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Stafford Sr. High School

Public | 9-12 | 1940 students

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Posted June 22, 2014

The inefficiency of this school and its staff is mind boggling. They really come across as they are just there to collect a pay check. I don't understand how you can get a note sent home, an email and an automated phone call for parents who's children are involved in athletics and each form of contact states DIFFERENT times, dates, and fees. How can they have such miscommunication in their ranks?


Posted April 15, 2014

The principal has zero communication with the students. I have never seen such low student moral at a school. Students do not feel that their voices are heard by the administration. Student leaders have tried to improve moral among the student body by suggesting activities that will get students involved and raise their spirits but are quickly shut down by the principal. I have attended a few functions at the school to show my support for the students. Unfortunately I did not see the principal or assistant principals. Pretty sure if I noticed then the students are also noticing the lack of support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

This school has mediocre teachers and their standards for education are unfathomably low. My son had honor roll at his last school and is now an average student at best. Do not enroll here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

Worst School Ever!!!! The guidance and administration do horrible jobs at listening to the student and do not care if you have any type of concerns about a teacher. This school is most definitely discriminates against students of other cultures.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2011

I love this school! My teen loves this place...He is involved in a great sports program, and he is no longer bullied as he was in Spotsy. My daughter also goes there, and she is impressed with the choir and the amazing teachers and principal...she says they always try to help with anything they can, and they have nice kids as a result. I recommend this school highly to anyone looking for a great high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

The best Principal in the system who motivates the Staff to do their best and this is reflected in the students increased performance.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 6, 2005

I have three children in Stafford High School. The school system is strained, but I believe the school makes the best with what they have. It is your typical public school system these days ... strained and under-funded. My children have done well and are looking forward to and planning for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

I attended this school for two years, which were my junior and senior year. I enjoyed being a student at Stafford high school. I learned a lot and the teachers were amazing. I ended up graduating with a 4.0 GPA.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2004

I spent my first two years of high school here before the re-districting that came with colonial forge and my subsequent transfer. I went on my only high school field trips at south stafford, one was on a fishing boat in the chesapeake (catching specimens for marine biology), the other was a day trip to the metropolitan museum of art and the moma (join the nahs!). The art trip is what inspired me to earn a degree in art; i have one semester left for my bfa in art education. I had some very average teachers and i had some teachers who were so good, i didn't realize how much i was learning until i was gone. My freshman year in honor's english was amazing as well, due to my teacher s spunk and emphasis on organization.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Reading

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
World History I

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
98%
World History II

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

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

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 Students73%
Female students78%
Male students69%
Black students67%
Asian students64%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial76%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English73%

Algebra II

All Students86%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students80%
Asian students100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial75%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Biology

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students89%
Black students79%
Asian students84%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial94%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English88%

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female students92%
Male students93%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial87%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students71%
Asian students75%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial91%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English87%

English: Reading

All Students92%
Female students95%
Male students90%
Black students79%
Asian students88%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial95%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students95%
Male students87%
Black students81%
Asian students93%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial96%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Geometry

All Students75%
Female students74%
Male students77%
Black students68%
Asian students73%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial79%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English76%

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 students86%
Male students91%
Black students82%
Asian students85%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial91%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English90%

World Geography

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World History I

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students88%
Black students74%
Asian students88%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial91%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students73%
Proficient in English89%

World History II

All Students90%
Female students90%
Male students91%
Black students83%
Asian students100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial89%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Joseph R. Lewis

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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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
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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  • Join PTO/PTA
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33 Stafford Indian Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone: (540) 371-7200

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