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Deep Run High School

Public | 9-12 | 1744 students

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Posted April 10, 2014

Deep Run High School has the most dedicated teachers I have ever met. They consistently go above and beyond in assisting their students. The classes are very challenging and prepare the students well for college. My child is very quiet and has found some good friends. Students are very spirited and the sports teams are great. Their are numerous clubs and organizations for students to become involved in as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

The school is great for AP classes. The teachers actually teach, and like to engage their students in hands on lessons and make learning fun; but, if you're going to take college prep classes, brace yourself for classmates who don't care about anything that is being said to them. They will make the classroom a disruptive and disorderly place. The teachers are interrupted constantly, and the students who actually like to learn aren't being taught. This really bothers me because we are the next generation, and this is our chance to prepare for the future, and these students do nothing except mess around and get in the way of that. Another thing- I've been to three different high schools in my entire high school career, and this one by far, has the most amount of cliques I have ever encountered. I've been to an all girl boarding school, an all girl Catholic private school, and Deep Run and the kids here are incredibly disrespectful. I guess it's because majority of them come from money, are extremely entitled. I've found it very hard to find down to earth students here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2013

I am currently attending Deep Run, and I have to say that the teachers here don't have a passion to teach anymore. They just give us worksheets and hope for the best. This school is very separate socially. The teachers try hard to seem cool to the loud mouthed disruptive students but is losing respect from the nonpopular minority. If the school got teachers that actually got degrees in their subject they teach maybe I would learn more. I don't get bullied, and I don't see much bullying. The groups in this school are very separate but they all are very strong and will stand up for eachother. In a summary, I dislike the teachers, dislike that our school is deemed as the "rich" school, I hate the laptops because they are only a distraction to class, but I love my friend group, I love the schools passion (even though we suck at every sport except tennis),and I love marathon dance. My english teacher is amazing though because she actually challenges her students to do well, which I've never actually experienced. Shes an awesome teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2013

I graduated from Deep Run in '13. I disliked it very much. From an educational standpoint DRHS is an Above Average high school if you are a "normal" student, but as a student with disabilities I believe the education I receive was watered down just because I had an IEP, instead of taught in new and different ways I was stuck in a classroom with disruptive students who could care less about their education. They taught us all year so that we could pass a test at the end of the course and that was all they cared about. From a social standpoint I was tortured almost everyday with some form of bulling. Because I did not look the right way or have the right clothes I was immediately an outcast and stayed that way for 4 years. None of the Bulling that was reported resulted in any disciplinary action, DRHS likes to sweep incidents under the rug and pretend it never happened, instead of dealing with them. Bulling is a huge problem at DRHS, during my four year I had "holy water" thrown at me in the halls, asked to prom as a joke, and they joked about my weight and medical problems all the time. DR is not a bad school, but if you are "different" it can be a very hard place to attend school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2013

I love Deep Run, it is very good. The Sports teams are good, the Teachers are very good as well. Compared to JR Tucker, it is very Preppy, so if you are new, it might be awkward for you as most of the kids here like me have money but just get in with your group & you'll love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2013

The daytime custodian supervisor is very disrespectful, he talks down to the children and staff.


Posted January 20, 2012

My son is currently a junior and he says his experiences have been great. Great teacher, staffs, friends, clubs, pretty much everything there is satisfying to him. But next year, my daughter who's a very timid girl, is going to be a freshman. All of her friends are going to Glen Allen HS and I'm afraid she won't fit in well. She's very smart, a little quiet, but she's very talkative once you get to know her. She's very afraid of those 'popular' girls and 'perverted' guys in school so she's a little nervous. If you have a son or daughter who's currently attending there, please tell me if the girls and guys there are nice. Is it easy to make friends? I've heard many great reviews about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2011

Deep Run offers an education in which "no one can fail." Its statistics are inflated as it offers a no-fail policy in which a student can retake an assignment if they fail it. If all is considered in a school rating is grades, then Deep Run is the school for you. High school is meant to be a place where a student can grow and learn to live in the real world. But a school extreme lack of diversity as over 85% of the school is white and no one can fail does not strike me as getting ready for the real world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2010

I have seen unrealistically positive review upon positive review from all of the students thus far. Maybe it has changed since I was there (class of '06), but I think most of these students must have been popular kids. Honestly, for an average student like myself, Deep Run was pretty depressing. It took me almost three years to make any decent friends because most of the other students were preps and had nothing in common with an average kid like me. Also, they were all super-students who seemed to make straight A's without much of a problem. Good from an academic standpoint, terrible from a social and psychological standpoint for those of us without mind-numbing skills in mathematics. The extracurricular activities are great from what I saw, and most of the teachers were fantastic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2009

I just graduated from Deep Run and I will say that it is an amazing experience. The faculty and staff are exceptional; I couldnt have asked for a better group of people to prepare me for college. Although the school is very competitive, for a public school, it keeps everyone on their toes and interested in learning. The sporting events are a blast and sharing it with such a spirited class (2009!!) made my high school experience unforgettable. To anyone who is debating on sending their child here I highly encourage it. You cant go wrong with a school that gets their students ready for college and that always has a warming social environment. I will always be proud to say that I was a WILDCAT!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2009

I just graduated from Deep Run class of '09. The school is great, the teachers really care about the kids, but there are some teachers who have favorites and show it. The sports teams are some of the best in the state and there are plenty of clubs to join. To the comment below me, whoever you are I want to know how the class of '09 brought the school down when we were the most spirited, and had plenty of great contributions to add to the school. Your just mad because when yall were seniors we had the most attention. so grow up, and deep run was a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

I graduated class of '08 and currently attend Virginia Tech. Deep Run was an awesome experience. The only thing that brought it down was the '09 class, if it weren't for them I would love this school. All I can say is deep run was a great school in the past. Great prep for college except for the social cliques.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2009

I graduated from Deep Run last year, and it was the best High School, and most beautiful one at that. The teachers are amazing, except for a select few, and the sports teams are amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

I'm a sophomore at Deep Run and I love it! In regard to the post below me, I completely disagree. Deep Run is actually quite diverse, having the largest percentage of Asian students in Central Virginia. School spirit is great, teachers really care, and the opportunities are endless.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2008

I am a senior and I have found this to be an amazing school with excellent academics, extracurriculars, and school spirit. However, I have found it to be a little overtly white, especially compared to our neighboring schools. I wish there was more diversity in culture and ethics to enrich our facility.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

I love my school! i am currently a junior and deep run high school and have loved it all my years here. Our school has so much to offer such as clubs, sports, extra help... Our school is great for new students and transfers.(Not so great for the freshmen, jk) as always go wildcats!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

Deep Run is an exellent athetic and academic school for kids like ours
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I am currently a sophmore at Deep Run. I have always had an IEP and I find this school to be very tentitive to our needs. We (along with any other students) get extra help with anything needed. I have always had the opportunity to attend the great private schools in the area and have never really considered it. Deep Run does have a very large amount of students, but i could not imagine it any other way. There is something here for everyone; clubs, sports, band....etc. The teachers here are great as well, always willing to help and have your education in mind. To top it all off our principal, Dr. Spence, is amazing. He has great relationships with all the students and I have not met a person in the school who does not think that he is the best principal ever (very modern and upbeat).
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

Overall, this is an excellent school. The teachers are engaged and committed. The principal is genuinely passionate about creating a positive environment for learning and growing. There's a strong emphasis on getting involved in clubs & activities, and the kids seem to respond to this. We've been very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

Great school. Lots of chances for success with extra help available. Lots of reactive seminars in reference to community issues.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra II

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Earth Science

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Reading

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
World Geography

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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World History I

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students82%
Female students88%
Male students78%
Black students53%
Asian students100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Algebra II

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students85%
Black students77%
Asian students86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial90%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Biology

All Students100%
Female students99%
Male students100%
Black students96%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities96%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female students99%
Male students98%
Black students100%
Asian students97%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Earth Science

All Students97%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

English: Reading

All Students98%
Female students98%
Male students97%
Black students87%
Asian students98%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

English: Writing

All Students97%
Female students99%
Male students96%
Black students100%
Asian students90%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female students96%
Male students90%
Black students83%
Asian students100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English93%

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 Students98%
Female students96%
Male students99%
Black students92%
Asian students96%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities95%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

World Geography

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 I

All Students93%
Female students90%
Male students95%
Black students100%
Asian students96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English93%

World History II

All Students99%
Female students98%
Male students100%
Black students89%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%
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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Glen Allen, VA 23059
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