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Gate City High School

Public | 10-12 | 530 students

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Posted April 20, 2009

There isn't a school in this entire area (and that includes northeast Tennessee) that I would rather send my son to. GCHS is small enough to give personalized attention to parents and students. The staff is available to meet with any parent for consulation, and, believe it or not, their focus isn't just 'sports'. Although, a child learns many of life's lessons while participating in team activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

Well, I have to say that I love this school and I love Mr. Fleming and Mr. Lake! They are the best teachers I have ever had and they make it feel like a family more than just a class. I This is Ashley Miller and I am a band geek and I am so proud of it!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2008

Gate City is too much into sports. They hardly care about any other organization such as One Act Play, Forensics, Band and Chorus. They aren't given much recognition at all. Junior Civitan is long oldest club at Gate City and they dont get any recognition at all. If Gate City would get there minds off sports for two seconds it might actually be a good school. Students that don't play sports should get some recognition as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

This is a great school, from the teachers, to the student body classes are so hands on and a fun learning safe enviroment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2004

This is the best school in the state. It has the best teachers (Dave Mason is #1) and the best football team in the state and we have the trophy to prove it. GCHS rocks!
—Submitted by a 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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Earth Science

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

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English: Reading

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
World Geography

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
World History I

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

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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 Students56%
Female studentsn/a
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Algebra II

All Students58%
Female students57%
Male students60%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Biology

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female students94%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Earth Science

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

English: Reading

All Students90%
Female students87%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Geometry

All Students84%
Female students79%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
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 Students88%
Female students82%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World Geography

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

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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Nurse(s)
Assistant principal(s)
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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
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. William Gregory Ervin

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
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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178 Harry Fry Dr.
Gate City, VA 24251
Phone: (276) 386-7522

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