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Louisa County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1392 students

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3 stars

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted September 9, 2013

How is Louisa HS today in 2013 & what should I expect it to offer my 17yr old daughter? We're relocating to Louisa in October 2013. Sincerely, Future Parent.


Posted March 30, 2013

After the Earthquake here in Louisa, the community has grown in ways I otherwise thought impossible. When we found out that our High School was not deemed fit to attend, we students paniced at the thought of being split into other schools. The Superintendent and staff did an EXCELLENT job on creating a game plan and executing that game plan. The teachers at LCHS are fabulous as well. They all create comfortable teaching enviornements and help their students at any means possible. I have learned so much at LCHS and I very proud to consider myself a lion! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2010

I can't fathom why LCHS is rated a mere 6. The leadership of Principal Doug Straley and Superintendent Deborah Pettit is excellent. Test scores have gone up (all SOL subject areas at or over 90% passing in 2009-2010) and course offerings have diversified. More than half of the Class of 2010 was college-bound. Meanwhile, faculty attrition, drop-outs, and student fights have plummeted. Our faculty is committed to professional development and integrating technology into our instruction. More than half of our students participate in sports and our arts programs are robust as well. LCHS is a spirited, caring, and achievement-focused environment and I'm proud to teach there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 6, 2005

Being a parent Of three children attending Louisa schools I have seen the high school grow by leaps and bounds in recent years. They have added 6 more AP classes and the Governors School program is evolving and adding new classes. The athletic director, Doug Straley, has really improved the scools public image and has the community highly involved in LCHS athletics and made it one of the best in the region. He is still working on getting the best coaches he can for all the sports. The counselors are very attentive and will give personalized care to each student, they really care how they are doing! All in all one of the best rural school districts in the state and a great tool for myself to use to help educate my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

I am not a parent either, rather a junior at LCHS. I feel that overall LCHS is a fantastic learning environment. Dedicated to excellence in education, Louisa is personal; everyone is on a first name basis. Our principal (the fabulous Mr. Jeck) makes it his personal mission to ensure that the entire student body succeeds. It is also the goal of many of our educators to see each and every student succeed in life. At Louisa, not only do you leave every day having learned something, you leave knowing that each and every one of your teachers and administrators truly care about you and your future. Casey Neeley
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2005

I am not a parent but, I am a Junior at this school and it is awesome. I enjoy going to school everyday and seeing all of the teachers and students. Louisa is small enough that everyone knows eachother and I love that. I honestly wouldn't go to any other high school in the district if I had a choice. I've always lived in Louisa and i've had no problems with the amount of education I receive. I also believe we have the best educators of all of the high school in the district. They really know what they're doing and great participation in clubs and sports. Fully accredited? Good job Dr. Melton.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Algebra II

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Earth Science

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

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Reading

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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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Virginia and United States History

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

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

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World History I

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
World History II

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students84%
Female students90%
Male students79%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Algebra II

All Students91%
Female students94%
Male students88%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Biology

All Students92%
Female students95%
Male students88%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Chemistry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female students83%
Male students89%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Reading

All Students89%
Female students95%
Male students84%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students97%
Male students83%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Geometry

All Students82%
Female students83%
Male students81%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

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 Students90%
Female students92%
Male students88%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

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 Students92%
Female students93%
Male students91%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

World History II

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial94%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%
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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