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Twin Springs High School

Public | 8-12 | 297 students

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Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted September 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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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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.
English: Reading

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
English: Writing

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
History and Social Science

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students67%
Female students71%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

English: Writing

All Students72%
Female students80%
Male students64%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students34%
Female students32%
Male students36%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students34%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English35%

Science

All Students79%
Female students76%
Male students82%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Earth Science

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Reading

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
100%
World Geography

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
World History I

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students81%
Female students79%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
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%
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 Students65%
Female students74%
Male students57%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

Biology

All Students75%
Female students70%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Earth Science

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students77%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students100%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

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 Students87%
Female students86%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World Geography

All Students87%
Female students85%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World History I

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
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%

World History II

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
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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