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Warwick High School

Public | 9-12 | 1608 students

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Posted August 10, 2013

I'm currently a rising junior in the IB program, and I think people underestimate Warwick. Yes, the students who aren't in the IB program might learn more at a different school, but the advantages and academics of IB highly outweigh the negatives of the rest of the school. Could it be better? Of course. Some teachers aren't the best, and you're on your own a lot. But that's the same as other schools who are ranked top tier. So give Warwick a chance, you might just like it :)


Posted June 23, 2013

I have been a student at Warwick in the Pre-I.B. Program (International Baccalaureate) . I feel live I've learned things and managed to have some school spirit. I can honestly say that more often than not, I actually enjoyed my school day, and that is more than most high school students can say. Each day is interesting, to say the least. The expectations of students are beyond high in the I.B. program. Many of Warwick's sports teams are exceptional. Overall, Warwick High School is the place to be- needless to say, I will be continuing my education at Warwick in the I.B. Program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2009

As the parent of a freshman, I have been very impressed so far with the quality of teaching, the vast course offerings and the new leadership in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

This was a good school at one time, but the lack of concern and help by the IB counselor and director is very disappointing and unacceptable. There is also an integrity issue with some of the teachers, which is greatly disturbing since they are setting the example. These are high school students but they are still students, learning how to learn and be a productive member of society. We owe them more than they are getting at Warwick! If we had to do it over again we would have never chosen Warwick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I'm impressed with the education my daughter received from Warwick. She has accomplished grades and the attention she deserved. She is s enior this year and we proud she attended Warwick High. I graduated from Ferguson and am very please with the outcome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

A good IB school. Home of the original Raiders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

A truely great school for quality education. Home of the IB program for newport news. The teachers are well qualified and encouraging and the school works with the kids to tailor a quality education that helps them be prepared for future education. My son left this school when we moved and for a school that started 3 weeks later thent eh school we moved to he was WEEKS ahead in all his classes and had more understanding then the other kids to where we moved that had been taking the classes alot longer then him. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

My daughter is currently enrolled in the IB program at Warwick. She loves the program and is doing great. The classes are challenging but are also rewarding as test results come in and college credit is recieves. Many parents are involved in the IB program with fundrasiers, parties, and other such events. There is many extracirricular programs and some great sports teams. Warwick has recently been rates #82 high school in the nation.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Algebra II

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Earth Science

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
English: Reading

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
89%
World Geography

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
World History I

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
86%
World History II

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students54%
Female students57%
Male students52%
Black students53%
Asian students73%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students55%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficient students57%
Proficient in English53%

Algebra II

All Students67%
Female students62%
Male students73%
Black students64%
Asian students91%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Biology

All Students61%
Female students64%
Male students58%
Black students51%
Asian students52%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient students31%
Proficient in English63%

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students76%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Earth Science

All Students69%
Female students64%
Male students73%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient students40%
Proficient in English71%

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students81%
Male students85%
Black students82%
Asian students69%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students30%
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students78%
Black students79%
Asian students72%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English82%

Geometry

All Students65%
Female students59%
Male students73%
Black students60%
Asian students87%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient students93%
Proficient in English63%

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 Students76%
Female students74%
Male students78%
Black students73%
Asian students65%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient students32%
Proficient in English79%

World Geography

All Students65%
Female students60%
Male students68%
Black students53%
Asian students75%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English66%

World History I

All Students72%
Female students75%
Male students70%
Black students62%
Asian students80%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students56%
Proficient in English73%

World History II

All Students71%
Female students66%
Male students80%
Black students61%
Asian students91%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%
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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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Rory Stapleton

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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51 Copeland Lane
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: (757) 591-4700

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