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King George High School

Public | 9-12 | 1282 students

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Posted June 6, 2014

The school has come far in the last 6 years. I'm a teacher at the school and the former reviews are irrelevant at this point. The school building is new, the stadium is new, the kids are enthusiastic about their school, and their test grades are high. For a school of only about 1,300 these students have dominated in sports. Our academic offerings in regard to AP and dual enrollment is better than the area school. I live in King George and would be happy to have my children go to the high school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 31, 2013

Actually the complaints about the grading system were entirely correct. KGHS was on the 7 point system through the 2008/2009 academic year. They went on the 10 point scale in 2010 due to an enormous push from parents and (some) faculty due to the inequity of the 7 point scale against other schools with regard to college admissions.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 30, 2009

All complaints about the grading system are incorrect, 10 point scale. KGHS is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2008

The problem at King George High school is inconsistant application of rules. The administration is slow to respond on issues. The teachers are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

The biggest thing for me right now is how our kids are graded. KGHS is on the 7 point scale and it is hurting our students College admission. GPA is lower due to this scale - most other schools use a 10 point scale and the kids score statistically .25-.3 higher on GPA. Colleges use GPA for scholarships, Honors, Admission. Just a .1 diffenence can mean not getting in your school of choice. KGHS needs to get with the program and grade like other schools so we have an equal chance at post secondary academics. And they shoud do it immediately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

The so-called 'block' system used at KGHS schedules only four classes per semester. This is one or two classes too few, leading to situations where core academic classes (math, science, english language) might not be taken every semester, and where art activities must be moved to outside school hours. This 4 class plan makes class periods about 90 minutes long, which is too long for bottom and brain, unless the teacher is creative enought to break up the time. I've found the faculty and administration to be responsive and cooperative, though I sometimes disagree with their decisions. The music program is poorly funded. That the various bands and directors represent the colors of the school in public forums, with great talent and effort, with almost no funding from public dollars, should be an embarrasment to the county supervisors and school board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

Overcrowding is a problem. Some teachers don't even have their own classroom. In some cases teachers are reduced to babysitting because of one or two students acting up in the classroom. If you are planning to move into or out of the county with a high school student don't do it during the school year it will make a mess of their classes. King George runs on a block system, 4 one semster and 4 the next. Which means that you are cramming year long classes into about 3 months and could mean going a year between math classes. I have been concerned for my child's safety. The school does have some really great teachers that have been very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

I'm sorry to disagree with the other reviews, however my nephew has been attending this school for one whole year now!...and he is absolutley doing wonderful!...He transfered down from MD schools, and has really done awesome at this school...yes it is packed!.however their NEW HIGH SCHOOL should be open the end of 2008, so everyone is looking forward to this....King george is a small town, so yea, the bus system has to do what they have to do...all in all, its a great school...and I believe they should get a higher rating....


Posted February 5, 2008

Administration does not respond or is slow (days) to respond to queries. School is absurdly overcrowded. 14 trailers. There are almost as many students in trailers as there are in classrooms. School bus system is a joke. Some kids are picked up at 6 AM to be at school at 7:30. The same buses are used for 2 and sometimes 3 runs a day. Instead of having K5 through 12th on the same bus to save bus expenses, time and labor there has to be a separate bus for each school (ES, Middle, HS). Some ES kids get out of school at 3:20 and get home at 5:20.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

Mostly dedicated teachers, but *ugh!* the administration. Ineffectual.
—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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Algebra II

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Reading

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
World History I

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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World History II

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students57%
Female students69%
Male students45%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial29%
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Algebra II

All Students74%
Female students75%
Male students72%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial91%
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Biology

All Students80%
Female students80%
Male students81%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial81%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female students85%
Male students93%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students88%
Female students90%
Male students87%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial84%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Reading

All Students93%
Female students95%
Male students91%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial83%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students93%
Male students85%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial85%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Geometry

All Students68%
Female students72%
Male students65%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial53%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities74%
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 Students89%
Female students88%
Male students89%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

World Geography

All Students82%
Female students72%
Male students91%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

World History I

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 II

All Students86%
Female students84%
Male students87%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial85%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities90%
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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10100 Foxes Way
King George, VA 22485
Phone: (540) 775-3535

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