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Centreville High School

Public | 9-12 | 2361 students

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Posted November 13, 2013

This high school is top notch. My daughter, now in 11th grade, has received a phenomenal education and has met wonderful friends here. I truly can't say enough about how happy we are to have her at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

The teachers are not good educators and all aim to teach to the average. There is a lot of homework given with very little instruction. They are mainly trying to teach to the SOLs and hope for learning through rote memory and repetition which is not truly teaching and certainly does not create a group of knowledgeable thinkers. For students who actually want to learn and reach a higher level by getting quality lectures or instruction, they are out of luck. Students need an education that incorporates thinking, discussion, interaction, new technologies, current computer software and AV products today. It is amazing how behind the times they are in knowing what technologies are out there and in incorporated them into instruction. They are not only behind the times but they are not utilizing the resources for the students that are available. They offer AP classes and yet have poor success rate because they do not have teachers who have been trained in instruction. If you just put some AP classes down on paper and yet do not have teachers who can truly teach them it serves no purpose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2011

Our school has a very strong music and art departments. The teachers are mostly average, with a few exceptions here and there. The math teachers are pretty bad, so unless you are strong in math, expect to have to get a tutor. The other students are pretty friendly, and newcomers generally find a set of friends within their first week. The sports teams are getting better and have become pretty good. There are many AP classes offered, and academy classes can be taken at nearby high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2010

As a military family, we just moved in this past summer. My daughter started her Freshman year at Centreville. Our experience has been nothing but positive. She got involved in Band immediatly and completely loves it. She is an honors student and I feel she is getting a quality education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I graduated a few years ago from cvhs. The school felt generally safe. Students tended to be mature and not pick on other kids too much. In over half of my classes i felt like i was receiving a quality education. The advanced classes tend to have the better teachers in the school (although there are a few exceptions.) Some of the regular classes were pointless, just hoops to jump through to graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2007

My child's experience at CVHS has been generally positive. Getting involved in extracurriculars is key. School pride seems to be improving under new leadership. There is a big push to take APs, which have replaced honors classes in some instances. In many cases, honors classes would be a more appropriate choice. Some of the teachers are amazing (Kurt Waters, Judy Martin, Edie Alcorn) and some seem to be teachers only so they can coach sports. You will surely get the better teachers if your child takes as many honors classes as he/she can handle. Parental involvement is critical in the high school years; keep your finger on the pulse of the school, teachers, and staff, and your child will get a first-rate education at CVHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

there is a lot of school spirit here and its a good environment to learn in. i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2006

Looking back now, i'd say the quality of academic programs in Centreville is excellent. I was involved in many different programs throughout my 4 years at Centreville. I definitely enjoyed it's music programs. Mrs. Lundsford was a great teacher. Thanks for believing in me! It's cheerleading and dance teams were great to be on as well. Lots of school spirit, great people, great atmosphere. The level of parent involvement is high...i'm actually looking forward to my high school reunion. If you are around this area and your child can go to this school...i'd say do it. I had a blast! (Carmela Marfori Fernandez, Class '99)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2005

This school is the best! I have always been accepted here and the teachers and facility are really supportive. I learn so much and there are a ton of clubs and sports to choose from. If you want your child to go to a great school, choose Centreville High!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2005

AS a former graduate of Centreville, I would like to share a thought(more of a memeory) on my experiences of my education. This school was the best thing that ever happened to me thus far. Mrs. Lundsford and her choir program were exellent. The staff and faculty were more than gracious and ALWAYS willing to give that extra push. School spirit runs high in all aspects of academics, artistics, and athletics. I hope your children are fortunate to have such a gifted trial of life. - Amanda Campbell (class of '99)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 29, 2004

College bound students can excel at CVHS if they enroll in the Advanced Placement and honors courses. These students produce high SAT scores and get accepted at the best coleges and universities. CVHS has great activities and sports opportunities and excellent parental involvement. A new principal begins in Fall 2004.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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70%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

618 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

621 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Reading

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

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

618 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

577 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

613 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
97%
World History II

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

631 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

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 Students69%
Female students66%
Male students71%
Black students65%
Asian students79%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English71%

Algebra II

All Students77%
Female students80%
Male students74%
Black students62%
Asian students89%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial90%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English80%

Biology

All Students88%
Female students86%
Male students89%
Black students66%
Asian students95%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial88%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English91%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students84%
Black students63%
Asian students93%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial81%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students85%
Female students84%
Male students85%
Black students84%
Asian students78%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English90%

English: Reading

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students94%
Black students89%
Asian students98%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial94%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students87%
Proficient in English96%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students96%
Male students93%
Black students90%
Asian students96%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial89%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students87%
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students87%
Black students61%
Asian students94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial87%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English90%

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 students85%
Male students88%
Black students84%
Asian students87%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial85%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students66%
Proficient in English91%

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 Students92%
Female students90%
Male students93%
Black students81%
Asian students96%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial94%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English94%

World History II

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students89%
Black students75%
Asian students91%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial83%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English93%
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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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Martin E Grimm

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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6001 Union Mill Rd
Clifton, VA 20124
Phone: (703) 802-5400

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