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Bluestone High School

Public | 9-12 | 637 students

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Posted October 17, 2011

I find that the school could possibly give more assistance with helping the parents and students with choosing the right classes early in their high school education . These choices affect the students ability to gain college acceptance. Also The school could provide more guidance with all aspects of the college requirements so a student will know what is needed before senior year. Overall I find the teachers are usually very good, and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

Teachers, administration and guidance work hard to provide a good educational setting. More parent involvement with the school and discipling their children would be helpful.


Posted January 15, 2009

Eduction is such an important factor in adolescent life you would think schools, despite being in a rural area, would have the capacity to raise young minds. Bluestone entirely lacks the support group and knowlege needed to leave this area of little job availibilty. I would not recommend that any parent send their child to grow up in such an immature evironment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2004

First of all, the place of education is horrible in many ways. It protanes many acts as idiotic & chooses to refer students to suspension other than review of their current academic status. The principal chooses educators, or teachers, based on college education, but the teachers lack the brain to determine knowledge in their students. The only factor of positivity in this education institution is part of the student-to-student interaction which displays kindness, unlike what the movies show as kids constanly getting picked up & beat up. Overall, horrible school for the poor education teachings.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra II

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
English: Reading

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
90%
World History I

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
97%
World History II

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
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 students54%
Male students61%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students67%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English58%

Algebra II

All Students82%
Female students80%
Male students86%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Biology

All Students69%
Female students73%
Male students64%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Chemistry

All Students54%
Female students51%
Male students62%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English54%

Earth Science

All Students56%
Female students59%
Male students54%
Black students36%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English56%

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students88%
Black students79%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students83%
Female students88%
Male students76%
Black students73%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

Geometry

All Students51%
Female students56%
Male students45%
Black students34%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students61%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English51%

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 Students86%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students76%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

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 Students79%
Female students76%
Male students82%
Black students66%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English79%

World History II

All Students73%
Female students74%
Male students72%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%
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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Kristy Somerville

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6825 Skipwith Road
Skipwith, VA 23968
Phone: (434) 372-5177

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