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Central High School

Public | 8-12 | 282 students

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Posted November 12, 2013

Love it and hope for the best this school year. Go tigers and lets do great things


Posted July 18, 2011

How many parents pay good money for teacher/student ratios like this? School is what you make of it! If you want to succeed, you will. With Internet and all the expanded course availability there is no excuse not to achieve whatever you want! Seek out that which is excellent. My third child is now entering Central.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

I came to this school about 9 years ago from Hanover. I noticed the differences right away in the classroom, the teachers were working on things with the children that I had learned grades ago. I think that alot of the teachers are lazy and can get away with it here. Alot of kids didnt even show up to school or they just walked around school during the day with out attending classes! The overall atmosphere is poor and cold. Very few teachers were willing to help you or spend extra time on anything and some didnt do anything at all. The teachers are about as juvenille as some of the students. When I graduated I knew the exact same amount as what I learned in 9th grade at Atlee!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2008

King and Queen is a great school. The teachers are very nice. I am an active student in Central High and from my point of view we are a pretty good school. We not the best but far from the worst.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2008

This a really great school, parents really dont know the truth really what goes on inside the school because there really isnt much support from parents or the community in any of the sporting events the evolve around the school. If you would ever happen to go to a football game on a Friday night you would see the stands almost completly empty. More support is needed from the community. The adminstration in the school is ok not to the top though, in my opinion like previously stated they are worried too much on behavioral problems than academics, also with the administration there is no support for sporting events. Teachers in this school are very good at what they do the Math department is really strong..
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

I have 2 children in Central High School. I have found the teachers to be adequate in the courses that they teach, but seem to have difficulty inspiring the children to learn. I believe if the school had more support from the community it could very much improve. I feel that there needs to be more interaction among the students, opportunities for them to 'deflate' in the manner of dances, and other social events, and more opportunities for a bigger & better recreational time. More support for the cheerleading, football & other sporting events should always be encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Central High, has the potential of being a good school. But there are some serious problems within the administration. The teachers are also not motivated enough to teach. When you are teaching you need to be passionate about it. Since Ms. Simms has become Principal the order of things has been restored, but I feel that she focuses more on punishments than academic success. Although during her years at central the sol results have increased, but not to where they ought to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 21, 2005

This school has a lot of potential but something isn't right within. There is not trust among students and teachers. I hope that with time this school can change for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

I'm a former central kq high school student, and the problem is several things. The students don't want to try, the teachers are not supported by the administration and are pushed around by the students, and the parents are not involved enough. Most of the students don't believe they can acheieve, and they have low self-esteem, or they are just lazy. The teachers let the troubled students slip through the cracks because they have a quota to meet, and if it's not met, they're fired. That's why i think they should abolish the sol's. Too many students are being left behind. They are being passed and not knowing the information. Administration needs to seek out the problem... Not cover it up. That is not going to make it go away, and if they want king and queen to change, everyone is going to have to change.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2004

This is a great school. My child attended a local school in this surrounding area and didn't do all that well at all. We moved to K&Q and now he attend Central High and is doing very well. He wasn't on grade level coming from a well highly respected school. He started at King and Queen elementary schools with the help of their programs he now reads on grade level and is well above average in math. I myself graduated from a highly respected public schools in north carolina. I must say King and Queen really suprised me! The teacher are excellent and they really work with the student and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school has great potential. Most of the students are great kids, some have problems but not unlike any school in the country. If folks would focus on the positives, of which there are many, and stop zeroing in on the negatives proported by a few, things would improve. Parental involement is the best deterrent to poor schools - there will be a focus on this throughout the community this year to show our kids that they are our future!


Posted August 25, 2003

Parents and a school board that are aware of the needs of education is the key. Students whose parents focus on education do very well. The majority of the parents are generational poverty so they also have a difficult time with education. Teachers who are qualified and with at least 3 years experience need to be hired. So far the school board has only hired new teachers. New and experienced teachers need support from the administration; however they do not get. The administration have failed to realize that 60% - 70% of the students are not on reading or math levels. This area is rural and support from the state department falls short of providing the instructional resources. A positive interaction of the administration with the community is greatly needed. The is a 'rural village' and we need every citizen involved.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2003

This is the poorest school in our district. Need parents that send their kids to other schools to send them here instead. No unity in the county, we are in a catch 22, people dont send their kids here because its a bad school with a bad reputation, and unless more people get involved it will never change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

This is a good school. It depends on your child. If your child doesn't want to learn then he/she will not. The learning alsoo depends on the parental involvement.


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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students53%
Female students55%
Male students52%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

English: Writing

All Students55%
Female students62%
Male students48%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

Math

All Students34%
Female students33%
Male students35%
Black students0%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English34%

Science

All Students60%
Female students59%
Male students62%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • 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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 II

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
78%
English: Reading

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
World History II

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students62%
Female students68%
Male students57%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

Geometry

All Students54%
Female students59%
Male students50%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%
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

Algebra II

All Students76%
Female students79%
Male students71%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Biology

All Students77%
Female students86%
Male students70%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female students57%
Male students74%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Earth Science

All Students81%
Female students72%
Male students87%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students81%
Male students91%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students68%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

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 Students79%
Female students75%
Male students82%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

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 Students65%
Female students72%
Male students61%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

World History II

All Students81%
Female students86%
Male students77%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%
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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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
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Bernard Davis

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
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King And Queen C H, VA 23085
Phone: (804) 785-6102

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