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Giles High School

Public | 8-12 | 682 students

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Posted January 26, 2006

I attended Giles High School for three years and graduated from there as well. My previous school experience was spent at Christiansburg High School, which is also in the area. While I was very reluctant to change schools as a rising sophomore, I soon realized that Giles, while far smaller and culturally different from Christiansburg, had much to offer. I became involved in many extracurricular activities, achieved leadership positions in several, and became close to several teachers. While Giles is a very small school, it is very clean, efficient, and well-supervised. A renovation in 2000-2001 gave it new facilities. The sports program is good, as the varsity football team was State Champion in 2005. I am so glad I attended Giles, and I would strongly recommend it to any parent or new student.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
English: Writing

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students57%
Female students59%
Male students56%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students58%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

English: Writing

All Students58%
Female students69%
Male students49%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students57%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students51%
Female students62%
Male students42%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students50%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students74%
Female students67%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Earth Science

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Reading

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
91%
World History II

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students61%
Female students70%
Male students54%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students63%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Geometry

All Students67%
Female students64%
Male students70%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students83%
Female students85%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Biology

All Students85%
Female students83%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Chemistry

All Students89%
Female students94%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female students89%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Reading

All Students80%
Female students85%
Male students76%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

English: Writing

All Students68%
Female students68%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

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 Students76%
Female students64%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

World Geography

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

World History I

All Students81%
Female students81%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

World History II

All Students97%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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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1825 Wenonah Avenue
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Phone: (540) 921-1711

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