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Martinsville High School

Public | 9-12 | 666 students

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Posted April 22, 2013

Martinsville Senior High School [used] to be a good school. Now, they are more concerned about what the kids are wearing than the quality of their education. The school counselors don't seem to care about [all] the students - just the higher performing ones. Bullying is definitely an ongoing issue - one which is often reported, but usually ignored/not dealt with. Students are often groping each other in the hallways and are disrespectful toward teachers. I would NOT recommend MHS to anyone. The adults aren't in control here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

Absolutely pathetic. Cliques galore...not the place for 'misfits' or transfers. School will do absolutely nothing regarding bullying, even though both girls and boys are victims. The academics are an absolute joke, even if you take AP and IB classes. One decent teacher, Mrs. McCraw...she truly cares about her students though she teaches purely SOL material...another sad situation. I would suggest this school to no one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2008

I am an upcoming senior of this school. I love this school! I love it because it's an all-around great school. The teachers have great dedication and I loveee the diversity of this school. The sports are great. I love how this school gives you a great opportunity to succeed by going into the ACE program or Govenor's school program or Honors program. IF one fails, it's truly because of their lack of commitment. This school has even strived to give the people not involved in those programs the opportunity to do better with incenetives. And to mention the teachers... they are SOO excellent. They aren't boring teachers either. They are funny! They have awesome personalities like Mr. Karavatakis, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Fulton, etc. I, as a student here, believe we have come far with our state testing scores. Great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2008

Great- very friendly and responsive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

The teachers work diligently to provide the best education to all and test scores have improved. For the gifted students, this school is great. The opportunities provided by PHCC allow students to graduate with an associates degree at the same time they finish high school. There tends to be a lot of opportunities here if you sit down and map out a plan with the school counselors. The principal is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

2000-2001 School accreditation from Va Dept of Ed.: SOL test pass rates-English:63%,Math:35%,History:44%,Science:49%. Need I say more? Anyone that praises this school doesn't have high expectations.
—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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
55%
English: Reading

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
94%
World History II

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students68%
Female studentsn/a
Male students75%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Algebra II

All Students50%
Female students51%
Male students49%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

Biology

All Students65%
Female students67%
Male students63%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Chemistry

All Students71%
Female students76%
Male students67%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Earth Science

All Students41%
Female students38%
Male students43%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%

English: Reading

All Students79%
Female students79%
Male students80%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students79%
Female students81%
Male students77%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Geometry

All Students38%
Female students42%
Male students33%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students40%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English38%

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 students80%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

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 Students74%
Female students84%
Male students67%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

World History II

All Students61%
Female students57%
Male students65%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%
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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351 Commonwealth Blvd
Martinsville, VA 24112
Phone: (276) 403-5870

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