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Public | 6-12 | 456 students

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Posted September 18, 2008

Excellent Academic courses, Character Education classes, and outstanding State Tests results.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students63%
Female students63%
Male students65%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students53%
Female students46%
Male students65%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students68%
Female students64%
Male students77%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students16%
Female students15%
Male students18%
Black students16%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students53%
Female students47%
Male students59%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English53%

English: Writing

All Students60%
Female students66%
Male students54%
Black students61%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students24%
Female students20%
Male students29%
Black students24%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English24%

Science

All Students89%
Female students91%
Male students86%
Black students89%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • 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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
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 II

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Reading

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
World History I

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students86%
Female students81%
Male students95%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Geometry

All Students65%
Female students50%
Male students81%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%
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

Algebra II

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Biology

All Students83%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Chemistry

All Students64%
Female students65%
Male students64%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%

Earth Science

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

English: Reading

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students91%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students87%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black students87%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

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 Students91%
Female students90%
Male students92%
Black students91%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

World Geography

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students81%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

World History I

All Students93%
Female students88%
Male students100%
Black students95%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World History II

All Students82%
Female students85%
Male studentsn/a
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Marylin Sinclair-white

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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Newport News, VA 23605
Phone: (757) 283-7820

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