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Highland Springs, VA
Students enrolled: 1,769

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15 S Oak Ave
Highland Springs, VA 23075

(804) 328-4000
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November 11, 2014
Its WAY overcrowded. I could barely get to my 3rd period. Theres always fights and we are always on restricted movement. All the kids are not even worried about education. They just care about popularity. The only good things about that school is the tech centers, sports, and clubs.

- submitted by a community member

October 02, 2014
The students are horrible to each other and the teachers do nothing step in and be adults. No one wants to be the bigger person and people around here are just so mean and close minded.

- submitted by a student

June 11, 2014
Highland Springs is a very good school with teachers who really care about the students. My child was at another school in the county and the teachers there (not all) that taught my son could have cared less about his education. It's every parents job to make sure their child is accountable, but the children are with their teachers more than they're with us. So having teachers that care is a huge help for the working parent. Unfortunately the stereotypes will always be there because of racism. There are many honor students in the school, as well as students striving for greatness. HS has an "old school" feel, where you know they have your child's best interests at heart. The school has the same issues as any other school in this area. Just when it happens at HS it's blown out of proportion and broadcast throughout the media. Hanover County and a number of Western Henrico Schools are look upon as the "best" schools in the area. What most people don't know is they have the largest number of heroin and alcohol problems in the state. The difference is it's not broadcasted in the media like it would be if it were an issue at HS. My son is an multi sport athlete w/ 3.0 GPA.gospring

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
My school is a great school, The only thing that is bad about it is the bullying. I do not like bullies. I feel that the school is not meant for bullying, it is meant for a great education and get the kids where they need to be. I am 16 and I am 10th grade and I experience bullying everywhere and everyday. I really want the school to pay more attention to bullying. I like the teachers, I like the lunch, I like the principal and I love the after school activities and the class field trips. I went on a Art Club field trip to Museum of Fine arts in VA Beach and we went to the Art Institute and I am really thinking about going there. I really like this school. It i s amazing. I just feel they need to pay more attention to Bullying!!!!

- submitted by a student

April 03, 2014
I'm a freshman at HSHS and I don't really like the school. Many fights go on, and we get a lot of restricted movements. I do however like some classes I'm taking. Overall, I don't like it. The other students are very very loud, and it's hard for me to learn. I'm hoping to move into a better school district to get the most out of High School. None of the students here (that I've seen) are inspired to learn, many skip class. Also, the dress code. A lot of students "sag" and wear short shirts and skirts. It's very annoying, but no one seems to care at all. Well I do. I absolutely hate this school.

- submitted by a student

March 26, 2014
My daughter graduated from this school and received a great education. She has since graduated from UVA, and is in her 3 year of law school. A school is only what you make it. I would love to see a new school build for this area. The students deserve it. They are great!

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2013
my school is highland springs high school and i rate it a perfect 10+ my daughter goes there she loves the school and the attention that the teacher give to the student's when it comes down to learning

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May 27, 2013
this skool is terrible i recomened no one attend this skool bullying rate is 100% the principle Dr.boost iz terrrible

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2010
As a student of HS, who gets bused in from the West-End, I have no problem with the school. The sterotypes of Highland Springs really create a negative image, which is portrayed in the media and by students of other schools. I really enjoy playing on the soccer team and it seems the student body meshes together really well. Overall, i love going to Highland Springs and wouldnt change my experiences for anything in the world. Go Springers!

- submitted by a student

February 06, 2010
I work at hshs and I think its a wonderful school. We do the best we can to help the students to succeed in their education. Some teachers go above and beyond the call of duty for the students. Working in the Special Education Dept there are challenges that we face with the students, Unfortunatly we can't protect them from whatever experiences they will indure outside of that bldg and in their environment. While they are in that bldg we will proved them with quality education, respect, honesty, leadership, security. Most of all we provide them with stability and a listening ear. The tech ctr has multiple opportunities for their future. Last but not least the Band and football is the best. I would also like to recognize their exceptional ed basketball team (medford league)they work very hard and do a wonderful job. We also put on the best Talent Show

- submitted by a community member

October 24, 2009
I Personally Love Highland Springs. Im A Senior About To Graduate In June And These Three Years Have Gone By So Quick And Its Like Its Really Crazy At Highland Springs From The Crowded Hallways To The Pep Rally's. I Will Miss Highland Springs When I Graduate. HIGHLAND SPRINGS SPRINGERS!!!!!!

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January 20, 2009
As a senior of Highland Springs High School, I can say that my three years at this school have flown by and I will miss it greatly. The first time I stepped foot on Highland Springs High School Campus was in the third week of August 2005. I was going to band camp to interact with a great mass of people that I didn't even know! Though a newcomer, and not really able to express myself as a rookie, I still felt welcomed into the band program wit open arms. I made new friends that I'm sure will be around for a lifetime, I developed a new outgoing personality, and I have leardned values and morals that only come from being part of a group where you all rely on each other's energy.

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December 02, 2008
this school is terrible and the teachers are okay but the atmosphere is terrible with constant threat and the principle is a pushover

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November 18, 2007
Im a freshman at HSHS and i love it!!! yea itz crowed but wit the renavitons what can u do about it? Im a member of the marching battlion and we are the baddest band in the land! yea it sometimes we get a lil outa controle (the students as a whole) but most of us no how to conduct ourselves. If it wasn't for the band and the football n basketball team i probly wouldnt like HSHS as much but itz still a good skool.

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November 15, 2007
Highland Springs overall is a good school. It has some issues, like all schools do. It is very overcrowded and the renovation that is going on at the school right now is making the situation much worse. I have two children that attend HSHS and neither one of them have had any problems at school. As a resident of Henrico County, it's seem as if the counties priorities lie with their 'West End' residents as far as building new schools and in many other areas. The Center for Engineering at HSHS is an excellent program as well and I feel as if both of my children are receiving a quality education. The school experience is what the student makes of it.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2007
I was a student in the 06-07 class. I loved HSHS, for the most part my teachers were good. The atmosphere is good but a bit overcrowded. As far as safety goes, I never got into any confrontations all four years I was there. The best thing is that we have great sports teams too.

- submitted by a community member

August 02, 2007
Highland Springs HS is indeed one of the best schools in the county and state. Even though we have a lot of bad press every year, HS is not a bad school. Most the time its the press adding on stuff that never even happened. It is a safe school and it is a learning house. Highland Springs has the best activities a student could want and dont forget about our band or football team. If you want to experience HSHS for yourself come visit sometimes, and see for yourself that the bad press just isnt true!

- submitted by a student

June 20, 2007
I am a teacher at HSHS and I love my students and I respect my colleagues. I can promise that every student, faculty member and staff are very safe at HS. Unfortunately, our school has received bad press about incidents that were not at all as they were reported on TV. Our SOL scores, in reading this year 06/07, were 84% passing, writing was 86% and science 89%. Our graduating class this year also received five million dollars worth of scholarship money! We are very proud of our students and I care very much about what my students take with them every day they leave my classroom. The administrators genuinely care and take time to listen to student concerns. These are just a few thoughts I wanted to share. Stop by some time. I know you will be impressed with what you will experience. Go SPRINGERS!

- submitted by a teacher

October 06, 2006
I am a sophmore that attends HSHS. I believe that the school is wonderful. It's the biggest thing that I'll remember from my school years when I get older. And the Marching Battalion is out of sight!!! Way to go Springers

- submitted by a student

April 06, 2006
I am a parent of a senior who is also an honor student at Highland Springs High School and I think it is a wonderful school. My daughter has done extremely well and stayed out of trouble. She was raised to respect herself and others. My daughter knows that, although we expect her to defend herself, starting fights or arguments is totally unacceptable. She has too much going for her. I think the teachers and principal are excellent. Granted there may be some teachers that are not as dedicated, but I have not dealt with any of them. They have always been willing to help me, if I have a concern. I seriously doubt you will find many, if any, public schools without some confusion sometimes and even fights sometimes. I have no doubt the school is working on preventative measures to make the school even safer.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2006
I am a recent graduate of Highland Springs and i loved my school. I just want ot say this school is what I made it. I was very involved with the programs or activities that my school offered. I would agree that it did become overcrowded, but the teachers and administrators did the best they could to keep the students under control. Highladn Springs is not by any means a bad school. I treated the teachers with respect and in return I got the same. Even today, if I need a recommendation I could go and find a former teacher and I wouldn't have to worry about what they would say. I had a parent ask me just last month, did I like my shcool, and I told them I loved it!

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2006
Im a junior at hshs and I im very dissappointed about the quality of my school, The football team is great and im on the soccer team and Im on the wrestling team too. HSHS has got to be the worst school ever and its amazing how anyone would consider it a school, I love HSHS only because I fit in so well but for the studnets that dont, I feel sorry.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2006
I have a freshman at HSHS. The staff manages well overall considering the mass #s. As a parent however, I have concerns. One; the quality of education. I'm not sure that some teachers bring into the class room an atmosphere/attitude that is conducive to quality learning. Some are late, preoccupied, and don't appear to enjoy their work. Secondly, I acknowledge that some students make it difficult for teachers to be effective; as they attend school with displaced attitudes as well. HS will need to develope a serious strategy to deal with this as we look toward the future - discipline is critical. Last is student safety - with the recent news release of the attack - 5 girls against 1, pulling out braids, etc., it is disappointing and scary. I would like to be proud of HS, but I'm sad to say that I'm not. I pray this will soon change.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2006
i am a freshman at highland spring. highland springs is really overcroweded. the teachers act like they cant control the students. the students have more control over the teachers.

- submitted by a student

June 19, 2005
Springers Love Teaching and Learning and We Produce Results!

- submitted by a teacher
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Highland Springs High School
15 S Oak Ave, Highland Springs, VA  23075
(804) 328-4000
Last modified Highland Springs High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Highland Springs High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top