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Hidden Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1060 students

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Posted October 13, 2014

Great teachers, great school spirit, clean, organized. My son is a freshman and he loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

Dis-compassionate, unkind, with bullies for teachers. The best thing for a child attending this school to survive is to go unnoticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

Honestly, I would not recommend this high school. Event though the academics are fenominal, the students are not. A lot of drama occurs at this school, not only for me but for other students as well. The students are not polite.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2010

I graduated from Hidden Valley a few years ago, and I honestly feel very prepared for life after high school. I took AP and Duel level courses, and I feel sometimes these classes were harder than classes I have taken in college since they met everyday. Hidden Valley is extremely competitive in academics and sports. This can be a good or a bad thing. Schools in this part of Roanoke, VA are biased towards students who are rich and good athletes, yet students who do work hard can excel here, regardless of their background. Of course, some teachers also just focus on students passing the Virginia SOL tests. Overall, especially compared to other schools in cities I have lived in, it is a great school in a safe environment.


Posted July 31, 2009

this school is one of the better high schools in the county. administrative staff are nice, cafeteria staff are excellent, and some teachers are nice. they are definitely 'sol' bound. meaning everything they do is sol related. VERY HIGH ON SPORTS EXCEL IN ALL SPORTS ACTIVITIES....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

There is barely any fights, Our academics are all good with 95% or so passing sols, for the short time our school has been open we have had a good athletic program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2009

Safe school with a lot of opportunities. That being said, if you're looking for a challenge for your child look elsewhere. Coming from an '06 grad who has been through college: The parents run this school. Teachers are afraid to give students grades they deserve because parents demand their child receive high grades to attend top universities. The emphasis is on grades, not education. I can honestly say I was not very well prepared for college by most of the teachers in this school, and was able to breeze through without learning much of anything. With that being said, I had a great time and never felt unsafe. Send your kid here if you want them to go to college, send them elsewhere if you want them to get a good education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2009

My child is excelling at school, because of the curriculum and the excellent teachers at Hidden Valley. They are preparing the kids to succeed in college. There will always be those that complain that HV is too hard, has too much homework, or too many classes required for graduation.... but you or your child will be left behind in this global economy if you wish for an easier 'ride'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

My daughter loves this school! She is taking all advanced classes and is on sports team at the school. The Principal is very responsive, and almost all of her teachers are excellent. She's made many friends from all the grades and has not had any problems with bullying at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

I love Hidden Valley it is an amazing place. There are not any down falls. The only thing is that if you're not rich, you might as well not go
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2008

I hate this school it is horrible and to much work on my child and there is alot of classes for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

HVHS is excellent. I found thePrincipal, Ms. Stegall, to be very responsive, helpful and great to talk with. With very few exceptions, the teachers are all top notch and teaching toward a college curriculum. My daughter was very well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

New principal is vast improvement over the old. Unfortunately for my children, the size of the parents' bank account appears to be the most important thing at hiden valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I love this school. the teachers and administrative staff are so involved in sports, band, and the arts at hidden valley. people are very open minded and whatever kind of person you are, you can find a group of people that will accept you because hidden valley is very diverse. there are MANY different clubs and organizations that you can become apart of. Mrs. Stegal, the principal, is very supportive of all sports (or band). she attends many games, matches, meets, tournaments, and competitions on many different levels.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

There is a place for everyone to be involved in something here. Parental involvement is unprecedented, academics are highest in the district, and sports accolades are mounting after only 5 years. Fine arts participation in all areas is amazing, with over 20% of students in marching band (Virginia Honor Band). Key Club, Beta Club, and almost anything else you can imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

hidden valley is awesome. nothing in state of va compares. big ups to mass comm!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2006

Academics are good, really some of the best in the area. Administration has been not so good. Fortunately, the old principal has retired. Perhaps the new principal can improve the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

I have attended Hidden Valley High School for three years now and it is great. with an enrollment of aprox. 1200 students and more than 400 students involved with the music department (concert band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, marching band,stage/jazz band, instrumental ensemble, choir, and drama). if you are a student or a parent of a student that is interested in the fine arts, this is probably the best school in western Va for you. each student is issued a laptop computer for use in the classroom to expose students to technological advances that can put them above the average American in their computer know-how. Hidden Valley High School, now undergoing its 5th year open to students, is well underway in achieving academic success with over 93% of its students passing the Va standardized test, the Standers of Learning (SOL).
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2006

A shiny new building, but looks can be deceiving. Academics are good. There is plenty of room for improvement on other fronts, expecially leadership from the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

A stunning facility with a large host of opportunities for students to be involved with the school, from marching band to ultimate frisbee. Administration very open to suggestions, new ideas. Have had a lot of exposure to the teachers, including many not involved with my child, but I see a high level of motivation, dedication and job satisfaction among the staff. Any one who has been approached for special assistance has bent over backward to offer it or find someone who can. Very low level of violence/bullying, truancy. Students are overall respectful of the staff and other students. Average levels of drug/alcohol use. High, very high level of parent involvement in volunteer activites. Laptops issued to each freshman student for 4 yrs use.
—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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Reading

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
English: Writing

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
World Geography

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
World History I

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
World History II

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students74%
Female students71%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students74%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English73%

Algebra II

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Biology

All Students93%
Female students92%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students33%
Proficient in English96%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female students89%
Male students88%
Black students80%
Asian students88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial83%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

Earth Science

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black students82%
Asian students92%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient students80%
Proficient in English92%

English: Reading

All Students98%
Female students98%
Male students98%
Black students83%
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students82%
Proficient in English99%

English: Writing

All Students97%
Female students96%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities97%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Geometry

All Students90%
Female students90%
Male students90%
Black students79%
Asian students80%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English93%

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 Students94%
Female students92%
Male students96%
Black students82%
Asian students93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

World Geography

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

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 disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World History II

All Students93%
Female students90%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English95%
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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Roanoke, VA 24018
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