of the school not being focused on academics. While sports and other activities are important, the academic achievement of the school as a whole should be the highest priority. I think there are too many students who are not challenged each and everyday to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


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  • 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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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79%

2011

 
 
97%

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96%
Algebra II

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
95%

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83%

2010

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
English: Reading

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
World History II

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students90%
Female students92%
Male students88%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Algebra II

All Students77%
Female students74%
Male students81%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial89%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Biology

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial96%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students77%
Black students71%
Asian students91%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial88%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students89%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial95%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Reading

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students86%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students94%
Male students83%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial100%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Geometry

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial84%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

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 Students85%
Female students84%
Male students87%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial100%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

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 Students86%
Female students89%
Male students83%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial96%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

World History II

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students91%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial88%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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
  • Ms. J. Page Bagley
Fax number
  • (757) 558-5305
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