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Tunstall High School

Public | 9-12 | 866 students

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Posted December 31, 2011

Students all said "Ma'am" and "Sir"; quiet hallways, polite teachers, friendly office staff--one of the principals was a bit, less than enthusiastic but I suppose I would be too if i were a principal. God bless THS!


Posted March 3, 2011

I moved my small family from Caswell County, NC to the Tunstall High School district because of Tunstall's reputation of being the best school in the area and this is what we found: a principle who never smiles or has a kind word to say except to a very select few of her buddies, you can never get through to anyone on the phone, the couple of very nasty teachers who feel it is more important to be popular than do their job make the school day a very long and sad one for many of the students, virtually no communication from the school to the parents, no uplifting events promoting honor students, very few extra curricular activities (other than sports), very low student moral, last minute notice of parent teacher meetings, I have been disappointed in the staff on many levels and if this is the best the school system has to offer I feel very sorry for the children of the State of Virginia. However, there are a handful of very good teachers at Tunstall who do their job well and professionally with kindness: Ms. Dallas, Mr. Sleeper, Ms. White, & Mr. Myers, that is all, for now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

As a former student, who atended other high schools, Tunstall is the best one by far. The teachers actually care and the administration is very nice. If you are moving Pittsylvania County I would defently trying to find a house in the Tunstall district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2007

As a former student at Tunstall High School I think that the teacher involment is very high. The principal isn't very interactive with the students and should be enforced. There are poor involment with parents and there are a lot of confrontations at tunstall with the staff and parents. There are low displine with certain teachers encountering with 'certain students'. But overall this school isn't half bad as other schools in the county. I would concider my child to go to tunstall high because of their extracurricular activites and keeping my child out of trouble for the time being. I can proudly say that next year I graduate and can move on with my life. But still Tunstall is always going to be Tunstall, just like every other school in the county will be that same way.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 25, 2005

I am a parent who actually moved my children from Henry County School System to the Pittsylvania County School System because of the reputation of Tunstall High School. The commitment to excellence in academics and other activities is a relief to anyone who has a child enrolled there. The only problem that I have is that sometimes the attitudes of the office staff leaves much to be desired. The office secretary is a delight, but others leave you with a less than pleasant feeling. However, overall I love Tunstall High School. My child has grown alot there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2004

As a student that goes to Tunstall High School right now, I can honestly tell you that it's a wonderful school. Our academics, teachers and staff, principals, and students are wonderful. We stay accredited and it's with much help from our principals and teachers. I'll miss going to Tunstall after I graduate this year. It's a wonderful school. Parents are telling other parents to move to a location that their children may be able to go to Tunstall because of our academics and our extracurricular activities. I have learned a lot from Tunstall that I can carry on with me after I graduate.
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Reading

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

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Virginia and United States History

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

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World History I

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
98%
World History II

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students81%
Female students84%
Male students79%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Algebra II

All Students96%
Female students100%
Male students93%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Biology

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students88%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students93%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female students87%
Male students91%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Reading

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students91%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students97%
Male students89%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female students91%
Male students95%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

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 Students92%
Female students93%
Male students91%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

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 Students89%
Female students86%
Male students92%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World History II

All Students96%
Female students94%
Male students99%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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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