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J.I. Burton High School

Public | 8-12 | 342 students

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Posted December 25, 2011

Burton High offers excellent education opportunities despite being located in an economically depressed area of the State and Nation. It also has a small population to fund it. In face of those two variables Norton Schools has found ways to excel and is constantly achieving academically and athletically. ~ChrisB.


Posted April 21, 2010

This is a wonderful school they are just like family. Such a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Burton High/Norton Elementary are just as good of schools as any other considering that the abilities and options are so limited in Southwest VA. There are just less opportunities in small areas, however any education is as good as the effort that you put into it. Being sucessful in life is the result of you taking advantage of what life has to offer so blaming the lack of it on school teachers is very cowardly. Living in a small town makes everyone subject to gossip so if you or your children behave poorly and anyone (including teachers) talk about it and you are offended then be a better parent, or person in general and you will not have to be bothered anymore. Go Raiders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I am a former student and can say both positive and negative comments. I had some really great teachers but also a few that taught me lessons on just how petty and small minded a person can really be. I think all in all I became the sucess I am today in spite of Burton and not because of it. But hey, if you are stuck in Norton its the only place you can go, so good luck. Go Raiders!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2005

An awesome school system with great teachers and education quality. The teachers care more about their students because the school and student body are smaller than the surrounding county schools. The size of the student body also provides a friendly atmosphere and helps the students and staff form a close connection with eachother.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2003

Teachers need to watch what they say and do to certain kids! Treat them all fairly!


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.
English: Reading

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
English: Writing

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
History and Social Science

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

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students65%
Female students67%
Male students62%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English65%

English: Writing

All Students67%
Female students72%
Male students59%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students19%
Female students22%
Male students15%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students20%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English19%

Science

All Students78%
Female students79%
Male students77%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Earth Science

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Reading

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
World Geography

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
World History I

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
95%
World History II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students75%
Female students83%
Male students67%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Geometry

All Students69%
Female students75%
Male students66%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students91%
Female students82%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Biology

All Students83%
Female students88%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Chemistry

All Students62%
Female students43%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Earth Science

All Students80%
Female students75%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Reading

All Students90%
Female students85%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students87%
Female students88%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

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 Students89%
Female students85%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

World Geography

All Students63%
Female studentsn/a
Male students50%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

World History I

All Students79%
Female students60%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

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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Norton, VA 24273
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