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Lord Botetourt High School

Public | 9-12 | 1087 students

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Posted September 20, 2010

My daughter is new to public school this year and has enjoyed her transition into LB. I appreciate the English teachers email updates of class assignments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

The school has excellent opportunities for college bound student to study a wide range of subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

In my opinion the staff gives way to much special attention to the athleic students and the friends of their own children who go to the school. Other than that and the constant drama that is at every school I love LBHS. I'm a senior this year and I'm more then ready to graduate. Botetourt County is a great place to raise a family and to send your children to for a great education. I know that if it wasn't for certain teachers threw out my high school career who helped me. I would't be going to college in the fall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

Lord Botetourt is amazing, i love it there are so many things to do and and a wide variety of classes to chosse from. Forget what these parents are saying i have never had a teacher in my three years at LB who did not care about me or my grades. Every teacher i have had has offered extra help and morning tutoring session for those who need it. This is a great school with alot of great staff. I have friends from many other schools and none of them enjoy their schools like people who attend LB. I have so much fun in school that i look forward to walking in every morning. Over the past three years LB has cleaned up termindissly its actually one of the cleanest high schools in the area now. Yes the SOLs are a huge foccus but that is not the schools fault.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

This is a very good school in my opinion. You can make friends easily and have fun. The teachers and staff are very friendly and can help you with just about anything. I also love all the choices of classes you can chose from. I also enjoy all the athletic programs too. The only bad things about the school is drug use and to the SOLs yes there is more concentration on them than thinking skills, but that is not the school's fault (i believe, you can blame it on the NCLB act) other wise it's a good school. Go Cavs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

I believe that the school need to be more informative about their student attendance to the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

I have been highly disappointed in this school for my child. She has fallen behind and none of the teachers have seemed to care. Overall, i am extremly sprised on how terrible Lord Botetourt's activities and teacher quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

My daughter is a senior at LBHS. There are many excellent teachers there, but the concentration appears to be on passing the SOL's rather than critical thinking skills. She rarely has homework at home (they are given class time to do it) which she enjoys but I think the transition to college will therefore be very challenging. The guidance counselors talk to the child, not to the parent and I do not feel we received the guidance appropriate for her abilities. In the junior high where she started in this community, cutting is popular among the girls (vs. anorexia) and in both JH and HS there were death threats against her - a difficult place to join at that age, particularly when you are popular with the boys. The resource officer was helpful as was guidance with these issues. Buses dangerous/overcrowded, classrooms tight. COunty growing w/o thought to the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My son attends Lord Botetourt High School, and I have found the teachers to be very good. They all take an interest in the students and relate to them very well. The administration makes an effort to know the students. I feel the overall experience at this school is favorable. I am comfortable knowing my son attends, participates in extracurricular activities, and is having a positive high school experience.
—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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Algebra II

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Reading

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
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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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
World Geography

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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World History I

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students80%
Female students84%
Male students78%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Algebra II

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Biology

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female students89%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students94%
Female students91%
Male students97%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial92%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

English: Reading

All Students95%
Female students94%
Male students97%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

English: Writing

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

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 Students95%
Female students92%
Male students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

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 Students93%
Female students93%
Male students92%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial85%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World History II

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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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Daleville, VA 24083
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