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Cave Spring High School

Public | 9-12 | 850 students

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Posted December 22, 2013

Most teachers are wonderful here, but my kid has come home very upset, because she feels some teachers don't treat her with respect. *cough *cough Larry Hill
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

I went to cave spring and enjoyed it. The curriculum itself is really strong. I think that they probably prepare you for college better than most schools. I don't know what people are talking about when it comes to fighting, this school is made up of a bunch of rich white kids and there is the occasional verbal argument and maybe one fist fight among the very few lower class kids that go to this school, it is VERY safe. I wouldn't suggest transferring your kids here if they have gone to other high schools, especially out of state because most people I know who did that had a very hard time passing classes, as for me, I started kindergarten in this school district and had straight A's throughout high school and currently attend VCU with a 3.3 GPA. So, long story short, start your kids in the area if you are considering this school at all. If you live in this school district do not pay for private school because the public schools are just as good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2010

Cave Spring is amazing. It is very easy to get along with other students and become friends. The teachers are very nice and there are plenty of chances to get help one on one. My mom went to Cave Spring as well and she loved it too. Some people may think that it is hard to pass classes there but the teachers really make sure that you understand everything. I am passing all of my classes with no trouble. I noticed that someone commented saying that there is alot of violence at school. There really isn't. In the 3 years that I have been going here, I havn't heard of that many fights. All around Cave Spring High is an amazing school and I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2010

I attended this school in the late 90's into 2001. In my experience the academics were top notch for a public school education. Cave spring consistently scores well on standarized testing and highly on the average SAT score. More than just scores, Cave Spring sends a lot of kids to college and a very high percent of those graduate as well. As a parent and someone that lives in the northern va area where public schools would do anything to be like Cave Spring, appreciate what you have in Roanoke County. Its safe, constructive, and consistent. If you really think its bad or tough at Cave Spring, come and view schools in Herndon, Sterling, or Fairfax, VA. These are some of the richest counties in the United States and they have as much as 40% of high school students affiliated with gangs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I'm a parent of a sophomore that goes here. She is always coming home telling me about a fight that took place and i'm not sure if I like what i'm hearing. I'm thinking about transfering her to a safer school like Hidden Valley. I've heard no complaints of violence from friends who have children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

I like Cave Spring because it is very diverse and has many fun people. Any group of friends one could think of is here. The teachers are a little old and fast paced but it is very challenging. Our sports are great, basketball was the state champions this year. Overall, fine school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

Sports is awful at Cave Spring since the creation of Hidden Valley High. Almost all students flock to get into the new high school leaving this old run down school in the dust. Most of the teachers left to teach at the new high school providing a weak system for the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2008

Cave Spring High School has excellent academics, sports, and other activities that prepare high school students for life. This school takes a skill of a student and uses it to the maximum by helping the kids make a way for themselves and by helping them get into a college, usually of the student's choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Excellent academic programs and availability of advanced courses. Lots of activities for students to get involved in. Great parent involvement, teachers excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Cave Spring High School, is a wonderful school who focuses on making our children positive members of society. High emphasis on academics, athletics and truly cares about our children and making them see what they can truly accomplish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Academic programs sound impressive, but faculty quality is weak and administration sees its job as protecting its teachers not educating students or listening to parents. On the athletic side, there's football and then everything else. Minor sports have little funding and there's no vision to start new sports, like lacrosse, which is growing all around the area.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Reading

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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

 
 
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
World Geography

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
World History I

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students94%
Female students100%
Male students89%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

Biology

All Students96%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female students97%
Male students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Earth Science

All Students99%
Female students99%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

English: Reading

All Students96%
Female students99%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students96%
Male students90%
Black students70%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female students95%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

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 Students98%
Female students97%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities94%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

World Geography

All Students97%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%

World History I

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World History II

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%
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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3712 Chaparral Dr
Roanoke, VA 24018
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