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George Wythe High School

Public | 9-12 | 902 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2010

School spirit inspite of budget cuts. This high school needs bleashers so that the kids can have real home games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

This school could use a lot of impreovement. My son is a jun ior and he talks about how the teachers are disrespectful. The receptionist is rude as heck. The attendace record wrong .hoqw do you mark my child absent but you tell me he was in class all day and then here come letters from truancy. Nobody cares not even downtown office. I've tried. I hate city schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

This my first year at George Wythe high and I do not enjoy going there. I was in meadowbrook High for my 9th grade year and the environment and the teachers' attitudes are a big difference. The teachers at George Wythe, the majority of them if you walk into a class thy are most likely sleep, not in class or just not keeping the attetion on the class nor the students. My 6th period teacher and sometimes racist, and isn't fair with her students, she gives a student that curses at her a passing garde but when it comes to a student that does there work, and stay in class they receive a needs improvement, I'm not saying the other student doesn't do there work but I don't feel that is fair.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2008

All of the schools in Richmond are in very poor condition. We are rating the school, not the students who attend. A lot of the teachers have a bad attitude and seem to come to work just to collect a paycheck, or gain some experience so they can teach somewhere else. All of the schools in Richmond city should have been rebuilt years ago. When I was attending city schools we wondered where the money was going. The books are old, the student s desk and chairs need to be replaced, and there is a horrible bug infestation. If there is any improvement it would be to the football field and that even is marginal at best. I can remember being so embarrassed when students from outside the It would be nice to see some improvement because it would show that someone cares. David Hoover, Richmond City School Graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

The school could be so much better if the parents played a bigger part and the 9th graders buckeled down more
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2007

George Wythe is a very dangerous school that needs lots of attention. If I could send my children to another school I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

I believe that some of the most talented and promising young adults have come from this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2006

George Wythe High School is in need of a serious makeover. No wonder students are failing in class. When you see students who was a honor/scholar roll suddenly start to lose interest, it's not alway problems in the home, start monitoring those teachers, start popping up to see if they are really teaching those classes. They should be held accountable. Parent involvement not good, some teacher won't communicate with parents-we're not psychic, Attendance record wrong, Help our kids, please care
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

George Wythe has come a long way! Education is what you make it. The school is often stereotype as the typical inner city high school and I am here to say that is absolutely incorrect. The staff at Wythe is caring and sincere about what the students walk away with from their curriculum and the students are more and more getting in tuned to wanting to be the best they can be. Principal Pappy is the man at the helm and is respected by both his staff and the student body. Hats off to Wythe....Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

this school has improve a lot over the years.
—Submitted by a student


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.
  • 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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Algebra II

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Reading

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Writing

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
92%
World Geography

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
World History I

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

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 I

All Students59%
Female students63%
Male students56%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English59%

Algebra II

All Students77%
Female students74%
Male students83%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Biology

All Students60%
Female students60%
Male students60%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female students76%
Male students88%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

Earth Science

All Students65%
Female students61%
Male students72%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

English: Reading

All Students74%
Female students74%
Male students75%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students91%
Male students79%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Geometry

All Students28%
Female students26%
Male students32%
Black students27%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English29%

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 Students71%
Female students70%
Male students72%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

World Geography

All Students58%
Female students50%
Male students66%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

World History I

All Students56%
Female students44%
Male students69%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

World History II

All Students68%
Female students66%
Male students72%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities71%
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

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Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Reva Green Jr.

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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4314 Crutchfield St
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 780-5037

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