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Lake Taylor High School

Public | 9-12 | 1327 students

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Posted March 3, 2014

I agree run the other way! In my opinion there are no Norfolk public schools that are any good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

Run the other way!!! Do not allow your child to go to this school!!! If you can't afford Private School, don't move into this district. Principals and teachers DO NOT CARE!! Teachers will tell the kids they only teach there to get their loans paid off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

im glad the njrotc program is having so many kids working harder and most of us wanna go to places like vmi and hardverd
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2010

Teachers do not care. The education for the kids are not challenging. Teachers are not involved in students academic success towards college. My daughter tells me almost every day she has no work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a great school and has some fantastic students and teachers


Posted May 8, 2008

I love being a Titan because I have one of the best teachers in the world! You see, I don't come from a the best of homes. My teacher is like a mom to me, only better because she really cares about my grades in all classes not just in hers. She buys me school supplies when my folks don't have the money. She does this for all of her students. Her class is fun too. She makes us want to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2007

This is a review from a student and I feel that the school is good overall, but occasionally I've had my gpa become lower because toward the end of the semester a teacher shoves some new notebook requirement down my throat even though it had nothing to do with me because I knew the material and had top test scores. Pushing that to the side other then having teachers giving students pointless assignments that have nothing to do with learning the material in the course this school is very good and I'm glad I've been a student at Lake Taylor for the past 3 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2006

As a sutdent at Lake Taylor, I belive that the education that I have recived during my four years has been better then one I could have gotten at another public high school in the district. The school is also a shock to some because of the good behavior of the students and the accademic excellence that the school has over all.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Reading

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
World History I

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
World History II

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students74%
Female students72%
Male students76%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Algebra II

All Students42%
Female students45%
Male students39%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial50%
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%

Biology

All Students59%
Female students58%
Male students60%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female students82%
Male students71%
Black students74%
Asian students90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Earth Science

All Students65%
Female students66%
Male students64%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial93%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

English: Reading

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black students81%
Asian students100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

English: Writing

All Students80%
Female students81%
Male students80%
Black students77%
Asian students91%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial90%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Geometry

All Students60%
Female students57%
Male students63%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English60%

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 Students68%
Female students63%
Male students74%
Black students64%
Asian students90%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial78%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

World Geography

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

World History I

All Students68%
Female students62%
Male students76%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

World History II

All Students49%
Female students44%
Male students54%
Black students42%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial73%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English49%
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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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Reba Jacobs-miller

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

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  • Choir / Chorus
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1384 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 892-3200

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