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Cumberland High School

Public | 9-12 | 465 students

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Posted January 13, 2006

The personal and caring relationships between students, teachers, and administration go unparelleled - partly because of the school's small size, but also because of the faculty's genuine love for teaching (it doesn't hurt having one of VA's greatest teacher producing colleges close by - Longwood University). The outdated facilities are a major concern. This rural community has been vigorously searching for ways to fund new middle and high school facilities. The current campus, however, is completely wireless, every high school student is equipped with a personal, Dell laptop, the high school is fully accredited, and in 2006, the school opened the doors of it's new Luther P. Jackson Educational Center - a beautiful addition that is enjoyed not only by students, but by residents throughout the entire region seeking to further their education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2005

I had the privledge of working in the Cumberland County School System for 17 years and found it to be a very positive experience. I have found that many people like to critize the system without knowing the facts. The teachers are very knowledgeable and the education is there if the students put forth the effort to obtain it. Parental support is very low and this is a negative for the school system. It is extremely important that parents become involved in the education of their children. If you have questions or concerns, there is always someone to address these issues. Please do not sit back and critize the system, but take an active part to make the system even better.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2005

This school lacks not only accredidation but knowledge of how to run a school. My son has been bullied and teased to a point that he has no self esteem and must see a councelor. My children where they once were happy and thriving are now angry, frustrated and unhappy with school. This is sad given the fact that at home with our new home and land. Our kids have more room to run and play and use their imaginations. I have found that unless you file complaints with the Dept. of Education you get nowhere. I am seeking to get my kids scholarshipped in to private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

I am a student here at Cumberland High school, and i love it here. I have gone to the cumberland school system my entire life. From the age of Day care to now my 11th grade year. I would not change anything that has happened to me while at this school. Its the best offered. Even so now with the Laptops. I now have the WORLD at my FINGER TIPS! Its the best thing that has ever happened to this school. Cumberland has provided me with the best education possible. With low teacher student ratios it works, every teacher knows every student. Its just how i like it! So if you want the school where ur student goes unnoticed.. this isnt for you. But if you want your child to be put on the map, this may be the school for you!
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
79%
Algebra II

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Earth Science

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Reading

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students39%
Female students40%
Male students38%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students40%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English38%

Algebra II

All Students84%
Female students76%
Male students91%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Biology

All Students75%
Female students73%
Male students78%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female students84%
Male students88%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Earth Science

All Students78%
Female students77%
Male students80%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students82%
Male students68%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Geometry

All Students36%
Female students39%
Male students32%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students36%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English36%

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 Students90%
Female students87%
Male students93%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

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 Students83%
Female students85%
Male students81%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

World History II

All Students76%
Female students70%
Male students83%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
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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P.O. Box 140
Cumberland, VA 23040
Phone: (804) 492-4212

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