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Huguenot High School

Public | 9-12 | 1117 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

One of the better RPS schools. My daughter loves this school. There is a no-tolerance for bad behavior rule here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2012

I am happy that there will be a new principal. The outgoing principal cared only about himself and test scores. Let's hope the new principal actually aids the teachers and keeps the kids focused. There are some fantastic teachers at this school who have been consistently thwarted in doing their jobs by bad administration. It is hoped that this will improve.


Posted June 9, 2012

My son is a freshman at this school and at the beginning of the year the did not have a schedule, his bookbag and leather jacket was stolen out of his locker and of course the security camera saw nothing; and every other day there is a fight in the building. The principal promise the ninth grade students that if they passed their SOLS he would let them take a trip to six flags, but then he decided to cancel the trip without notifying the students. Besides his awesome guidance couselor Dr. Ward, and some of his teachers, I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

I personally graduated from this school with an Advanced Studies Diploma. The teachers are just fine. They take extra initiative if the child will let them. I do know that a lot of the students do come from poorer neighborhoods. I did, and there where no problems in the school. But one main issue is that Richmond City schools need more funding. The state needs to take some of the money from Henrico and Chesterfield and use it for the poorer kids, not just the 'rich kids'.


Posted March 23, 2009

School is what you make it. You really have to know your child and what's right for him/her. Huguenot was fine for my son, however, he has a strong personality and does not succumb to peer pressure. No matter where your child goes to school, as a parent, it's your responsibility to know what is going on -- know what's available; know where to find help in case you need it; make sure homework is getting done; make sure your child knows what is expected of him/her; attend parent/teacher conferences; get to know the teachers; get to know the guidance counselors; involve your child and yourself in extracurricular activities that you can participate in together and individually; and don't expect the school to do all of the work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I think this is a great school


Posted April 24, 2008

This school can be way better if it just had more involvment from teaches and parents. I wish it was better. I feel like I'm missing out on so much of my education. Not very diverse.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

its the best school in Richmond, VA
—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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra II

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
English: Reading

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Writing

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
93%
World Geography

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
64%
World History I

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
91%
World History II

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students37%
Female students31%
Male students43%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White students54%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English38%

Algebra II

All Students57%
Female students50%
Male students66%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students62%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English57%

Biology

All Students70%
Female students67%
Male students74%
Black students68%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English72%

Chemistry

All Students63%
Female students63%
Male students63%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Earth Science

All Students48%
Female students44%
Male students52%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students60%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficient students44%
Proficient in English48%

English: Reading

All Students69%
Female students64%
Male students74%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English70%

English: Writing

All Students56%
Female students55%
Male students58%
Black students48%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English55%

Geometry

All Students43%
Female students43%
Male students42%
Black students37%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English42%

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 Students79%
Female students76%
Male students83%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

World Geography

All Students58%
Female students55%
Male students61%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English59%

World History I

All Students43%
Female students47%
Male students39%
Black students38%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White studentsn/a
Students identified as economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English43%

World History II

All Students81%
Female students80%
Male students83%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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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Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jafar Barakat

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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7945 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 320-7967

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