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Glenvar High School

Public | 9-12 | 575 students

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Posted September 26, 2010

My daughter is a student at GHS, and I am very pleased overall with the quality of education she is receiving, as well as the environment at the school. To my mind, the school performs well because of PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT and evenly applied and appropriate disciplinary action on the part of school administration - as is necessary to maintain an atmosphere where learning can occur . Nonetheless, as parents we CAN DO BETTER. Those of us who try to stay up to speed with what's going on in our kids' classrooms, discuss continually the importance of school achievement and hold our KIDS accountable - rather than pointing fingers at teachers and administrators for failing to parent our children - we need to make our voices heard. And while we're at it - we may find an hour or two to mentor kids whose parents are asleep at the wheel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

It was my first school after coming to US. Great teachers and always for help when needed. Good staff and given me well guidance for choosing other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

I am a student here and I love this school every one gets along fine. Don't worry staff here is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

We have had a child in the Middle School for the past 2 years now and have had a great time with the staff and Principal's. We have had the best time and have found everyone above standard in meeting all the needs of our children. We are very much looking forward to High School at Glenvar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

Glenvar can be a great school . However over the past 4 years the lack of leadership has taken it below sdanders. Most parents are reluctant to speak up for fear of reprizial.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Algebra II

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Reading

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
World Geography

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
World History I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students83%
Female students87%
Male students80%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Algebra II

All Students93%
Female students91%
Male students95%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Biology

All Students94%
Female students92%
Male students96%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Earth Science

All Students98%
Female students95%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

English: Reading

All Students96%
Female students98%
Male students93%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students97%
Male students90%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Geometry

All Students94%
Female students88%
Male students98%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

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 students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities94%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

World Geography

All Students96%
Female students92%
Male students99%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

World History I

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 II

All Students97%
Female students93%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English97%
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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