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Prince George, VA
Students enrolled: 1,348

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7801 Laurel Spring Rd
Prince George, VA 23875

(804) 733-2720
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April 27, 2015
Education wise, this school would rate a 5 out of 10 from me. It's not the best but not the worst either. It's what your child makes of it and themselves. Sports wise? I would rate this school.a 3 out of 10. Prince George uses the good ole boy system, so military be warned...they choose locals over any military child no matter the ability. No one ever should expect favoritism just because military children bring in federal funds, but a fair chance would be nice. -A frustrated for her kids parent

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2015
I graduated from PGHS and loved the school. I had to work hard, but it paid off as I understood how to work hard in college. Great school with a great academic program!

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2015
If you actually read the Terms of Use for this website, it advises that you don't believe everything you read.... That being said, PGHS is a great school. I graduated from PGHS as a military student and had one of the best school experiences I could ask for. The teachers were top notch and the faculty as a whole are helpful and genuinely want students to succeed. I read several reviews before posting, and can honestly say that the negative ones are not accurate. I realize people occasionally will have bad experiences, but that should not impact the overall view of Prince George High School as a whole.

- submitted by a community member

December 04, 2013
There are two sides to PGHS. There is the normal student, you know, half-interested, maybe wants to go to college. It is a decent school for these kids. If you have an honors student, this is hands down the best school in the area, including Chesterfield. The AP teachers are top of the line. I have spoken with many students who have graduated and gone to college (UVA, VT, GMU, VCU and JMU) and they ALL say they were better prepared than other students, especially in math and science. They have done a good job of getting teachers with advanced degrees and teachers who take teaching very seriously.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2012
It is all still political, they are not hard they make the work and tests to fail. Even drivers Ed, how do make tests that you can't even find the answers with the drivers manual they send home with the quizzes? And if you have children that are learning disabled, DO NOT send them here, the district is not scared of lawsuits, they can do what they want. I know of plenty military children learning disabled and general, that don't get the services needed. They don't like fort lee kids or parents at all! But they want the federal impact aid money. I know, we are military, ask the school liaison and the post command. And we are still here any questions ask the school liaison for Janet mcintosh

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2012
i went here and its only bad if you dont wanna learn, i did and now i own a multi million dollar a yr demolition company.. its only as bad as you let it become.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 19, 2009
I am a graduate of Prince George High School and a previous student of the Petersburg school system. The academic standard is much higher at this location than that of the surrounding areas and it is also a safer location to go to school. I was very active in sports and held office in many clubs while at PGHS. I am also a minority that was raised in a single parent home with a low income. If it wasn't for the education I received at Prince George High School, I would not have had the chance to go to college. As an adult with friends who have become teachers I know that unfortunately not all teachers go into their career wanting to make a difference. Regardless that does not take away from the academic standard PGHS holds because they do enforce high performance. I may not have 'loved' all my teachers but I respect what Prince George High School had given me which was an actual education and a chance.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 18, 2009
I am a recent graduate of PGHS & overall it is a pretty good school to send your kids. It was academically challenging for the most part thanks to a difficult grading scale and some tough honors and AP courses. The school food is slowly improving. My junior year we were given the choice of a fake chicken patty, pizza, burgers & the so called meal of the day which was usually too gross for anyone to touch. My senior year they finally went on to the government provided program and they no longer offer sodas & the food was a bit better. I should also mention that there is some racism that I saw in my 4 years as well as extreme hate towards gays. Of my entire class of 430 I only knew of maybe a half dozen liberal people. Prince George athletics are also not bad either.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 15, 2008
I went to PGHS for 10th & 11th grades, i believe that PGHS is an excellent school. I am now attending probably the only other high school in Virginia's Central District that can compare to Prince George Academicaly, which s Thomas Dale. My teachers at PGHS challenged me and made sure that I did my best, I was in honors courses which may make a difference. I also played Varsity Girls' Basketball during my time there and I must say that whether you get a spot on the team is not based on your race or the people you know, and neither are the chances of your team getting new uniforms. PGHS is an excellent school and compared to TDHS the kuch price is fair.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 05, 2007
Teachers think that they can do whatever they want to do...such as not allowing students to use the bathroom, even if they have completed work...school food is disgusting, we are taught to eat healthy, and obesity is becoming a huge concern across the country, yet, we are being fed fries ( a filler ),a chicken sandwhich, and a choice of soda every single day beaucase it is cheaper than feeding the students something that is actually good for you,even though lunch is 3 $. I definitely agree with the politics ruling the classrooms, and racism is an issue. The teachers in my opinion, that you can tell actually enjoy thier jobs, are those that teach the AP classes.

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2007
As a graduate of PGHS I think the school is not all it's cracked up to be. There is defiantly racism there. Even these comments prove that. I am mixed and its funny how teachers and principals gave a different reaction to me once my white mother was in the picture. Students who are athletes or rich are defiantly on a pedestal and they are all that matters too the staff. I can only think of a few teachers who ever cared about my education. Mr. Lesniak was the main one. He really cared.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2007
As a current student at Prince George, I feel that Prince George lacks a lot of things that other schools have. For one, the administation is more concerned about 'dress code' and other useless thing more so than our ACTUAL education.

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2006
As a student here at pghs, i think that this school is great..When it comes to education. As far as everything else is concerned, pghs is a boring school.

- submitted by a student

January 29, 2006
I would consider Prince George a highly political and racial school. It is an excellent school if you are rich or African American. Its perks are: an excellent academic system, an excellent Army JROTC program, and an excellent guidance program. Its negatives are: biased sports, extreme over crowding, an administration paralyzed by fear of law suits, minority problems, drug problems, and school food so bad and over priced $3 for a basic meal, my son brings lunch every day. This school has a horrible architectural design with %40 of classrooms lacking windows, and the remaining having one with closed shades. The school resembles, very closely, a prison. It has taken the rights of students to a minimum, taking web use down to nothing including the blocking of public broadcast sites due to there liberal nature. Given the choice do not send your children to this school.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2005
I totally agree with the statement that 'politics rule these classrooms, it is about who your father is and who your father knows.' Politics are not only in the classroom but in the sports at PGHS. Money gets you a spot and if not, your father who sits on this board, runs that company will call the Athletic Director and probably end up buying new uniforms for the cheerleaders or soccer team so a less talented student takes the place of a more talented student with a less influencial family. I would not recommend you send your children here unless you are in a position to fight your childrens battles. It has become increasing more dangerous with our county law enforcement patroling the friday night football games in huge numbers. It's sad.

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2005
A catch-22. Diverse(40% black),minimal fights and above average education are positives.Negatives:extremely , drug trafficking and a little rascism. Still a top 5 in Tri-City area, but slowly dropping.

- submitted by a student

July 09, 2005
Opportunity for academic advancement is great at this school, since many AP and dual enrollment courses are offered. There are many sports teams and clubs for students to participate in. Parents are especially supportive of athletes, but involvement at the school itself could be improved.

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2005
Prince George is a great school for the young students serious about learning, it has great diversity every one will feel comfortable. The school has great sports. I recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2004
This school is behind educational level of other schools. Moral is low. Teachers are not involved with childrens higher education. Politics rule these classrooms, it is about who your father is and who your father knows.

- submitted by a parent

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Prince George High School
7801 Laurel Spring Rd, Prince George, VA  23875
(804) 733-2720
Last modified Prince George High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Prince George High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top