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Floyd County High School

Public | 8-12 | 794 students

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Posted September 23, 2013

This is an outstanding school system. For a small rural school division they provide an exceptional academic program. This is one of the few schools in this region that has been fully accredited over the past 12 years. It provides a remarkable number of extracurricular activities, there is a very diverse student population, and a faculty and staff that is caring, professional and dedicated to the students and the community. The learning environment is productive and safe for our students. I have seen and been associated with a lot of school systems during my life, Floyd County is one of the best and safest communities to raise and educate your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2012

Terrible School. Typical small town ignorance without any of the warmth. The superintendant is an embarrasment and the faculty can help but fail as they work under an uninformed, misguided advisor. I urge any parents to send their children anywhere but here. If you value your child's understanding of the world, let them thrive in an environment that is not full of rubbish. I wish I could give this place zero stars.


Posted October 2, 2009

We have the best Principal in Floyd County High School... Mr Hollandsworth takes so much interest in the kids and the kids love him.. A great school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

i attended high school, here. I believe that the teachers, administration, and staff are all very supportive of everything that e did in the time that i was there. They are all very nice, and would do almost anythign for their students. The all prepared us very well for our futures. The school as a whole are all very supportive of each other as well. i believe that i made friends not only with my fellow peers but also with many of the faculty and still talk to them everyday. Class of 2008.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

This school is the best it's academically awesome and they have great clubs, teachers, (football, softball, soccer, tennis, baseball, wrestling and cheerleading) teams. and so many other things that are just great. The Buffaloes rock the house.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2007

fchs is the best school that iv ever ben to they helped me get in the army and the techers are great without there support id be a worst person than I am now. because of them iv got a future the academics are great and by the way the (good old boy)way of thinking also applies to girls .I am deployed to Iraq at the moment but if anyone has questions about fchs then u can email me at jeremiah.fowler@us.army.mil
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 3, 2005

The availability of extracurricular activities, and the support of these programs by school administration as well as students is outstanding. This includes sports programs as well as educational programs. The variety of opportunies is astonishing for such a rural school. The academic curriculum is superb for this area. I would like to see the teachers recieve more credit for their efforts and perserverance. My daughter scored a perfect 600 on her English SOL's while attending Floyd High School. How many schools, English teachers, and parents can brag of such an accomplishment? The school atmosphere may be intimidating to outsiders at first, because this is a rural community with strong ties to family. We moved to Virginia several years ago from Florida, and my children have made life long friends from within the Floyd County school system. I would not have chosen to educate my children in any other environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

The teachers at Floyd County High are awesome and the Principal's are the best! I do not care what all you stupid people have to say about FCHS! The Sports are great and the coachs really care about there players! I would never go to a different High School and I would not send my children to a different high school! I love it at FCHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2005

As a former student of Floyd High School, I was not born and bred in Floyd COunty. I moved there from Virginia Beach, VA. My sister and brother attended school in Floyd as well as my niece until recently. I felt out of place and totally isolated for the first few weeks at the school because I was considered an 'outsider' but if you make the effort the students can be wonderful friends. I have a few that I still communicate with and remain good friends with. I did move back to Virginia Beach after college and eventually to North Carolina but my family still lives in Floyd and I thought the school was pretty good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 14, 2003

The administration at this school is pathetic. Discipline is a joke. The favoritism at this school is blatant. The school operates on the 'good old boy network' meaning if your family is born and bred in Floyd, you will have no problems at the school. I am very disappointed with the school system and hope to remove my child asap.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students74%
Female students79%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students79%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students55%
Female students58%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students77%
Female students75%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
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) 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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
Earth Science

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Reading

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
World Geography

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
World History I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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World History II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students59%
Female students54%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female students73%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students89%
Female students92%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Biology

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female students86%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Reading

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

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 Students89%
Female students85%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World Geography

All Students89%
Female students86%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

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 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
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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721 Baker St. SW
Floyd, VA 24091
Phone: (540) 745-9450

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