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9-12
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Glen Allen, VA
Students enrolled: 1,744

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4801 Twin Hickory Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059

(804) 364-8000
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November 04, 2014
To have fun at Deep Run you have to be popular, have a lot of friends or be really smart. I have none of the qualities. I love music, and they have a really bad music program. We suck at sports. The only thing that I like is that they have a swim team. There is bullying they don't care. Some of the teachers even laugh when told. The teachers do not teach and are not helpful.

- submitted by a student
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
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
October 04, 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
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
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
February 18, 2013
The daytime custodian supervisor is very disrespectful, he talks down to the children and staff.

- submitted by a community member
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
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
March 28, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
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
September 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
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
August 06, 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
May 05, 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
no rating 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
no rating 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
December 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 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
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
July 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
Deep Run is an exellent athetic and academic school for kids like ours

- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
February 24, 2008
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December 06, 2007
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December 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
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
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
October 25, 2007
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September 18, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 13, 2007
Although this is a good school if your student is gets straight A's and is a sports enthusiast, it is not a good school if your child needs extra help. My child has an IEP and if I did not fight for him every step of the way he would have fallen by the wayside. Good school, but others in the area are just as good.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
Awesome school!! I'm so happy that my kids go there.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
October 28, 2006
I am a junior at Deep Run and have really enjoyed my years there. Everyone wants to excel and achieve their highest goals, and the teachers are there and willing to make that happen. Student input is also very valued in trying to make our school the best it can be. Overall, I would highly recommend this school for those relocating to the area.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2006
Deep Run is a young but outstanding school. Their teachers and staff love being there and love what they do. They have an outstanding technology program and every student gets a dell computer as another tool that teachers use.

- submitted by a former student
July 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2004
My son is a student at Deep Run. The school is new and has the normal growing pains. It was hard for him playing varsity sports as they only next year will have grade 12. The teachers are very much a part of student life and perhaps the school is a little smothering(but in a good way). If you are considering moving to this area you will not go wrong with deep Run or the Short Pump area.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
My daughter has attended this school since it opened. I am extremely satisfied with her experience here. The culture at the school is excellent if your child is an achiever. In other schools it is 'uncool' to be smart. Here, it is 'uncool' to not give it your all. The kids are nice and there is very little 'trouble' here. The majority of the 'trouble' kids get into is maybe putting a screen saver on thier computer! Deep Run sets a great environment to learn and excel.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2004
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Deep Run High School
4801 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, VA  23059
(804) 364-8000
Last modified Deep Run High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deep Run High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top