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Washington & Lee High School

Public | 9-12 | 483 students

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Posted January 7, 2013

i am a athletic person who has tried out for washington and lee high and im pretty good at the baseball and football sport but every year it seems like they already have the team set for that year before tryouts are thought of and i have had couches try to get me on the team but the head couches have their minds set up on what players they are going to have before tryouts and if you happen to get on the team like me for the past two year you will find yourself stuck on the bench not playing at all even tho you show up at all the practices and games and not play yet the people who do play never come to a single practice so what i say is washington and lee high school sucks on athlectics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2011

Wonderful teachers and administrators. Go the extra mile for the kids. Need more electives but have no money. Could use more community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

Im currently enroll in washington and lee high school. I peronally dont think this is a very good school. They mostly care about football. They have so many rules. It feels like im trapped in school. Not all the kids love the principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2010

Washington and Lee has come a long way. It is all do to the effective and hard working leadership under the current Principal. He is a dedicated adminstrator. The kids love him. The parents love him. This HS has only advanced because of him. Thank You .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

i have faith in every one in washington lee high school thy are the best at this school thy work with their students and parents .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

Since this Principal took over 3 years ago great improvements have been made. With out his expert knowledge, and striving to keep fights off of school property, I don:t know where we would be. He works hard to keep educating our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

This is the best school ever....I loved this school so much may they be blessed along their wonderful futures....


Posted February 16, 2009

As a current student at Washington and Lee High School, I have a first-hand experience at what occurs on a daily basis within the school system. Yes, I will admit that sports do play an exceptionally large role in the lives of the enrolled students, but this keeps them ouf of the possible trouble that would await them if they were to enter their unsatisfactory communities or households within the early to late stages of the afternoon. Our school has a reputation for being the 'dreg' of the district. Much of this is due to inadequate parenting. As many of you may witness, sporting events, typically basketball games, bring out the worst in the Westmoreland parents. I often leave these games embarassed and somewhat depressed that these parents act and represent our county in such an uncivilized and disrespectful manner.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2007

This school needs a lot of help. There are a few teachers who really care about their students and push them to their ability, and keep the parents in touch. But overall, I am really disappointed. Sports are all that[seem to] matter and that is where all the money [seems to] goes. There are other extra curricula activities that need a great deal of help, such as the band and art departments. Music, art and theater are just as important as are the other after school clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2006

I attend Washington and Lee as a sophomore. I feel as though if we had more teachers who cared about the well being of their students they would have great academic scores.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2006

Personally, I think that W&L isn't a very good school at all. They limit the students freedoms, and they treat them like little kids. They hold back the smarter kids from the things they could achieve. Sports are the only thing that matters here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2006

I believe that this school is not completing its job with the students. They worry more about 'football' than to keep them on tast and help them with their needs. This school also has a rascial issue that includes bullying and nasty remarks espacially to the 'hispanic students', so waht happened with 'we are all equal in this school?' The office is notified about this but they seem to not pay much attention to stop this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2005

I think that Washington and Lee High School is a fairly decent school. I think that the problem with the school, as with most schools, is that parents are not as involved with their kids studies. Sure they go to the games and all the sports. But when it comes down to their studies parents are not involved. I know parents that are only concerned that their child makes the grade enough to stay in a particular sport. As long as they make that 'C' average and can still play football or some other event that is all that matters. Which is so wrong. We as parents need to encourage our kids to do better than that. On a whole I think the school is great. But we as parents need to make sure our kids are doing their school work and studies first. Then sports are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2004

One of the worst schools in VA if not the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Algebra II

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Reading

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
98%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
45%
World History I

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
96%
World History II

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students49%
Female students56%
Male students43%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students56%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%

Algebra II

All Students68%
Female students73%
Male students63%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Biology

All Students67%
Female students67%
Male students67%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Earth Science

All Students81%
Female students88%
Male students74%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

English: Reading

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students80%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

English: Writing

All Students70%
Female students75%
Male students63%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

Geometry

All Students54%
Female students53%
Male students56%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

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 Students85%
Female students81%
Male students88%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

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 Students59%
Female studentsn/a
Male students57%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

World History II

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%
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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Montross, VA 22520
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