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Colonial Beach High School

Public | 8-12 | 223 students

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Posted June 2, 2014

Colonial Beach High School has slowly tarnished year after year. Although the school has very many qualities it lacks in many ways. The new principal is horrid and doesn't have the school in control. Behavior problems are outstanding and the punishments are, as usual, lacking. The sports teams used to be what carried the school but with the threat of no longer having athletics the students have become apathetic of their school work and test scores. Honestly, I don't blame them. The community doesn't want the school here any longer so why should they care? The school board is corrupt and needs some serious reevaluating. Along with most of the superiors of the school. I wouldn't recommend this school to any student or parent. The system needs to be rebuilt from the ground up if they want to progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

Colonial Beach is the perfect school for someone who is used to small environments. With less than 250 students enrolled, it is the best place to make lots of friends. I know practically everyone here! We are very big on sports, especially guy sports. I would like to see more support for the girls, but we do ok. We may not be the best education wise, but we're improving. There aren't very many discipline problems and the staff, for the most part, is very helpful. We have PLENTY of afterschool clubs, such as, NHS, Scholastic Bowl, Drama, FBLA, and much, much, more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

The School is very little, Easy to make new friends if your a new student. The sports teams are great, the parent involvement is wonderful, the support from the town is also very good. The teachers really are great, there are some behavior issues with some of the students, but its taken care of accordingly
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2008

I moved my son from county, best move. Sports are great, most of the teachers are wonderful, not all. Parents need to be more involved with education, not just sports!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I've lived here for 5 years now and at the time of this review I am in the 9th grade. I've been going to this school district for 4 1/2 years now and would say that its a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

this school is great it isnt too big it is just right, and that makes it easy to make friends. The basketball team is wonderful even though they lost one of their best players, Olivia Setliff. Their softball and baseball team is wonderful also, as well as football, volleyball, and the coaches. The school is wonderful anyone who goes there would love it.
—Submitted by a former student


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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students61%
Female students60%
Male students62%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

English: Writing

All Students72%
Female students81%
Male students66%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students26%
Female students19%
Male students32%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students25%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English27%

Science

All Students59%
Female students52%
Male students64%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
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 II

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Earth Science

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Reading

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
61%
World History I

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
World History II

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students73%
Female students81%
Male students64%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Geometry

All Students71%
Female students71%
Male students72%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%
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

Algebra II

All Students90%
Female students85%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Biology

All Students71%
Female students65%
Male students76%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Chemistry

All Students37%
Female students36%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students43%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English37%

Earth Science

All Students80%
Female students74%
Male students86%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Reading

All Students84%
Female students84%
Male students84%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students90%
Male students76%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
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 Students77%
Female students70%
Male students83%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

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 Students97%
Female students100%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

World History II

All Students76%
Female students68%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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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100 First St.
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Phone: (804) 224-7166

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