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Ft Defiance High School

Public | 9-12 | 815 students

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Posted April 11, 2008

This is an execelent school to attend. It is by far one of the best schools in Augusta County. The teachers are really good the make sure you learn and the administration are great. Our principle interacts with our students. This is a great school all around and I am proud to be a FDHS student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2006

As a former student of Fort Defiance High School, I must say that this is a wonderful school. The teacher here are wonderful and helping. The principals here are helpful and understanding. They will do whatever it takes to help you pass the classes you need to pass in order to graduate. My younger sister is a sophmore at Fort now and she absolutely loves it there. I truely miss this school.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Algebra II

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Reading

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students71%
Female students74%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Biology

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female students82%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Reading

All Students91%
Female students89%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students95%
Female students94%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female students92%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

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 Students88%
Female students81%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World Geography

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial91%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

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 Students94%
Female students94%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%
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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195 Fort Defiance Rd
Fort Defiance, VA 24437
Phone: (540) 245-5050

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