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B. T. Washington High School

Public | 9-12 | 1404 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2013

I love the school, because it is part of my community, however it has a very poor level of accountability. It is set up so that those parents that wish to be involved are unable to contact administration or even get return phone calls. I think it would be a great school if top administration would show some accountability and instill accountability in the staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

Best school in the United States. My child loves this school because it's one of a kind, and have teachers that care about you more than anything, almost like your their own. Their NJROTC is also FANTASTIC. They are better than any of the other High Schools i've seen in a while, and I wish that other schools would catch up to the level Booker T. Is on. My child is also on the Varsity Basketball Team, enjoying every minute of it. She plans on joining the military after an attempt at Professional Basketball. But overall, Booker T. Washington is a great school. Any parent would be lucky to send their child their, no matter what rumors you may have heard about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

This school is the worst high school I have ever been to! & that says alot as I have been to 5 different high schools. I am very involved in this school, I've played field hockey,&i run indoor track; I am in FBLA & many other clubs. My GPA is 3.8 & I'm a junior. I don't believe the teachers can be blamed for the low test scores of the school. I have seen my principal TWICE since I've arrived at BTW & many people don't even know what he looks like. I can describe this school as EXTREMELY ghetto & unorganized. There are fights often & the curriculum is very slow. It is in extreme danger of losing it's accreditation. If you are a parent looking to enroll your child, be prepared to be stressed out, especially if you're coming from out of district! The bathrooms are disgusting ALWAYS & there are roaches & rats. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN THIS SCHOOL!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2011

Its like a big family in there.its a very live school. outside of school students stick together like a gang. hardly ever a fight going on in school because everybody is cool with each other. be prepared to see a whole lot of roaches, and some teachers that do not care. but if you manage to stick around and do the work teachers barely teach you how to do you WILL graduate with honors.i was in class high almost every morning and managed to have a 2.8 gpa. and playing sports a the t is a BIG BIG Plus you will get alot of people on your banwagon. Og Mike C. C/o 2011
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2005

I think that B.T.W is a great school. They have a great marching band, the best NJROTC in the district and most of all they have been fully accredited for almost 5 years.Their almost perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Algebra II

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
English: Reading

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
88%
World Geography

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
95%
World History I

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
87%
World History II

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students36%
Female students41%
Male students31%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English36%

Algebra II

All Students33%
Female students30%
Male students36%
Black students30%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students33%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English33%

Biology

All Students52%
Female students49%
Male students54%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English52%

Chemistry

All Students51%
Female students47%
Male students58%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Earth Science

All Students65%
Female students64%
Male students66%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial54%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

English: Reading

All Students75%
Female students74%
Male students76%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial100%
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students76%
Male students75%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

Geometry

All Students44%
Female students46%
Male students42%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial33%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English44%

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 Students70%
Female studentsn/a
Male studentsn/a
Black students70%
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in English70%

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 Students62%
Female students58%
Male students66%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial50%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

World Geography

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
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 I

All Students50%
Female students45%
Male students56%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial64%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

World History II

All Students70%
Female students64%
Male students75%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Kevin Monroe

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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1111 Park Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 628-3575

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