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Prince Edward County High School

Public | 9-12 | 697 students

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Posted December 14, 2013

This school is not as bad as everyone is making it out to be. I admit that the administration has changed a lot and some teachers show favoritism, but that is not the majority. Some students are just horrible to the teachers, while I was there one teacher quit because of the students. The teachers try their best. Not all of the students are bullies either. Also students are NOT in fights almost every day, whoever told you that lied. The school isn't ideal, but I always felt safe attending it, and I knew just about everyone in my class and the two classes below mine, so i don't believe there are cliques, and I never experienced discrimination. There are nasty people in every school and you should not take the actions of a few to be the actions of all.


Posted December 12, 2013

This school is horrible. The teachers are bitter, play favorites, can't do their jobs properly, and do nothing about bullying. The students are mean and bully kids if the child isn't to their standards. The administrators don't care, I know from experience since I was supposed to talk to the principal about something going on involving me getting bullied but he was too "busy" to do it and had me to talk to someone else. Don't send your child here, it's awful and it will put your child through a nightmare. They will literally be terrified to come to school every day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2013

My son be a freshman this year and I have to be up at the school several times cause he be bullied. It still be happening and nothing being done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

I just love this school. I have been so happy here and have made the greatest friends. My teachers are really caring and supportive. I love the football team and have great team mates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2012

Thank God we are moving away from Farmville. Please pay for private school. Students are in fights almost every day. They text during class, cuss (and the teachers often do as well), and being here is a constant disappointment. Do NOT send your child to this school. My daughter calls it a buffet full of mediocre food when she describes the curriculum. The teachers can be really nasty as well if you aren't on a favorite. If you are, then you can do nothing wrong. This is not what I want my daughter to learn or experience. What a complete waste of time it has been to send her to PECHS. If I could give a star lower than the one star rating, I definitely would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

I attend this school now and there are tons of diff. social groups others frown upon others and fight and gossip!! even if you arent like that you will get gobbled up in its intense nonsince!! I am in the 8th grade almost 9th.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2010

This school is aweful. There is no communication with parents. Teachers teach by the SOL only. Students are out of control, most teachers don't care, they are just drawing a paycheck, not qualified, I can go on and on. I am currently looking to move my remaining two students out of this poor excuse of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

This school is the worst time spent in my life. The teachers and staff do show favoritism and look downon the other students. The students that attend school are out of control. There are few students that graduate and make it in life. That's not the doings of Prince Edward High School. It's because those students are just naturally smart.


Posted March 17, 2008

I'm a graduate from this so-called school. Most of the staff plays favortism. Students are out of control. Teachers are bitter and don't really know what they are doing. My advice is pay for private school.


Posted February 12, 2008

Being a graduate, I have mixed emotions about the schools. I went on to a very good 4 year college with no problems. However, the leadership of the schools has not been very consistent.


Posted September 20, 2006

I graduated from this school, and it was really a great experience. The teachers were really great and took a personal interest in students. My oldest child just graduated in June 2006 (with a 4.25 GPA), my sixth grader is an honor roll student, and I have one in kindergarten whose sole mission in life is to learn to read. I attribute all of this to the teachers and administrative staff. Job availability in Farmville is awful, but I commute an hour to work each day so that I won't have to change the school that my kids attend! I love Prince Edward!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2006

Horrible. Simply horrible. Everything about this school is out of control, there is no student discipline at all, teachers have zero control, parents are nonexistant unless they want to complain that their kids are being held accountable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

As a graduate of this school, I am far too aware of the many social groups that often discriminate against others. Upon visiting for various activities, I have always felt unwelcome. It is obvious that I amthe true minority!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2004

This High School is a very good high School. There are no cliqies between the kids and everyone knows each other. Also, THis town is in the middle of 2 big cities( an hour from each, so there are things to do for the kids. I love this school
—Submitted by a student


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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.
  • 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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Algebra II

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
Earth Science

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
English: Reading

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Writing

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
92%
World Geography

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

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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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World History I

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
World History II

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students67%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Algebra II

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students91%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Biology

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students75%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female students85%
Male students91%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female students82%
Male students84%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students87%
Male students78%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Geometry

All Students63%
Female students69%
Male students57%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

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 Students76%
Female students72%
Male students81%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

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 students85%
Male students88%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

World History II

All Students80%
Female students72%
Male students86%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%
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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Farmville, VA 23901
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