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9-12
Public district
Richmond, VA
Students enrolled: 1,723
 

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8301 Hungary Spring Rd
Richmond, VA 23228

(804) 756-3000
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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

November 09, 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

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

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

February 03, 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

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.

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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

October 05, 2010
Great teachers, advanced placement classes. Good students and administrators

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August 07, 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

June 15, 2010
Sad,but true. Administrators make excuses for the students. Afraid of students and what will happen probably.

- submitted by a community member

April 08, 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

January 08, 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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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December 01, 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

November 03, 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

November 02, 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

July 21, 2008
I love attending Hermitage. I am going to be a senior this year and will be sad to leave. The administration has been so wonderful over the past three years, even with a new principal coming in. I have and will always be satisfied with my experience here. The overcrowding is really not that bad, actually.

- submitted by a student

January 25, 2008
im a junior at hermitage high school and i love going here. The best thing about hermitage is that it's very diverse school with many different kinds of people. There are many different extracurricular activities here and our sport teams are great. My teachers this year and very nice and helpful. The only downside is that the school is overcrowded. The halls are way too congested. Other than that, I'm very satisfied.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 07, 2007
This is a great community oriented high school. Sure you won't get the SAT results of a Godwin or Deep Run, but that simply comes with the territory. Rich schools such as those are always going to top the lists. Hermitage has a real character that those schools lack, and a diversity that will help kids later in life. There are great extracurricular activities, and the administration does a great job. The teachers are excellent, and the students have a great sense of commeraderie.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2007
I love Hermitage. I am a student there. The principal is pretty cool, but I feel that the disapline is not strict enough nor are the rules enforced. I also think that the teachers are not well informed of events going on at the school. Overall, it is a good school.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2007
I love big herm! I am a freshman here at hermitage high school and I love it here.The halls are crowded during class periods but you can just get use to that. The teachers are okay,some are better than others. There are so many activities here for you so you can't say that it is boring here.I play two sports here,volleball and varsity soccer and varstiy soccer is amazing this year even though it is over now. freshman class of 2010! -kristi

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2007
I am a current student at Hermitage. A Senior, actually. Things at this school are out of control. Each year, the class size gets bigger and bigger. It's really hard trying to get to class. The main hallway is always jammed. I'm very frustrated. Thank goodness I have only a few months left. Good luck!

- submitted by a student

September 20, 2006
The school year just started and I'm sorry to say that so far, I'm not impressed. It's too bad, as Hermitage is where I went to high school about a zillion years ago(Go,class of 77!). It's much too crowded, and my freshman daughter is having a hard time getting into the classes that she wants,basics like history,due to overcrowded classes. It's a shame, and I hope we can work things out before we get too far into the school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 23, 2005
hermitage is way to overcrowded. it is really hard to get threw the hallways. the classrooms are small and some of the ceiling tiles are growing mold. ther are too many studints in the school. they took away the basket ball courts to that they could put in trailers. hermitage is rediciulous.

- submitted by a student

October 21, 2005
I am currently a seniot at Hermitage High School. Hermitage is a great place to began your journey as a young adult, because there is so much to get involved in. Being that the school is over populated it makes it more challenging. Overall, Hermitage is very diverse and I believe that is its best quality.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2005
I am currently a freshman in Hermitage and I like it. The teachers are OK, and the principal is the best you can get. The one problem is the amount of students in the school. It is the most crowded school in Henrico County, which makes it almost impossible to get into a college, once the time comes, but I think once the district starts moving people to Tucker, it will be less crowded. Overall, it's a great school.

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2005
I currently attend this school and am sad to say over the past three years this school has become overpopulated and underachieved,to say the least. There are to many kids per teacher in most of my classes there are atleast 23+ students, and they recently added trailers on our basketball courts.

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Hermitage High School
8301 Hungary Spring Rd, Richmond, VA  23228
(804) 756-3000
Last modified Hermitage High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hermitage High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top