Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Lloyd C Bird High School

Public | 9-12 | 1735 students

Student diversity

Looks like we have no information about the race or ethnicity of the student body.

 
 

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

11 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 10, 2013

My son attended LC Bird's Governors School of Engineering and had a fantastic experience. The program was challenging with honors classes and dual enrollment opportunities. He developed good relationships with teachers and peers, and developed confidence as he participated in music, sports and drama. The program introduced him to a variety of engineering fields and prepared him well for college. He is now in his 3rd year at UVA and was accepted into 2 of his other top college choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

One of the most reflective schools in the district of todays varied society. The most dedicated staff many of whom have stayed at the school for 10 + years
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 29, 2009

My daughter is in the momd program which is a progrm for disabiled children . I have feeling that the teacher treats my child as teacher's pet because she is a quite girl with little to no problem of disaplain. I have into the room on occosions and most of the teens are loud. This is why I feel the way I do. But on the other hand my child does pretty good in class. she does not get grades because of being on an IEP. so I can't really grasp what thing of learning she really is getting so if she's happy I'm happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

My daughter loved LCB and had a great experience there. There were lots of activities, great school spirit, and some really top notch teachers. Her teachers and counselors were generally very supportive and really showed an interest in helping her develop her academic and leadership skills. Ultimately, she received full scholarship offers, some through competitions, from some extremely competitive colleges. My daughter worked hard of course, but LCB also helped nurture her talent with supportive administrators and caring faculty members. Hopefully, those qualities have remained the same since she graduated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Both of my Teens attended Bird. We have had a wonderful experience and my kids enjoyed every day with all they had to offer. The Engineering program is wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2006

My daughter is a rising sophmore at LCB and her first year attending the school was nothing short of amazing. She was very happy with the school and has come very far. She made the wonderful Girls Show Choir and has been involved in many various activities at the school. The principal is amazing and the teachers are very helpful. Bird is the kind of school I wish I had had the chance to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

I am a Bird alumni and so is my son. From the perspective of being both a student and a parent in the same school I have to say that Bird owes its success to dedicated teachers like Margaret Hicks and Steven Cormier, they were great when I went to Bird and I was so very happy that my son had the chance to experience them both as teachers in the class as well as ordinary people when they went to Italy for spring break. All schools have their problems, but I believe that Bird is a fine example of a public school and I wouldn't hesitate to send another child there in the future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 3, 2004

I have had 2 children to graduate from Bird and go on to College. My youngest son is now a 10th grader at Bird. I really like the instructional set up of the school as well as the closeness of the students and faculty. They are extremely personalable and once they know your name, they greet you by your name each time you are in their presence. I like the values they embrace and their willingness to work with parents and students to come to a happy medium when necessary. Having spent many hours volunteering at the school, I have had an opportunity to see both the formal side and the 'light' side of some of the faculty and they truly cherish and appreciate the students who attend Bird High School. Go Skyhawks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter attended this school and while having emotional problems, the school expelled her as the way to handle the problem. She overcame this and today is a social worker helping troubled teens. Bird High needs to work with students having problems and recognize that this is not a perfect world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This school offers a broad base and very heterogeneous mix of kids - it is not as 'clickish' as some other schools. The teachers for the most part are very dedicated and seem to really care about your child reaching his or her potential. My children have throughly enjoyed their time there and have been involved in sports, drama, and other activities and loved all of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Most teachers at this school are great; the principal and guidance counselors, however, are not. They lack in quality and concern for any student facing problems. Some may say that that is not their job, and that they should only be concerned in getting your child to college. But what about the obstacles that prevent that child from getting there. There is also a great lack for communication between the principal and guidance counselors to the teachers.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Reading

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

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
World History II

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students28%
Female students42%
Male students21%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White students23%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficient students6%
Proficient in English32%

Algebra II

All Students78%
Female students75%
Male students80%
Black students77%
Asian students100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial77%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English78%

Biology

All Students79%
Female students78%
Male students79%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial94%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English81%

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students93%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Earth Science

All Students74%
Female students73%
Male students75%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial83%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English76%

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial67%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students72%
Female students77%
Male students68%
Black students71%
Asian students83%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial79%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English73%

Geometry

All Students52%
Female students55%
Male students49%
Black students48%
Asian students55%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial76%
White students59%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient students27%
Proficient in English54%

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 students85%
Male students86%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English87%

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 Students84%
Female students80%
Male students88%
Black students81%
Asian students92%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial94%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English84%

World History II

All Students94%
Female students92%
Male students96%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities94%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English94%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school community.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Laura Hebert

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

10301 Courthouse Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Phone: (804) 768-6110

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Chesterfield Tech
Chesterfield, VA




Freedom Christian Academy
Chesterfield, VA



Richmond Christian School
Chesterfield, VA


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT