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Loudoun Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1074 students

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Posted January 27, 2013

I love Valley. The school spirit is great and it makes all the students feel like they really belong. Everyone I've met has been very kind and ambitious; there are a few stray students who could do better, but they are the outliers and generally students value hard work instead of partying. The teachers are all very well trained and genuinely care about the success and well-being of the students and the rest of the faculty is eager to help in any way they can.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2011

This school is outstanding. I have two children currently enrolled at LVHS and both love it and are receiving a wonderful education.My kids are two very different people with very different interests, and the fact that both equally enjoy the school says it all. One of my daughters is a cheerleader and loves it. The other is in the student council and KEY club and adores both programs. The principal is wonderful and involved with all of the programs. The teachers are excellent. Both of my daughters are in all the honors and AP classes they can take and have immensely enjoyed the challenges they offer. The school spirit (chiefly the student section present at all varsity games known as "The Jungle") is just amazing. Valley also has a wonderful reputation for its high test scores and impressive college admissions. You cannot go wrong if you choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

We just finished our first year in this area of Western Loudoun County and we love it. There is a new high school (Woodgrove) that opened, so now the student population at Loudoun Valley HS is "normal"... should be about 1000 students for the 2011-2012 school year. The middle schools are back to being "normal" (i.e., 6th thru 8th grade). LVHS took away the "temporary classroom" buildings that lined the front of the school, and has let go of some teachers, etc. to accomodate the smaller student body. My 3 teens have enjoyed the year and made friends fairly easily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

I'm a rising junior at Valley and I have had a very good experience. Valley is extremely over crowded with nearly 2,000 students in grades 10-12. It makes for some very crowded halls and late lunches (1:30 for those on D lunch). Both the teachers and students are very friendly for the most part. In terms of teachers, we have really good ones and we have some duds but that's the case any where. We have lots of different extra curricular activites and my guidance counselor has always been very approachable and helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

Loudoun Valley is one of the best schools My Daughter ever attended, The care and concern were great, the programs, the classes offered and prep for higher education, really paid off. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

The students, parents and teachers of LVHS are wonderful. However, the extreme over-crowding makes it an unpleasant and limited environment. We moved to another school district in Virginia and found that our children, who were in advanced (Honors) classes in Loudoun, were at grade level or behind in science, foreign language and AP opportunities. Hopefully, with the new high school, Loudoun will once again offer the great opportunities of previous reviews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

Loudoun Valley High School is an exceptional school! My education from this wonderful school prepared me for an outstanding college expereince at The College of William and Mary and for life, in general. The guidance staff encouraged excellence and suggested innovative opportunities for advancement. I loved the band department and director whose heart for students is boundless. I had the opportunity to choose from at least 8 private schools and the highest ranked Fairfax County school. I am glad I chose LVHS. Many thanks for the opportunities, challenges, and encouragement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

Great school, with wonderful teachers. The problem is the school is way over crowded. The Town of Purcellville continues to fight the building of a second HS(Woodgrove), which is sorely needed. I would not recommend moving into the area because there is no end in sight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I recently moved here 1 1/2yrs ago and we move a lot. I am impressed with LVHS! I go to to PTO meetings to see whats going on. The principal attends every single meeting.She is very involved in making things better for the kids. The parent support is wonderful for kids and teachers. The kids are given their chance to excell in school and go on to college. The guidance dept. is very helpful in the areas of directing your child into the right course selection and even colleges. The communtiy spirit here is incredible. We chose a nice area to raise our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

All three of my children have gone, are attending of will attend Valley. An excellent school, by far the best in Loudoun County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

I went to Valley as a student for two years and I have had the bast teachers there that have continued to positive influence me today. This school has the highest rate of success in the county and the skills acquired there last a lifetime.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

LVHS serves a very wide geographic area, but has a close knit feel. The teachers and students are very dedicated to the excellence of this school, as others mentioned. AP is exceptional. College preparation A+! The-Best-of-LCPS! This website lists enrollment at 1322. It's actually a school designed for capacity-1344, but we have 10-trailers and 2pm-lunches added to serve over 1500-enrolled. This should be grades 9-12, but it's 10-12. Grades 8&9 are 'temporarily'(5years now!) going to an Intermediate-school to alleviate overcrowding in our middle and high-schools. A new high-school was approved to be built-and-opened by 2008, but the town of Purcellville is litgating against the location, at the educational expense of the entire school's population outside of that town. Their litigation against the School-Board is bound to delay the opening of the new high-school. Alternative solutions include busing to far-away schools, split-sessions, or more trailers. Beware and stay tuned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

Simply put, Loudoun Valley is an amazing school. I went there for two years, which really isn't enough to take in all it has to offer. Valley's teachers actually enjoy teaching and they're good at it. Most of them take extra time outside of class to help students succeed. For example, during study hall, Math teachers will work one-one-one with students who come for help. In general the atmosphere is about learning and doing your best. There are also a variety of clubs and activities, some of which meet during school (during activity period on Fridays). It's definitely a growing school... many people have moved into the Purcellville area over the past few years. Yet Valley is still committed to excellence no matter how many new students arrive (and a new high school is coming soon). I loved attending school there and I really feel prepared for college because of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2005

My son got an excellent education and great opportunities to utilize his musical talents at this school. The curriculum choices are very good. We were sorry to leave the area for this reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

I attend Loudoun Valley, and this school is more than I could have asked for. Loudoun Valley students are known throughout the county for being the most respectful, well-mannered, and nicest students. There is a tremendous amount of school spirit, and I'm always proud to say that I attend LVHS. Our school is truly unique, another school in our county has a identical floor plan, and when I visited it for a SAT class, I was thankful for how amazing LVHS really is. Our halls are decorated with pictures students have taken of the county, our courtyards and school surroundings feature beautiful gardens and places to sit and relax. I always feel safe and welcomed, and the staff of LVHS is the best, most helpful, and kindest that I have encountered. The staff and administrators even takes the time to learn your name, even if you're not one of their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2004

I go to this school. There is no place I'd rather be, and I've been other places. Wandering teachers never leave Valley. We are constantly complimented for having the kindest, most welcoming student body possible. There is almost no crime here, it is perfect. We are smarter than most schools, although you can't tell because we are on a tougher grading scale. In the end it pays off, we learn to work hard, and we do work hard. It's a beautiful school in many ways. You won't regret giving us a try.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2004

We couldn't have asked for a better school for our daughter, who graduated in 2003, or for our son who starts his sophomore year in 2004. The small size makes it better than all other schools in Loudoun County. We do not have the problems that many other schools in eastern Loudoun have due to their uncontrolled growth issues. This is still a small-town high school with all the benefits that give our children a sense of community and belonging, things that cannot be taught in the classroom. Academically, Valley students consistently prove themselves superior. They are well prepared to enter college. The school unquestionably produces leaders. The high school sports teams are unbelievable. Six teams (both boys and girls teams) came in first last year, an incredible feat. Fresh air does indeed make better athletes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

As a parent of a student, I feel the education level at Valley is unsurpassed. One only has to look at the state and national test scores to see the quality of the teaching. Most graduates go on to higher learning. As for sports, quality is indicated by their state standing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

The school definitely lacks in diversity and different cultures. Most of the people that attend this school have been together most of their lives so whenever newcomers join the school they often find it difficult to fit in fully unless they go party-hopping every weekend. The one thing that is very distinct about this school is the school spirit the students show, and the continuin rememberance of one of the greatest principals Loudoun County has seen, Mr. Ken Culbert. He is what held the school together and the students in it, since he has been gone the showmanship has been lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

As a graduate of LVHS I found my education to be invaluable! I loved the teachers and my education. I owe a large part of my futre to the teachers and environment that LVHS offeres to its students. Without the guidence of the amazing Art teachers I would not be succeding in the college or the art world as I am today! The one problem I see with Valley is the lack of Diversity in the type of people, the ethnicities and the values held by students. I have learned a lot about diversity since leaving Valley and it has been invaluable, I only wish I had seen more of it in High school. Otherwise, excellent school!
—Submitted by a former student


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  • 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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82%

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99%

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92%
Algebra II

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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84%

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90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English: Reading

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English: Writing

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

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Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World Geography

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

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World History I

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History II

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students82%
Female students78%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English81%

Algebra II

All Students82%
Female students83%
Male students81%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Biology

All Students96%
Female students96%
Male students95%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female students97%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Earth Science

All Students98%
Female students97%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

English: Reading

All Students97%
Female students95%
Male students98%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities88%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students93%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female students85%
Male students94%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

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
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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
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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 Students93%
Female students89%
Male students97%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

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 Students96%
Female students93%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial90%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities89%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

World History II

All Students91%
Female students91%
Male students92%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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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  • Basketball
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  • Cheerleading

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340 N Maple Ave
Purcellville, VA 20132
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