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Nickelsville, VA
Students enrolled: 297

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273 Titan Lane
Nickelsville, VA 24271

(276) 479-2185
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December 22, 2011
Great education available for those who take advantage of it. I am a 1974 graduate, now a university professor. The foundational education I received at Twin Springs served me well as I pursued and completed my Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees. I served a doctoral fellowship with a Fullbright scholar and I was just as prepared for the rigors of a doctoral program as she. Many/most schools can do very well with gifted students; the measure of a good school is how well they do with an average student. The faculty at Twin Springs excels in the preparation of graduates for success in life. The members of my graduating class have lead successful and productive lives and are thankful that they attended a high school where caring was the norm, not the exception.

- submitted by a community member

June 22, 2011
Twin Springs is a joke! They recruit exchange students and kids from other schools to make their basketball team better. I know several kids there that have had hopes of playing only to end up sitting the bench watching the recruits play. They had some great teams with their own kids back in the 90's but in recent years its been all about exchange students and transfers. Very pathetic school to say the least.

- submitted by a community member

December 13, 2010
It's a great school. Basketball team is looking pretty good this year. I can't wait to see how the team does.

- submitted by a community member

November 17, 2010
Twin Spring HighSchool is definitely one of a kind. I've had two children go through from 8th-12th. Neither one of them wanted to/wants to graduate. They have loved the experience of being part of this "family" of 280 or so. New teachers who have worked in other school systems have also said they have never seen a school like it. There are no clicks to speak of and if a student transfers in and is friendly and wants to make friends, within days they are absorbed into the others like they have always been there. There have been several exchange students here and they become as much a part of it all as anyone else and in some cases return for special events, etc., after they graduate as well. My oldest child graduated in the top 10 and has attended Mountain Empire for 2 years, tuition free because of grades in high school, and is now attending a 4 year college with all A's and one B. They have access to online classes (Linwood Holton Governor's School) and in-school teachers who in most cases are willing to work with them on a one to one basis if needed. They have had one student accepted to Harvard, one to Notre Dame, etc.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2009
I am a 8th grader at twin springs ive been to 6 different schools and this one helped me out alot in academics i made bad grades every where other than there.Now im a a and b honorol student

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2009
The parent who tried to criticize Twin Springs High School below is clearly and horribly misinformed. I am a 2009 graduate of Twin Springs High School and I can say, without a doubt, that I wouldn't rather have gone to school anywhere else on the planet. Dispel the myth submitted by the parent below, the one that there's no fast track for gifted students, because of Twin Springs' relationship with Mountain Empire Community College and the Linwood Holton Governor's School, I was about to graduate with over 20 hours of college credit. Twin Springs is the best school in Scott County, and Scott County is a tremendously awesome school system.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2009
i am a 10th grade student at twin springs, and i love it. We don't have a lot of violence, not even between rival schools in sports. This school has around 300 students average. The grades are 8-12. All the teachers are really nice and they will help anyone who needs it.

- submitted by a student

June 23, 2008
Twin Springs has very hard working teachers that care for the students (and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of them; I also attended Twin Springs). There are opportunities for students to challenge themselves with advanced classes, contrary to the last posting. There is an Environmental Research class offered at Twin Springs (the only place in the county). Students can even take courses such as Astronomy, Physics, Anatomy, and more through the A. Linwood Holten Governor's School during the regular school day. There has also been a student attend Harvard after graduating Twin Springs, so don't think it can't be done! The atmosphere of the school is like no other. It not only feels like a place of learning, but since it is so small, it feels like family. There are about 250-300 students in grades 8-12. I am a science teacher, so please excuse any grammatical errors.

- submitted by a teacher
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April 11, 2008
Twin Springs High School is unfortunately lacking in many of the qualities both parents and students have come to expect in a high school education. The school poses no advanced education program and focuses hard on meeting the expectations of the No Child Left Behind Act. There exists no advanced tract of education for exceptional students. The teachers are generally more interested in the Friday night football game than they are in producing tomorrow's leaders. But perhaps this is because of the overall mediocrity of the graduating class year in and year out.

- submitted by a parent
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Twin Springs High School
273 Titan Lane, Nickelsville, VA  24271
(276) 479-2185
Last modified Twin Springs High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Twin Springs High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top