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Heritage High School

Public | 9-12 | 1121 students

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Posted July 13, 2011

My children transferred to Heritage from one of the local Christian schools. The class sizes are the same but I feel the attention the teachers give them is greater at HHS. The teachers really do invest in their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

Disappointing! I'm a transfer student. Teachers are not up to par. The school needs more passion and character.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2006

Heritage high school is the best school there is. The teachers there make sure there students are harworking and do the very best they can. they want there students to get into a good university.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2005

I am a current senior, and from what I have observed, Heritage is an okay school. While this might not be the best school in the area, nor in the state, it is still a good place to send you child. I believe this to be true because Heritage represents the real world, there are diverse people from diverse backgrounds who all want something different from high school. Some want to go to college, while others want to directly enter the workforce. Your child just has to know who he is and what he wants out of his high school years. If a person is successful here, then he is already prepared for life after graduation.
—Submitted by a student


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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
73%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
English: Reading

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
87%
World History II

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students36%
Female students34%
Male students38%
Black students28%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English36%

Algebra II

All Students45%
Female students44%
Male students46%
Black students32%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Biology

All Students69%
Female students67%
Male students70%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial50%
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female students63%
Male students68%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Earth Science

All Students48%
Female students42%
Male students54%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

English: Reading

All Students82%
Female students81%
Male students82%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

English: Writing

All Students82%
Female students85%
Male students80%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Geometry

All Students49%
Female students53%
Male students44%
Black students33%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial43%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

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 Students73%
Female students69%
Male students77%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

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 Students71%
Female students66%
Male students76%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

World History II

All Students67%
Female students57%
Male students82%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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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Lynchburg, VA 24502
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