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Granby High School

Public | 9-12 | 2076 students

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Posted December 4, 2013

If you have attended Granby for 3.5 years, as you claim, you should be a senior by now, not a junior, being as it takes only 3 years and 9months to graduate high school from start to finish. On a side note, incomparable means NOT comparable to said object, as the prefix in- means "opposite of" the word it precedes. The correct word was comparable, as your point was that Granby could be accurately compared to a public zoo (which, by the way, couldn't have been a less truthful statement, especially if you take the time to compare Granby's disciplinary records with other schools in the area). I think you should spend a little more time involving yourself in your studies and less time worrying about who fought who today, and I am sure you would find your experience at Granby, as with anything else in life, to be much more positive and successful.


Posted November 13, 2013

This school itself is not too bad, no, decent even. However in the past three and a half years(Junior) in Granby High School- I have experienced that the learning environment is rather uncivilized and incomparable to a public zoo.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2013

very good school near my area, is my first year and i like it so far. make the best out of it :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

Granby High School provides my children a great learning environment, a variety of academic and athletic options and the teachers are one of a kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Many great, dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

I would say that if your child is in the advanced classes, both gifted, AP, honors, and IB, then this school will offer a great education. But if your child is not in that track, you may want to consider something else. I am mostly concerned about the violence my daughter lives with daily at the school and I fear for her safety. Even though she is taking all advanced classes all day, she is still exposed to much more than we wanted her to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I love granby high no its not a perfect school but none are. I'm only a freshman so I know there's still a lot to learn about granby. But I wouldn't trade this freshman year for any other school. I can't wait I got three years left and I'm happy there gonna be at granby.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2010

I love working at Granby High School. My co-workers are fantastic; most work incredibly long hours ensuring that lesson plans are learning-centered and engaging. We often use our planning time to work together which means that grading, writing IEPs, etc. has to be done at home or on our own time. Most stay after to work with students, delaying further those things that still have to get done. The teachers don t work this hard because the paperwork needs to be pretty, but because they care about the students. The Principal and Assistant Principals clearly care about the students and staff. I wouldn't work anywhere else in Hampton Roads!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2009

Granby is an amazing school. it offers amazing classes, i wouldn't want to go anywhere else. people need to stop discriminating against it. you are just jealous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

My son came from Northside Middle and was removed from his IEP before he went to Granby.I was told that if his grades started to fall they would catch it and put him back on the IEP.Well they started to and no one but myself noticed and my email were being ignored by his two teachers in the areas he was failing.I had to send the principal an email and between November but before Xmas break they put him back on his IEP and he has been doing well since.I found out that its not always true about the teachers wanting to keep an open connection w/ the parents because I had to demand an IEP meeting or I was going to the Norfolk School Board.Now he's still at Granby and doing great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

this is my fourth year and as a senior I feel like I couldn't be happier anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

Both my children graduated from Granby, one is in service to our country the other is in public service. What else would you want? Excellent response from school staff to any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

If you have a special needs student, I would suggest you choose another school. Clean schools do not teach our children. Excellent teachers do. As One Parent to another, I would also suggest you compare this school to others in your area and make your choice wisely. If I had the internet before I enrolled my child I would never have sent her to this school. Do a school comparison and make your choice from there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

Cleanest school I've ever seen, and kids keep it that way. Top school in Norfolk district. Very blended student body. Great opportunity in band, swimming, crew, football for almost any kid.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Algebra II

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
English: Reading

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

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Writing

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

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
World Geography

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
World History I

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
World History II

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

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students67%
Female students71%
Male students63%
Black students60%
Asian students90%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Algebra II

All Students92%
Female students94%
Male students89%
Black students93%
Asian students91%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial91%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Biology

All Students72%
Female students78%
Male students66%
Black students56%
Asian students100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial86%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English73%

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female students87%
Male students82%
Black students78%
Asian students94%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial91%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Earth Science

All Students80%
Female students82%
Male students79%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracial100%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black students78%
Asian students92%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial97%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Writing

All Students79%
Female students84%
Male students74%
Black students68%
Asian students92%
Hispanic84%
Multiracial95%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

Geometry

All Students62%
Female students58%
Male students67%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial63%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English62%

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 Students79%
Female students79%
Male students78%
Black students67%
Asian students91%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial97%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

World Geography

All Students98%
Female students98%
Male students98%
Black students94%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

World History I

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students93%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

World History II

All Students69%
Female students66%
Male students72%
Black students55%
Asian students100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial82%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%
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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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Mr. Edward L. Daughtrey Jr.

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  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

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7101 Granby St
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: (757) 451-4110

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