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King William High School

Public | 9-12 | 638 students

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted July 31, 2014

King William High School is an excellent school with extremely dedicated teachers. My son, a sophomore last year, is very bright but equally lazy and so he seldom ever did homework. Fortunately, he scored high on all tests, due to outstanding teaching. And, when he did fall way behind, the teachers did not falter to get him caught up. In the past, we have paid up to $40,000.00 per year to ensure him an excellent education, but do not feel the need to do so, since moving into this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2013

KWHS is a pretty good school. I am a rising senior, and I have rather enjoyed my past three years attending this school. The teachers are great, the sports are very successful, and the administration is very good. The students strive to learn, and everybody is nice to each other. My favorite thing about the students is that there are no "cliques" so everyone can be friends with each other. The community is very involved with school events, especially sports. I'd have to say, this is a pretty good school for how small it is, and compared to the other schools around us, we're amazing. I'm proud to say that I am a Cavalier.


Posted June 14, 2013

NO AUDITORIUM IN THIS SCHOOL! Above average teachers and students. However, there are problems with communication on discipline across the board. Cell phones are a big issue... administration and school board didn't want to really touch the issue so teachers had to do all the work and dealt with it as best they could. Great community and supportive and caring parents who care about what their students are doing. Administration seems to care and fund sports more than the arts... but then again, is that really anything new here in Virginia?


Posted December 12, 2009

i really love this school! im a freshman this year and was really nervous about coming because i was new into the school and i was scared that all the older people would pick on the freshman but come to find out that i am actually friends with alot of them now! its a great school with a good friendly atmosphere and i would really recommend sending your teen there! thank you
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2008

I agree with the previous comment. Discipline examples: a fairly good student with no problems received one day suspension for wearing headphones around his neck, where as a student walked out of my class and received only a detention.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 28, 2007

I have struggled with the communication level at this school between administration and parent as well as administration with faculty. You have to be pro-active, be involved, and stay on top of your student because there is not the level of commitment you might expect from the administration to promote each student as an individual. They do keep a clean and reasonably safe environment to learn in, but do not apply discipline consistently.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Algebra II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Reading

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
98%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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World History I

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
World History II

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students58%
Female students61%
Male students55%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Algebra II

All Students63%
Female students69%
Male students55%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Biology

All Students90%
Female students88%
Male students92%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female students77%
Male students85%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Earth Science

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Reading

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students92%
Black students92%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students84%
Female students93%
Male students73%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female students83%
Male students79%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

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 Students91%
Female students96%
Male students84%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

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 Students83%
Female students86%
Male students80%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

World History II

All Students79%
Female students75%
Male students82%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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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80 Cavalier Drive
King William, VA 23086
Phone: (804) 769-2708

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