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Galileo Magnet High School

Public | 9-12 | 233 students

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Posted July 18, 2013

Galileo High School I would like to know what school supplies my daughter Lauren will need to begin the school year also date when she begins she has always attended private school and we are looking forward to having her experience the diversity that Galileo will give her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I graduated form Galileo in 2009 and attended it from 9th to 12th grade.I can honestly say that Galileo really prepares for college. I attend colledge now and majoring in criminal justice.I would just like to say thank you to the teeacher for preparing me correctly. They have played a big part in education
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2006

I attended Galileo Magnet High from August 2002 until June 2006. I was there from the start. I attend College now, and everything that I learned at Galileo every ounce of homework that Galileo assigned me helped me get to where I am now. The work load made it easier to adjust to College Life. I am proud to say that I attended Galileo Magnet High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 31, 2005

I am a student attending Galileo and the school is very technologicly advanced and a great oppurtunity for a persons mind to expand. There are many classes that are optional to students here that are not at other schools, yet there is extreme lack in the sports curiculum, which should be looked into. The school is great, but as stated above there should be an expansion on the sports, such as basket ball, foot ball, the only sport avalible to us now is soccer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

Galileo is a wonderful school! Our son has thrived in the environment created by the faculty. In my opinion, it is the best high school in Danville, VA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

The challenging curriculum available encourages students to succeeed. Most classes are either Advanced, AP, or IB. Most of the students at Galileo participate in one or more extracurricular activities, be it soccer, robotics, community service, yearbook, theatre, french club, german club, Beta club, aero club, or the herpetology club. Parents, grandparents, aunt, and uncles all have taken an active role in every aspect of the school since its conception in 2002. It comes highly recommended from all who have attended. It is especially great for students who are unique, and want somewhere they can be themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2004

I am a student at Galileo and I must say, it is an excellent school. The principal and staff do their best to help everyone and the technology is top of the line. Some students are disrespectful and do not care about their classes, but the majority of us do and we want to see the school succeed and be even better once we have graduated and left.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2003

This school provides an excellent environment for the students to work in.


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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Reading

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
n/a
Virginia and United States History

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
World History I

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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World History II

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students97%
Female students100%
Male students92%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female students100%
Male students92%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Biology

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students91%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students96%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Earth Science

All Students84%
Female students77%
Male students100%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Reading

All Students98%
Female students97%
Male students100%
Black students95%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

English: Writing

All Students98%
Female students100%
Male students96%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female students73%
Male students89%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

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 Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World Geography

All Students69%
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 disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

World History I

All Students93%
Female students89%
Male students100%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World History II

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students94%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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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230 S. Ridge St.
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: (434) 773-8186

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