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Colonial Heights High School

Public | 9-12 | 905 students

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Posted September 30, 2013

If your child is in special education of any kind you must stay on top of what is in your child's IEP and know what is going on. Your child can easily fall threw the cracks of the system if your unaware. When you bring any concerns you have to the principal she may look for any reason to punish your child in school. She is not willing to help when there's an issue. My experience is these people think there better than you and your child. They say they want parent involvement but your involved they don't like that either. Can't wait to move !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

We moved here from Georgia and before that our girls went to schools in Yorktown Va. Colonial Heights schools are excellent, small town, but great school system. The grading system really makes the students work for there grades. At first we were concerned about the grade scale, but it has worked out, our senior has excelled and is graduating with an advanced degree. Technical center is great for optional trades. Great teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I was dismayed when I heard that at this years ring dance they played rap music to a predominently white population. The comment made upon the return of the young adults who did attend was that, it was alright but the music was awful. More thought needs to go into what messages rap music conveys to the youth of today. Our job as adults in education is to bring our 'youth' up...not show them the way down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2007

My daughter is a freshman this year at CHHS.She came from a private school where i think students can be a little sheltered at times. I was afraid she might suffer a little culture shock but she has done pretty good. Her grades are better than just average and I do need to get more involved. I'd like to thank the teachers, principal and guidence for their help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

It's fantastic..the people & education.
—Submitted by a 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.
  • 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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Earth Science

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Reading

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
World Geography

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

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2011

 
 
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World History I

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
95%
World History II

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students82%
Female students82%
Male students82%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Algebra II

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students76%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial85%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Biology

All Students83%
Female students78%
Male students88%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial100%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students92%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female students75%
Male students90%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Reading

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students91%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial83%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students90%
Male students90%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial83%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Geometry

All Students79%
Female students78%
Male students80%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial93%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

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 Students89%
Female students86%
Male students92%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracial92%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

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 students77%
Male students91%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial90%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

World History II

All Students85%
Female students80%
Male students91%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial79%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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3600 Conduit Rd
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: (804) 524-3405

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