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Wilson Memorial High School

Public | 9-12 | 718 students

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Posted April 11, 2012

No doubt Wilson Memorial is the best high school in the county - that's what scares me. The school offers a whopping 3 AP options for juniors and seniors, AP US History, AP English 12, and AP Government. Not only this, but their AP classes are overkill. I used to be in all AP and Pre-AP in middle school, and never have I had to read 37 books for English 11AA- not even AP. You'll get 2-3 hours of AP US History homework piled on top of that. All other classes (regular - only option) are more like elementary - all arts and crafts. The administration strives for us to act like adults, yet we are treated like children. We can't even walk around in the morning - we are forced to cramp ourselves into a hallway until 8:00 - giving us 13 minutes of free time (So much for using the library). People get suspended for bringing cinnamon to school, smooshing a bagel on somebody, etc. The teachers are overly nice, pushovers, but unfortunately do not care about the education we are receiving. Needless to say I'm transferring so I can take all AP again. That is what colleges are looking for anyways.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2010

school has no inschool suspension false alligations bases all diciplenary actions on hear say and in this school all students are liars intil proven other wise. i have had three students in this school one forsed to quite, other students in milliatary was not respected in the school, and third student will be transfered to another school and i will be E-mailing our governer about the issues in the school. also disrespectful to parents and if need to contact my name is greg my nubers are.......Work 942-1195 Home 949-6924
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

New to the area from CA this school year to Wilson High and Wilson Elementary. I have to say I am not at all pleased with Wilson High. The teachers are not very motivating and are so hard to work with. The staff at the school - not so friendly or helpful either. It's as if, everyone for there own. I am really disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

I go to this school and personally i love it. The teachers we have are great and they inspired me to do the best i can do. I am new to the school and now i am geting higher then 3.7 gpa all As on my last report card which made my gpa 4.0 The teachers their are awsome and i say because of them i always try my best to do good in school. - k
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

This school has other students that don't care about learning all they care about is hanging with friends! I was so happy when my parents said that we were moving!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

I had the privilege of serving on a visiting team at WMHS and found the school, students, teachers, and administration to be very professional and dedicated to learning. The dedication to teaching students life skills that will mold them into young adults is commended in a time that rules are often overlooked.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted November 6, 2007

The after school tutoring program is a great way for all of the students to stay and receive extra skills or ask questions. Please continue this program.


Posted October 31, 2007

I believe that Wilson Memorial High School is comparable to all the other local schools in many way. However, in my experience they do have far more strict rules about miscellaneous topics, such as appearance, absences (including excused ones).
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2006

I would have to agree with the May 04 review. I have had 2 children at WMHS and I think the principal of the school is on a power trip. I don't think he takes best interest of the children into consideration. I think he uses the children for his own best interest. The teachers at WMHS are great they really love the children and love teaching and it shows. The sports program leaves much to be desired. There is not alot of parent involvement probably due to the principals dislike of many of the students and parents. He is condescending and arrogant. The administration leaves a whole lot to be desired. Wilson also needs to expand their art and music programs.There has to be a solution to Wilson's problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

We were transferred to NJ in '04 where my son attended school for 3 months before we were transferred again to VA. Although I am overall satisfied with Wilson, it pales in comparison to the NJ school where a larger variety of foreign languages, sports, extracurricular activities were offered. Their attention to new students was phenomenal, meeting with them on a monthly basis to see how they were doing, pairing them with 'established' students. I have been disappointed with the math tutoring at Wilson, where the kids snack, & essentially just do their homework. Also, my son's first introduction to Shakespeare has been rushed. They've watched movies on Romeo & Juliet with no real discussion of the symbolism or language meaning. They also had no review in this class for their SOL exam, unlike every other class. Poor organization & time management by this teacher, obviously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I think that wilson needs to be bigger and there needs to be more after school activities for students to get involed so that they can stay out of trouble and they need to have less rules about the way that the students dress because the way students dress doesnt distract them from learning and paying attention in class it makes them more comfortable with themselves.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 9, 2004

My second and last child will graduate from Wilson this Friday. I feel that they have both received an excellent education, with teachers and administrators that care. They are all accessable and very interested in the well being and future of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Overall, I feel this is a good school; however, I feel that the principal has gotten so caught up in climbing the administrative ladder that he no longer looks out for the student's best interest. He was a much better principal at the elementary level. It appears that he and the school board work hand in hand to protect their image and not support the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Algebra II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Reading

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
World History I

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

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World History II

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students75%
Female students69%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Algebra II

All Students74%
Female students78%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Biology

All Students90%
Female students94%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students91%
Female students87%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

English: Reading

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students94%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female students93%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

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 Students82%
Female students79%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

World Geography

All Students86%
Female students80%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

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 Students89%
Female students85%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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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189 Hornet Rd
Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: (540) 886-4286

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