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Pulaski County Sr. High School

Public | 9-12 | 1410 students

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Posted January 2, 2009

This school has a large variety of classes,meteorology being one,wich alot of high schools dont offer. Great teachers, and office staff, who go the extra mile. Great Art and Fine Arts Department, Theater needs an upgrade and to be bigger but its a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2007

As a parent and alumni, I am quite partial to PCHS. It is a wonderful school filled with many opportunities for youth. The school takes pride in itself, the students, and the community. The extra-curricular programs are wonderful. The music department is excellent, but I must admit that I am not famaliar with the art dept. The Horticulture and Theatre depts are both great. Parents are given ample opportunity for open lines of communication and are welcome to involve themselves as much as possible. It is a wonderful school in a wonderful area.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Reading

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
94%
World History II

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students31%
Female students32%
Male students31%
Black students19%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students32%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English31%

Algebra II

All Students72%
Female students76%
Male students69%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Biology

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students77%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female students80%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Earth Science

All Students74%
Female students72%
Male students76%
Black students29%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

English: Reading

All Students81%
Female students82%
Male students80%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students79%
Male students73%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Geometry

All Students68%
Female students68%
Male students67%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

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 Students87%
Female students86%
Male students88%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

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 Students86%
Female students88%
Male students84%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

World History II

All Students72%
Female students72%
Male students71%
Black students47%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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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5414 Cougar Trail Rd
Dublin, VA 24084
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