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Hermitage High School

Public | 9-12 | 1723 students

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Posted February 21, 2014

I am currently a sophmore at Hermitage and I have to say it has been THE WORST experience of my life. I dread every morning I have to wake up and go there. I cannot stand it here the students are so ghetto, loud and obnoxious. A good amount of them come from Wilder Middle so I am not surprised. The teachers dont teach anything my spanish teacher just sits at her desk on the computer and gives us busy work and my other teachers just simply dont know what they are doing. Anytime a teacher is willing to let a student pull out their cell phones and take pictures with them is saying something. The teachers dont do anything about bullying when they see it and I have honestly seen teachers talk bad about them right infront of them. The lunch is horrific, the administrators dont enforce any rules. In all honestly I cant say one good thing about this school other than the football team. Most of my friends go to Glen Allen HS which makes even more upset so if anyone can tell me how to get out of Hermitage and go there I would be extremely thankful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2013

i am currently a freshman at hermitage and its really fun here. its a very popular school the teachers here worry about your education and try to help you in anyway they can. they have so many sports and activities you can get into to be a better person in school you also have to keep your grades up to be in those activities and sports so its a very good tool to try your best in school. overall hermitage is the best school in the county. GOBIGHERM!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2013

Great School!, Great Location, Love the surrounding area and neighborhoods, Fantastic resources and building. Love the Teachers! Can't say enough about this place
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

I am a senior, I've attended all four years, and it's a school unlike any other. While there are some definite structural issues that need tending to (leaky roofing, etc) and the classrooms can get pretty crowded, it's a great environment. 30+ students in an AP class is a little much, since Glen Allen opened to relieve the crowding problem, and yet we still face that issue. My teachers have always been reliable and helpful when I needed them. Their 20th History class is unlike any other. The administrators hardly have any purpose besides monitoring the commons and herding kids to class in the morning. I can't really take them seriously, since fights are a constant regardless and our windows get broken regularly. Hermitage certainly has character as far as schools go. It's been a good four years, only a semester to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2012

I've had a poor experience at Hermitage these past four years. The administrators tend to be bullies and have treated me like I've done something wrong, even though I've never even had a detention. My guidance counselor has changed every year and they have too many students to really help me as an individual. Classes are incredibly overcrowded. No AP class should have thirty five students. I was also unable to take several classes because they were full and instead was placed in lower levels. The school also cares too much about the football team/players. One boy from the football team skipped school and the administration didn't do anything because it was football season. They also care more about the Humanities students than they do the rest of the population, whether you take advanced classes or regular. A girl I know from the Humanities Center was able to get into a class that my guidance counselor told me was full while I was placed in a study hall. When the guidance department messed up my schedule, it took me almost a month to get out of classes I hadn t signed up for and into the ones I had. I m glad I m almost done here and only have one semester left.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2012

I love my Art1 Class my teacher is really nice, I'm painting and making paper mache so far.I am a freshmen at this school and showed up in sometime in October.I don't like my Algebria 1 teacher she's kinda mean.She doesn't allow kids to talk period.I know some teachers allow kids to quietly talk after we do our days work,but she doesn't.I'm really lonely in that class.What makes it worst is that she's my 5 period so I have everyday.But that's school right. 21th Century History sounds boring,but it's really fun,my teacher in that class demonstrate the history and instead of learning things like in actual history, he/she tells us new things everyday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2011

This is my sons 1st year at Herm n so far we are pleased. The teachers and staff really seem to care n that each student succeeds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

Great teachers, advanced placement classes. Good students and administrators
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

I love this school to death, the art classes are VERY nice, the art teachers are also very awesome. There are teachers that don't care, I know, and there is foul language. But you are going to be around that a LOT in the world. It's something you can't escape. And I haven't known a lot of fights, though I've heard talk of some. And this place is just a very nice place to be with your friends and learn. I am becoming a Sophomore this year, 2010, but I know the school from also my brother's point of view. This place can build lasting friendships, trust, you can even bond with your teachers! I bonded with a few teachers actually, and it's just....awesome. I really can't say enough about this school. No matter WHAT negative comment this school gets, it's better than what other schools can be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2010

Sad,but true. Administrators make excuses for the students. Afraid of students and what will happen probably.


Posted April 8, 2010

My child hates this school and so do I. The teachers don't care about the students and there are constant fights and foul language that gets ignored by teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

I am a sophmore at Hermitage High School. I have enjoyed my time at the school so far. The atheletics at this school are above average. The football team is outstanding which makes it fun to go to the games. The only negative is the teachers are sub-par. Some are very good teachers, but others make it impossible to learn. Overall, I am happy I am going to Hermitage and wouldn't want to go anywhere else. GO BIG HERM!!! I<3 Flowers :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2009

I am currently a student at Hermitage. There is nothing to complain about at this school. The extra cirrcular activities are fabulous, there is always more than enough going on. The diversity is something that makes us unique from other area high schools. The overcrowding is not an issue, class size remains smalls. The football team is amazing, the marching band is fabulous. Hermitage provides quality education, while giving students a taste of the real world. I love it there and would not switch schools for anything. GO BIG HERM!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

Despite the fact that everyone says that Hermitage is overcrowded, it is a good school. I think everyone gets used to the massive crowds of students by this time of the year anyway. I've also heard that Hermitage has a bad reputation and is a 'thug school.' This is far from true and many students at Hermitage get annoyed with ignorant people who say this and don't even go to this school. Hermitage is the most diverse school in Henrico County and I enjoy the wide range of personalities and cultures. Big Herm Trivia: Hermitage has the largest concrete football stadium in the state. It is the largest school (and most populated) in the region. The Marching Panthers are ranked third in the state. Over 4,000 people are in the building everyday. There are 97 languages spoken at Hermitage.--What's not to love about this school??
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

I think that the school is good, but the teachers are rude to the students, teachers think just because they are older they can treat younger people with disrespect. If you do something wrong you get in trouble, if you do something well, it goes unreconzied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

I can't complain much about the old herm. Especially with the fact that I can't go past a 150 words. In truth, I can't adequately describe this school without going past that limit. I'll just say this: it's underrated by its students. Most of the teachers are willing to work with the students, and its social environment provides a place where anyone could belong with its own sort of 'melting pot'. The classes span a large variety and the principal seems just as involved as the rest of the staff. My only complaint could be the design of the building, not supporting its population of students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

I think Hermitage High School has a very nice work ethic.I love going there because I think the teachers are nice and work their hardest to teach us the right things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

School administrators can be dismissive and incomprehensible at times when they are most needed. New principal is unsatisfactory and instead of simply doing her job, wants to befriend the students. Even this schools teachers are ridiculous in their actions towards students and towards homework/classwork assignments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

No one said we didn't like Hermitage! I go there and would not go to any other school if someone paid me too, but it is way overcrowded in the front hallway..... esp in the morning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

I am a half time student at hermitage and go to henrico in the mornings. I have seen two different campuses and got to experience two different high schools so far. When people talk about hermitage being 'overcrowded' they are just over exxagerating. it is rediculous to hear people talking about hermitage being 'over crowded'. sure, in the back hallway its a little jammed sometimes but the crowd of people keeps moving. its not like people are just stopped in the hallway talking. some are, but 99% of the time you can just walk around groups of people. it is a totally lie when a student tells you that they cant get to class on time due to over crowding. it amazes me how some people over exagerate and scare parents and students into moving so they dont have to go to Herm. I can honestly say that I love Herm!!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra II

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Reading

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

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
History and Social Science

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

2013

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Virginia and United States History

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
World Geography

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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World History I

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%
World History II

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

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students58%
Female students63%
Male students53%
Black students60%
Asian students67%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White students53%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English58%

Algebra II

All Students73%
Female students74%
Male students72%
Black students68%
Asian students80%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Biology

All Students84%
Female students86%
Male students82%
Black students81%
Asian students93%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English86%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female students86%
Male students91%
Black students83%
Asian students100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students75%
Female students74%
Male students76%
Black students70%
Asian students85%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial73%
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English76%

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students89%
Male students84%
Black students84%
Asian students86%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient students53%
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students75%
Female students82%
Male students70%
Black students73%
Asian students77%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English77%

Geometry

All Students65%
Female students67%
Male students64%
Black students57%
Asian students88%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient students36%
Proficient in English66%

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 Students83%
Female students81%
Male students85%
Black students80%
Asian students87%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students47%
Proficient in English85%

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 Students87%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students85%
Asian students100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial82%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students77%
Proficient in English87%

World History II

All Students86%
Female students83%
Male students92%
Black students81%
Asian students93%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial90%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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Richmond, VA 23228
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