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Osbourn Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 2786 students

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Posted September 27, 2013

very cool and great to go to.teachers are where they are supposed to be in helping students
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2013

Osbourn Park High School is large but effective. This school has something for everyone. Each student can find a pathway to succeed. We also believe in the leadership at OPHS; Principal Beech is fair, just and compassionate. I have 1 son that graduated 2013 and 1 son on his way in and we are looking forward to the excitement that awaits him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

When it comes to the principal of OP and administration at PWCS forget it. The Superintendant will NOT deal with ANY student issue he will send you to the Associate Superintendant of High Schools who will not do a thing for you or your student. If it is wrong... too bad, we made a mistake regarding your kid...oh well, they didn't follow policy.....the policy was a mistake. He has an answer for everything but nothing to help your student. I think they must practice their speeches together. Power play on all their parts because they can but they do NOTHING for the students. Love it when the Principal knows he is in the wrong and basically tell you he calls the shots!! The Associate Superintendent of High Schools says "you can talk to whoever you want, its a free country" but will not help a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

As a parent of two kids at O.P., I am happy with the school MOST of the time. Someone else mentioned the bad kids get away with things and I have to agree to some extent. Though both of my teenagers, when in trouble, definitely had consequences. They also both have stories of other kids that just don't get in trouble. Overall I feel the teachers are sincere and try very hard to help the troubled kids as well as the average or above average student. I have been very impressed by the teachers in fact because of how hard they try. The school is doing something right, test scores beat the average in VA consistently. They have been nationally awarded too! In Prince William County, this is some of the best schooling a kid can get if you ask me. Coming from Fairfax, we researched alot and narrowed it down to Osbourn Park, nothing else. My kids struggle at school, they are not perfect, but this school is doing everything in their power to help my kids succeed and for that I am thankful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

OP has one of the finest teaching staff and administrative team in Northern Virginia. As a parent of 3 daughters, we did considerable research before moving to Prince William County from Fairfax County -primarily because of our concerns over schools. We could not be happier with our decision! Our oldest daughter is beginning her Senior Year 2012-2013 at VT on the Dean's List. Our middle daughter has just been accepted at JMU and our youngest just completed her Freshman Year at OP. The students are well prepared to succeed in college and learned many valuable life lessons while in high school. They had opportunities to travel, play sports, volunteer, join clubs...good balance of school and social life for teens without the overwhelming pressure of some of the other top Virginia schools. This is a NATIONAL Award Winning school - parents should be very proud of their students and school. Fantastic inspiring teachers and administrative staff. Go Jackets!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

Osbourn Park has a great team of teachers who will go to all costs to help a student. However, the administration has absolutely no regard for county policy, and simply do not care. Ever heard of the Code of Virginia or Code of Behavior??? They befriend troubled students and constantly leave them off the hook for all offenses. The result of this practice is that teachers and bus drivers have to deal with these kids with absolutly no support or backup from the admin. Kids are constantly distracted due to teachers having to due the job of the administration. I put my sympathy with the teachers and commend them for taking on this poorly managed school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

I am very happy for the quality of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

I am currently attending Osbourn Park high School and do not think its the best. The teachers do not care what happens to many students and the administration does not even think to care about what students do during school whether its good or bad. I think they should worry about whats happening inside the schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

Osbourn Park High School is a wonderful school. The principal is a wonderful leader and classroom teacher. We had one daughter who graduated two years ago and our youngest is a sophomore this year. Teachers have been terrific and respond to our emails through the Edulink system for adults. This school has a wonderful active sports community the halls bustle with activity every afternoon. I have found if you keep your kids involved, check on their grades and stay involved in their lives and invite their friends home you end up with a wonderful well rounded happy student. Osbourn Park High School has been a wonderful for the past six years. OP Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

Osbourn Park is really the best school that I know of. The teachers are staff is magnificent and the students love how the school offers them a higher level of independence than they got in middle school. The kids always rally around each other for support and help whenever anyone needs it. Honestly, in the movies you see the stories of kids being bullied and pushed around or of freshman 'hazing', but at OP the students are much more mature than that. While OP, like any other school, has its problems it has been named a Prince William County school of excellence 5 years in a row. Also, the school is getting a facelift. We are getting brand new equiptment (desks, books, computers) along with a much needed romodeling of all 3 floors. So, for those who dislike OP, they are wasting what could be the best years of their lives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2005

Osbourn Park High School is a diamond in the rough. If parents keep a positive mental attitude and create a home environment around their kids to allow them to excel, their success at OPHS will me limitless. Our daughter just graduated and had a great four years. The quality academic and athletic programs at OPHS allow kids to excel to any level they desire. If parents want their kids to excel at OP they need to set the example in the home. All paths from the most positive to the lowest negative exist to some degree at every school. It's the choices and decisions the kids make that determine their success. Yes we were there for our daughter and supported her the best we could in both her academics and athletics. We met some really wonderful kids, parents, teachers, coaches and administrators at OPHS. Thanks OPHS you are the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

Although it may sound that Osbourne Park is a really good school its not. We just recently moved to Virginia and we found this school having expectations for it me and my brother were hoping for better a better education but were we wrong. the hallways are over crowded, the techers barely get through teaching due to the distruption in class and never take disiplinary action.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2005

This School has great teachers, but the problem is that the discipline stratagies is not doing oh so well. There are so many after school activities. Most of all it is really hard to get through the halls due to over crowding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2004

This school is really one of the good schools in the 'Prince William County' and the teachers are really showing and putting up their effort on the students and students also produce their result in the form of their studies and good grades. And my one daughter already goes to this school as a sophmore and my other daughter will also go to this same school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

I do not like this school, the teachers do not really care about the students, and when you try to contacrt them they never contact you back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

Great school and the best high school in Prince William county due to parent, teacher involvement and a great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Overall this is one one the finest school in the county for several reasons, first, the students really do want to excell here, second the teachers do set expectations high and the students relish the challenge, third after school programs are not just fun and games but serious activities in which the students will carry on to college. Safety at this school as well as all the others in Prince William County is very good simply because the Sheriff's office and PWC Police considers these kids just as their own. Last but not least My first son graduated and went to Liberty University with no problems in transition and my second son who is in 11th grade is on the way in getting full scholarship through ROTC at Liberty, so credit is due to the staff of Osbourn High.
—Submitted by a parent


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  • 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.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra II

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

610 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

736 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Reading

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

739 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

742 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

684 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

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n/a
Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

721 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
World History I

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

711 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
World History II

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

587 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students71%
Female students75%
Male students68%
Black students67%
Asian students83%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial84%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students59%
Proficient in English73%

Algebra II

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students78%
Black students77%
Asian students85%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial80%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students51%
Proficient in English82%

Biology

All Students93%
Female students92%
Male students94%
Black students87%
Asian students98%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial93%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students83%
Proficient in English94%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female students87%
Male students90%
Black students74%
Asian students92%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial97%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English90%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students92%
Black students73%
Asian students100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students72%
Proficient in English93%

English: Reading

All Students92%
Female students93%
Male students92%
Black students84%
Asian students93%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial98%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English95%

English: Writing

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black students85%
Asian students94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial93%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female students84%
Male students77%
Black students69%
Asian students92%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial80%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students61%
Proficient in English83%

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 Students92%
Female students90%
Male students93%
Black students79%
Asian students98%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial97%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English93%

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 Students93%
Female students91%
Male students95%
Black students86%
Asian students98%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students85%
Proficient in English95%

World History II

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black students88%
Asian students95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial91%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students76%
Proficient in English93%
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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  • Spanish
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School Leader's name
  • Neil Beech

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  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf

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  • Orchestra
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