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Thomas Walker High School

Public | 8-12 | 318 students

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Posted May 29, 2014

I am currently going to Thomas Walker High, 9th grade. The teachers here are okay, but they have favorites are usually treated differently and get different treatment. Besides that you school is okay. It could be better but I feel that that won't happen any time soon.


Posted November 7, 2012

I still love this school. I am a junior this year and I am in so many clubs. I enjoy school everyday because the teachers teach, but they teach in a way that keeps you interested. The school right now has 310 students total serving 8th to 12th grade. I hope I get to graduate hear and when I become a teacher, I want to come back hear and teach the new generation of students.


Posted March 10, 2010

I anm currently attending thomas walker high school. And i feel that this school is very nice both academic and behavior wise. Although this is my first year, I still have alot to learn and I am looking forward to my stay hear.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2008

One of the better high schools in this area. We have a very dedicated Principal at our school who cares about the school and the students.


Posted April 3, 2008

Great Small Town School, well diciplined and focused on academics
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2003

I have attended Thomas Walker for 4 years this being my 4th and last year. I moved from a much larger school in TN and I really have seen a difference in the one on one the teachers have with there children here. We are a smaller school so we don't get much of the money the state gives, but we make do with what we do recieve. Like every school not everything is perfect, but for the most part I have enojoyed my stay at TW.


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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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students66%
Female students67%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

English: Writing

All Students55%
Female students59%
Male students48%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Math

All Students54%
Female students61%
Male students43%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Science

All Students62%
Female students59%
Male students65%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

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 II

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Reading

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
World Geography

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
World History I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History II

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students91%
Female students95%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Geometry

All Students78%
Female students76%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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

Algebra II

All Students79%
Female students100%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Biology

All Students77%
Female students70%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female students90%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Earth Science

All Students80%
Female students76%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students85%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Writing

All Students73%
Female students79%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

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 Students86%
Female students89%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

World Geography

All Students57%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

World History I

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 II

All Students86%
Female students79%
Male studentsn/a
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ron Earley

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Ewing, VA 24248
Phone: (276) 445-4111

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