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Grassfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 2038 students

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Posted June 6, 2014

My family moved here in 2011 and my daughter was a freshman. We were at our last duty station for 4 years and it was hard for her to leave her middle school friends and enter high school without them. She did not know anyone when she got here and is a rather shy kid. There was a group of student ambassadors that welcomed my daughter. They spoke to her in the halls, at lunch and for her birthday they came to her class and gave her a cupcake. I know this all sounds so trivial but it gave her a feeling of belonging. After Christmas the first year here she had made several friends and attended most of the football games with them. I think it is very important for new kids to attend school actives outside of school hours. My daughter is now a going into her Senior year -Class of 2015. She has truly blossomed at GHS. She is in several clubs, honor societies, band, and has a few really good friends. She remains in the top 10 of her class. Academics are tops. Mrs. Harris is her number 1 teacher. GHS has been prefect for MY daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

We are a military family an new to the area. I can say this school welcomed my some with open arms. He has been in many sports. The coaches are phenomenal the teachers truly go the distance. I have a very happy 15 yr. old boy who has many friends an loves school! He also has excelled so much they nurtured his quest for knowledge an he is on the right path. Thank you Grassfield High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

Terrible, the teachers are very lenient and focus on other classes instead of the ones they teach, not willing to help out and seem to think of their job as a paycheck. They only focus on the athletes and the well known kids instead of their entire classroom. Maybe if they paid attention to everyone we would have better grades than they say they do
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2013

My daughter has been part of the Grassfield Technology Academy since her freshman year. Now a senior, we look back on her time with tremendous fondness. Grassfield is an exemplary school experience. From the sports programs on down, pride abounds. The faculty is committed to the students and it is largely evident. As my daughter said, "Choosing to accept the invitation to attend the tech academy at Grassfield was the best decision I ever made." Her parent's agree!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

The parent who wrote that Grassfield is a "huge deception" is sadly mistaken. Teachers bend over backwards to help ALL students succeed and become a part of our community. We offer SO MANY extra help sessions for struggling students, with transportation included, but many students do not take advantage of those sessions and also choose not to become involved in the many opportunities we offer - and then blame the school for the lack of success of their children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2012

My grandson love the Grassfield H S and he said the education is very very upgraded
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

I have attended Grassfield since it opened in 2007. I am now a senior, and I feel it is the best school in Chesapeake. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Grassfield's SOL scores exceed the average and it is because of the teachers that truly care about their students. I would have gone to Great Bridge had Grassfield not been built, but I am so glad I went to Grassfield because I have met friends from the other feeder schools and feel extremely prepared for college. For the parent who most recently reviewed Grassfield, I could be wrong, (this will sound harsh, and I apologize) but you must not have a child at Grassfield, because you would realize there are many outlets for students to succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2010

Grassfield is a great school the teachers are wonderful lots of many diffrent programs to offer to the student they really keep you informed on everthing going on in this school I could not be any happier
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

The offering of the Technology Academy is top ranked. The school has the latest technology, great support, excellant teachers, students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It has an excellent chorus program and does well in Chorus competitions. It has a competitive theater program also. The AP teachers work hard to get students their college credits.


Posted August 24, 2009

Awesome school, Awesome teachers. I cannot say enough good things about this school. I have 2 daughters attending here this year and I am proud to be a Grizzly!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

Grassfiels High school is awesome. The state of the art school is only topped by it's tremendous staff and administrationg. My oldest wants to graduate a Grizzly and my younger son cannot wait until he can be a Grizzly too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

No wonder the rest of the parents in chesapeake were upset with the staffing of GFHS. They have the best administration and teaching staffs in chesapeake. The other high schools will be playing catch up for years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

Grassfield High School has excellent teachers and administration. They foster a sense of school pride and are teaching the students to care about their community and themselves. The technology is superb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

In my 12 years of teaching, I have never been happier. The technology is awesome for both the students and teachers. GFHS certainly has what it takes to prepare the community's young people for a successful future. Way to go Grizzlies on a terrific first year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 4, 2008

This is a wonderful high school. Although it is a brand new school, I didn't have any hesistation about sending my child to this school. The principal is great, the staff is supportive and the teachers care about the students. This is a technologically advanced high school with a great selection of extra curricular activities. Go Grizzlies!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

This is an wonderful school. The building is state of the art and the students and teachers are top notch!
—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".
  • No accreditation rating was reported for the 2007-2008 school year.

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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra II

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Reading

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

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
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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.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

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

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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 Students89%
Female students91%
Male students87%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial93%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Algebra II

All Students89%
Female students94%
Male students83%
Black students82%
Asian students90%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial89%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Biology

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students94%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial96%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students98%
Black students93%
Asian students93%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Earth Science

All Students96%
Female students94%
Male students97%
Black students84%
Asian students93%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

English: Reading

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students96%
Black students94%
Asian students100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracial97%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

English: Writing

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students95%
Black students90%
Asian students93%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial97%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black students94%
Asian students100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial97%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

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 Students97%
Female students96%
Male students99%
Black students96%
Asian students100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial97%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

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 Students95%
Female students95%
Male students95%
Black students89%
Asian students93%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

World History II

All Students98%
Female students97%
Male students99%
Black students96%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracial100%
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%
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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  • 8:40 pm
School end time
  • 3:38 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael N. Perez
Fax number
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2007 Grizzly Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23323
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