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Patriot High School

Public | 9-11 | 1700 students

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Posted June 28, 2014

Teachers do not care much about students. Not like in Fairfax County, you will get a phone call from teacher, for example, if your child is suddenly doing poor in school. Teachers really can't make a connection with students or parents, especially math/physic teachers. Don't bother to send them an email because your chance to get a response from them is very low or none
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2014

Nice physical plant and they're serious about sports. Beyond that, it can't rise above problems caused by overcrowding. Due to sheer numbers, teachers really can't make a connection with students or foster a unique experience. It's not their fault. While Patriot isn't a bad school, it's also not particularly good. It's adequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

I hate it. I've been attending since freshmen year and I hate most of the people and staff. They are all judgmental, closed-minded people. The education is terrible too. Teachers don't really care about students, only their own image and the same goes to the administators. The grading system is terrible also. Change needs to come immediately. The "voice of freedom" needs to leave.


Posted February 21, 2014

Seeing people say there is bullying or people being ostrisized for not liking a certain thing here... sounds horrible. I haven't seen that happen, but I have most definitly viewed some brief variations of harassment or disrespect. Honestly, only the students are degrading the school. Disrespecting other people is quite common, and I wish some people would grow up. I have the mentality of a college student, and I feel trapped in a middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2014

I started attending school here during my sophomore year and hated every day of it. First off, the workload was extremely overwhelming. Before I transferred here, I was an A and B average student. Within merely a quarter, my grades had plummeted to C's,D's, and F's.The teachers cared somewhat, but the main problem were the administrators who disregarded the needs of the students. They care about their image more than anything else.I had a foreign teacher who didn't speak English very well, and so I took it up with an administrator. She lectured me for an hour and even lied straight to my face when she said I was the only person who complained. They also impose strict rules to compensate for their lacking education. I couldn't take another year of this school so I decided to graduate early. I skipped my senior year and I am currently taking my second semester at NOVA and I have never regretted that decision.


Posted December 16, 2013

To start off, this school loves its athletes to the point of almost "babying" them. Most teachers care about the students, but everything is the same and very boring, lecture, worksheet, homework, quiz next class type of everyday schedule for almost every teacher. But the main issue is tests, tests have become 60% of our overall grade and the amount of retakes for these tests have been limited, it nearly seems as the teachers are setting us up to fail. But the real problem of this school is the administrators, it seems as if they act worse then the students they discipline. they are the ones making these rash decisions to the school by putting in teachers who cannot speak English very well or does not know the material to teach, it seems as if the administration is making terrible choices and putting it on the teachers responsible for fixing these problems. overall the school is over crowded (having 2600 kids not 1700) and the test issues are the most problematic in this school, how is a student supposed to do well on a test when they are taught by a teacher who is tired and has already taught the exact class to 2 or 3 other classes, this school sets us up to fail.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2013

Patriot is a great school with great leadership and teachers. Could not ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

i really like this school. my son is a nice boy and I love to dress him nice with classy. Students love this school and I, as a parent, think it is the perfect school for my very nice boy. He is a big fan of redskin, so we go to watch football game and buying hot dog for eat and watch patriot nice football team win the game. My son is so happy he cry and hug these football players. Classes are nice and facility is a perfect one to me. All teachers are nice, except one teacher call my son fat one time and he is so angry all day. I want to fire this teacher for call my son a fat. The guidance counselors are very nice to every one student and never hostile towards a student. My son is getting nice grades and excelling in patriot high school thank u to it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

This school is a fantastic school! As a parent being zoned to Patriot we had reservations, but it proved to be the best choice we have ever made. The teachers and counselors are a wonderful group and really helped my son in getting ready for the next steps in life. I love Red Nation and school spirit that exists in this school. It is better than the drama I have seen at games at other schools. I am proud to say that my child went to Patriot and I hope it remains this way for years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

First of all, there ARE NOT 1700 students in the school, there are over 2600 as of 2013/14 school year. It is 500-600 students OVER CAPACITY! If you want your student to go to school with overcrowded classrooms (28-35 students), walk in hallways like cattle and have 8 minutes for lunch than this is the school for you. By the way, don't expect the teachers to know your kid. Lovely facilities, but over rated! The number of students makes it very difficult for kids to make any of the sports teams due to hyper competition. Sadly, all very typical for a Prince William County schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

I completely disagree with the people giving negative reviews about this school. I understand that every school has its ups and downs, and no school is perfect. The administrators and staff members are extremely helpful and answer any and all questions asked. The teachers are very kind and understanding about each students' struggles and difficulties. For the amount time that I've been here, I have not experienced bullying nor have I heard of someone else being bullied. I received a great education through vigorous and challenging AP courses. Every teacher I've had has had an interesting way to teach the class. The music program is the finest in Prince William County. This school was the best I have ever been to. Not to mention the school is absolutely beautiful.


Posted July 13, 2013

Like all schools, there are positive things and negative things. Patriot, in my opinion, is not challenging enough. The teachers have the same routine everyday; do a lesson, do a worksheet, and get the homework. I have always not minded homework (I understand the value of it), but I have noticed that Patriot gives a lot of homework. Patriot HS is too worried about its athletics. The only way to be "cool" is to play a sport. However, the less popular sports (tennis) are "stupid" to those who play the popular sports (football, basketball, lacrosse, etc). Almost every math teacher is a coach. Bullying is present at Patriot (like EVERY SCHOOL), and the parents of the bullies think that their kids are angels. Kids are very disrespectful to teachers (I mean VERY), especially if you are in the very basic classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2013

The school is new so the jury is still out. Beautiful physical plant, very modern and filled with light. However, it's already faced with overcrowding (trailers coming). My child is in 9th grade and has started in the "standard" (as opposed to advanced) track because he wasn't enrolled in advanced math in middle school. The "standard" curriculum has more kids with disciplinary problems and the teachers are a little burned out. In other words, not a real special high school experience. However, he's allowed to take 2 "pre-AP" courses which are challenging and feature - by far - the better teachers and a better learning environment. There are cohesion problems - for example, School Fusion should be a great tool, but not but every teacher uses it - so there's a lack of consistency. In general, despite a lot of hype, the school thus far has proven to be a pretty "average" public high school experience but we choosing to be optimistic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

It is a real shame that people post anonymously and are so negative and flat out mean. The education of the students is paramount and the teachers are some of the very best. Quit complianing and step back to see the real picture. It includes a Principal who never rests, teachers who are engaged and a safe environment!


Posted May 4, 2013

WE should also fire every teacher because they cant teach right especially the math department


Posted April 26, 2013

The worst school, by far, I have ever been associated with! Nice new building ... but the worst faculty, worst administration my children have ever had ... and they have attended 10 different schools, in 3 states. The teacher's often have little or no experience ... don't know the material, certainly can't communicate it ... and in some cases, can't even speak English (I kid you not). They seek to cover up their incompetenance, by assigning massive amounts of homework, often forcing kids to stay up to the early morning hours. The administration is, of course, only interested in covering their backsides and will deny there is any problem. My advice, move to a different school district ... or better yet a different county ... because Prince William is a disgrace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

Over-hyped and falling sadly short of its promise, Patriot HS has been a HUGE disappointment. Most teachers are BORING; they just "work to the rule" and only want a paycheck. They are hired based on which sports they can coach & win, not for any instructional ability. Math teachers are TERRIBLE and frequently absent for sports. Substitutes just show videos. Two of my child's teachers have used profanity during classtime on several occasions. Instructors are supposed to update the h/w assignments on "SchoolFusion," but they don't. Also supposed to keep students' current grades and missing assignments listed promptly on "Parent Portal," but it, too, is usually out of date. Bullying is a HUGE problem; if your child doesn't believe like other kids, they will be constantly mocked...or worse. Rules against foul language, cell phones, ridiculing other students, etc. are never enforced, but kids who dress differently for "Spirit Week" are sternly disciplined. Kids get notices of important meetings after they're held. Guidance counselors are constantly switched. Only thing keeping me from giving 1 star is that somehow the students learn anyway because it's an upper-middle class area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2013

Patriot High School provides a world-class high school experience for its students. You can feel this as soon as you enter, this is a warm, welcoming, space that brings out the best in the students. Teachers were recruited on a competitive basis from throughout the country and it shows -- these are the kinds of teachers who love their subjects, care deeply about their students, and maintain good relationships with parents. The atmosphere is one of achievement -- the Principal greets students by name and teachers/administrators work with parents and students to overcome any bumps in the road. My son actually wanted to stay after school to get extra homework help and raise his grade to an "A" in one of his subjects! He went from nearly failing Middle School to getting straight "A"'s in High School. Being at Patriot transformed him. I just can't say enough good things about the school I move to Gainesville, VA for the schools and I never doubt that I made the right choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

This school is one of the greatest schools in the nation! Great teachers, leadership, and the academic programs are run well and successfully! I personally am in various sports and clubs, and they all have great coaches and has a lot of parent involvement. There is no bullying or discrimination at this school, and has a healthy working enviroment for everyone. The material is more challenging depending on the programs you are in, such as the AP program. The seven habits was used very repeditedly in the first year it was open, but i am glad to be in a school that helps its students to not only set goals but to acheive them as well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2013

This school is in it's second year and still experiencing some growing pains. However, my daughter is a freshman and I could not be happier with her teachers, classes or extra curricular activities. She has always received the guidance she needs from her teachers and never felt bullied, lost or afraid to take chances. She has truly blossomed and been supported since she started at Patriot. There is a large, supportive parent community that I trust looks out for the best interests of the students. The boosters program and student body show incredible pride with the new school and generously welcome/guide volunteers. They make sure students receive opportunities to volunteer and gain leadership experience as well. This is the first school that teachers have paid attention to my daughter's abilities and helped her achieve her best. I would hope that other parents have the same experience and if you have questions, I have never been turned away or snubbed by a teacher. All of been more than informative with regular emails and School Fusion updates! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Patriot HS!
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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.

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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.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

596 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English: Reading

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

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English: Writing

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

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

751 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

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Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World Geography

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History I

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

678 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History II

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

720 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students72%
Female students76%
Male students68%
Black students63%
Asian students79%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial70%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English74%

Algebra II

All Students85%
Female students84%
Male students87%
Black students67%
Asian students94%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial78%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Biology

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students95%
Black students93%
Asian students98%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial95%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English96%

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female students94%
Male students95%
Black students89%
Asian students98%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial93%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students93%
Proficient in English95%

Earth Science

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students91%
Black students90%
Asian students88%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students75%
Proficient in English95%

English: Reading

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students96%
Black students92%
Asian students100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial93%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students58%
Proficient in English98%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students97%
Male students92%
Black students94%
Asian students94%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students63%
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female students92%
Male students87%
Black students85%
Asian students93%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial92%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students78%
Proficient in English90%

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 Students96%
Female students97%
Male students96%
Black students90%
Asian students97%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial98%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English97%

World Geography

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World History I

All Students97%
Female students98%
Male students96%
Black students96%
Asian students98%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial98%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students94%
Proficient in English97%

World History II

All Students95%
Female students94%
Male students96%
Black students89%
Asian students93%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students81%
Proficient in English96%
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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  • Lacrosse
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  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse

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