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Harrisonburg High School

Public | 9-12 | 1325 students

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Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Harrisonburg High School is a wonderful environment for students and teachers. It is incredibly diverse and a caring place for students to be educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Harrisonburg High School offers so many great programs that reach out to the diverse population of the community! Great things are happening here, in academics, athletics, and extra curricular activities! What a great place to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2014

HHS has more AP courses than any other HS in the area. With the new STEM Academy, Visual & Performing Arts Academy, robotics program, journalism, business, etc - there is something for everyone. My kids both had exceptional teachers, guidance counselors, clubs, sports - everything you'd expect from a magnet school. This the best school in the area if you want your kiids to go to a good college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

Did Not get help I needed. Teachers are vague and expect you to know it already. People are rude and always want to fight. Cant concentrate theyre always a conflict going on in the class. Would Not Recommend. I am a straight A student yet there I was failing. Not cool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2013

These two reviews were done by the school I can almost guarantee that. Anyhow this school has to be the worst! I attended there, and the teachers only respect the students who either play sports, have rich parents, or get the highest grades. It's disappointing honestly, I understand that teachers get frustrated with the students, but it was their decision alone to get that degree. Each and ever student should have the right to a fair treatment. Which isn't given there at all.


Posted April 26, 2007

Harrisonburg High School is a fantastic school each student is treated as an individual, there are a wide variety of extracurricular activities, parents and teachers are highly involved and the academics are excellent,too. There is a lot of involvement from JMU which provides additional programs and resources. Furthermore the school has received several awards and the entire Harrisonburg City School system provides a high quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

This is a great school, the students are great, the teachers are great, and the school activities are fun and educational.
—Submitted by a 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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra II

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Reading

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

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
94%
World Geography

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
World History I

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
94%
World History II

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
98%
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 students80%
Male students67%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English75%

Algebra II

All Students72%
Female students70%
Male students73%
Black students55%
Asian students88%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English76%

Biology

All Students69%
Female students70%
Male students66%
Black students53%
Asian students77%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English83%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students85%
Black students61%
Asian students88%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English84%

Earth Science

All Students76%
Female students78%
Male students75%
Black students80%
Asian students93%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English89%

English: Reading

All Students74%
Female students76%
Male students72%
Black students73%
Asian students82%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students79%
Female students82%
Male students77%
Black students78%
Asian students93%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English88%

Geometry

All Students66%
Female students69%
Male students62%
Black students64%
Asian students76%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial70%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students48%
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 Students69%
Female students65%
Male students74%
Black students68%
Asian students79%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English84%

World Geography

All Students63%
Female students55%
Male students73%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English71%

World History I

All Students75%
Female students76%
Male students74%
Black students68%
Asian students86%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English85%

World History II

All Students82%
Female students78%
Male students89%
Black students61%
Asian students100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English86%
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)
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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
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Tracy Shaver

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1001 Garbers Church Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 433-2652

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