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Hopewell High School

Public | 9-12 | 1099 students

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Posted March 6, 2014

Horrible. More than half school population gets reduced/free lunch. SOL's are far under the national average. Check the facts and tour the school BEFORE you enroll your children to ANY of Hopewell's schools. Ask questions, talk to residents of the city who's children have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

The school has changed for the better over the last 2 years. Test scores have improved, the graduation rate has improved and there are excellent teachers! I am happy where the school is headed! It is once again considered the hub of the community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

Excellent school! Many extra curricular and sport activities. Love their Robotics program! Like in any school, you get what you put in it! Students who put effort excel, many good teachers and great staff. Recently renovated building. Lots of technology in every classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2013

Not much has changed. The school system does barely anything to stay within regulatory means. Turns a blind eye to bullying, treating it like "Survival of the fittest". Amazes me a town along a river puts forth such low effort and has low value.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2013

My Son has been in HHS going on two years now we are a military family not from here. He is in jrotc the school,teachers have been great to my son and he loves it. We will be moving this summer but I know he will miss this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

I think this is a school that you get what you put in it. There are many great programs, like the robotics program, that is great! Many excellent teachers and a few bad ones too. I am very satisfied with my childs education. He has earned college credits and has a clear picture about his future Thank you Hopewell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I am not pleased with the Hopewell school system. I feel that they focus more on SOL testing than preparing them for higher learning. As a parent that's where the additional involvement comes in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I was more than pleased with my son's education at HHS. He graduated in 2007 and was awarded $45,000 in scholarships. I would like to think that was in part due to the teachers and the administrators. I would also like to think I did my part as being an involved parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2006

All i can say is everything about this school was great. I graduated in 2006, thanks to all my friends, teachers and coaches.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2006

This is an excellent high school with a diverse student body. Hopewell High was just recognized for the second year in a row as one of the few outperforming school districts in Virginia by Standard and Poor's. Read the facts - it is a very effective school. I am proud to teach at HHS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2006

I am a student who will be graduating in two weeks. I am very proud to be a Blue Devil. The teachers here care about us. The administrators are great. They really treat every one of us as an important person. I will be going to college on a scholarship to study engineering. I am very well prepared. I already have 12 college credits and I did not have to pay for them. Send your students to HHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2005

I am a student at Hopewell high School and I might add that I'm not a proud one. I used to go to school in Prince WIlliam County and their school system is far more advanced than this one. In my freshman year, I transferred into a Spanish I and I already knew the things the teacher was teaching. In Prince William County, Biology can be taken as a freshman course, but here it is ONLY for sophomores. It's an ok school socially, but there is drama GALORE! Everyone's always arguing or fighting or something. When they need to be worrying about their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2005

Very good on academic programs and availability of music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities. I heardly ever see much parent involvment though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2005

As a current substitute in this school and several others in the local area I highly recommend that you rethink sending your teenager to this school. Hopewell High is by far the most poorly run High school I have ever worked in. Constant fights, high drug traffic, and horrible administration are the three major defects. Also, there is no motivation coming from the administration for furthering education beyond High School. Do yourself a favor, travel the extra 15 min. and put your teenager in Chesterfield or Prince George County Schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 19, 2004

As a former student of this school, I can give parents some advice-send your kids to private school, or move to Colonial Heights or Prince George. I went to this school for 9th and 10th grade. I endured, among other things: fights in the hallways everyday, smoking in every bathroom to the point where every bathroom in the school was closed except for the ones by the cafeteria that were staffed by a monitor, sub-standard administration, lax discipline, racism directed at both white and black students I transferred to L.C. Bird High School In Chesterfield County before my 11th grade year, and there was a WORLD of difference! Go out to the county. This school system is awful!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

I am a 1984 graduate of Hopewell High School and I currently have two children enrolled in the 9th and 12th grades. The quality of education they are receivng far exceeds the standards of my day. I am convinced that, with the right level of parental involvement, my children are receiving a good education here that will prepare them for the next steps in life.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Algebra II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
English: Reading

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

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Writing

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
88%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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World History I

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
World History II

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students67%
Female students67%
Male students66%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Algebra II

All Students64%
Female students67%
Male students62%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Biology

All Students69%
Female students67%
Male students73%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female students78%
Male students57%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial50%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Earth Science

All Students72%
Female students74%
Male students70%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial64%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

English: Reading

All Students76%
Female students81%
Male students71%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial79%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students81%
Female students89%
Male students75%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial94%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Geometry

All Students61%
Female students64%
Male students57%
Black students52%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

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 Students78%
Female students73%
Male students82%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial86%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

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 Students76%
Female students77%
Male students76%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial92%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

World History II

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students83%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
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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Teacher resources

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Computer specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Rodney L. Berry

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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400 S Mesa Dr
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: (804) 541-6402

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