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Armstrong High School

Public | 9-12 | 974 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

Armstrong High School is full of caring teachers and students who are willing and want to learn, unfortunately, there are always a few students, who make it bad, for the school as a whole. What would really make the school better, is to just put the kids who are disrespectful, violent and ignorant beyond measure out! Stop tolerating their foolishness, so the teachers can teach, and the students can learn. It is time to make the students and parents more accountable, and stop putting the total blame on teachers. As a parent, I have been inside Armstrong and seen teachers go the extra mile, with their time, patience and their money, to help the students. Armstrong isn't a perfect school, but it has the potential to be a great school, with the right support from the parents, students and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

I've been attending Armstrong for a year now and while the school as a whole itself isn't what it should be, most teachers are awesome! I wouldn't have expected to meet such warm, loving, caring people in such a violent place. I've gotten use to it and learned to avoid the drama, violence, peer pressure and the Gang affiliation. Being at Armstrong has taught me to control my temper and think about the best possible way to diffuse a situation. I'm not sure if I'm happy about attending the school but I'm sure I have learned very valuable lessons there . Lately, the school and student have made some improvements. I personally see my classmates more willingly eager to get involve in school, school activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2013

I've been attending Armstrong for three years now and while the school itself isn't what it should be, the teachers are awesome! I wouldn't have expected to meet such warm, loving, caring people in such a violent place. I've gotten use to it and learned to avoid the drama, violence, peer pressure and the Gang affiliation. Being at Armstrong has taught me to control my temper and think about the best possible way to diffuse a situation. I'm not sure if I'm happy about attending the school but I'm sure I have learned very valuable lessons there.


Posted July 25, 2013

This school is the absolute WORST school I have ever been to. Its dirty, bugs crawl all through the school, and the children are so disrespectful and rude. I will always downgrade this school because it is just that bad. The teachers don't care, and the principal doesn't do anything about it. There is also a very high rate of violence at that school. I have never been so scared to attend some place like I have with Armstrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

I think our school is a good school and no one should be afraid of us. We do have some intellegent students in our school. We also have a lot of smart people who makes wrong choices.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2008

i go to the myself and its alright for a high school in the city. There are also things that they could improve on as far as the teachers. Some of them aren't trained tyhe way they need to be in order to teach the curriculum in a way that everyone in the class understands what they're talking about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2004

Glad to have my daughter enrolled at JFK High School. Teachers and counselors work well to make my child be the best that she can. She ain't no great student, but a good one. I'm proud!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Algebra II

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
71%
Earth Science

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
English: Reading

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
English: Writing

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
81%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
86%
World History I

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
World History II

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students41%
Female students53%
Male students29%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English41%

Algebra II

All Students66%
Female students68%
Male students62%
Black students64%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Biology

All Students46%
Female students42%
Male students50%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English45%

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female students77%
Male students72%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Earth Science

All Students58%
Female students50%
Male students67%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

English: Reading

All Students68%
Female students71%
Male students65%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

English: Writing

All Students77%
Female students84%
Male students69%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Geometry

All Students17%
Female students16%
Male students19%
Black students16%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English17%

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 Students56%
Female students58%
Male students53%
Black students56%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

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 Students50%
Female students57%
Male students44%
Black students49%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English50%

World History II

All Students74%
Female students71%
Male students80%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities76%
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) 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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Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. April Hawkins

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Richmond, VA 23223
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