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Halifax County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1716 students

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Posted July 12, 2012

The High School has majority for the staff doesn't care about every student just the elite students. Even the school board is bias of the students and parents. They can't guarantee the safety of every student. One of my son's friend got attacked and the Administartion was very slow to react, because the attacker was gone before they got there. It's so bad, I'm sending my kids to another county to get a better education and a safer environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

I moved here from north and love the fact that this is a naturally integrated school population. No more fights than a normal school. The staff is on top of behavioral issues. My son was being picked on on the bus and I called the school the next day and the problem was solved by the vice principal. The teachers and counselors are supportive and root for your child to succeed. There are lots of activities. It's a good school, especially considering it's in a rural area. One of my children has gone on to a major university and my other one has two more years. I am satisfied with the education they received from HCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Halifax Co. High School is a great school. They are #1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

Halifax County High is overall an okay high school for students in our area. There are numerous clubs and extracurricular activities to participate in, but not as many as other high schools. A lot of the teachers do care at the school, but the students don't seem very motivated to work. Halifax County High does offer College Level courses through DCC, but I am surprised that they don't offer AP classes which is what the majority of high schools offer. One major factor that contributes negatively to the school are the students themselves. There are numerous fights, but that is to be expected at many high schools. Overall, i'd give HCHS a 4 out of 10.
—Submitted by a student


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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Algebra II

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Earth Science

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

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
English: Reading

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
97%
World Geography

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

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
World History I

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
World History II

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students70%
Female students74%
Male students65%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Algebra II

All Students75%
Female students78%
Male students71%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students82%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Biology

All Students66%
Female students69%
Male students62%
Black students51%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female students77%
Male students78%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

Earth Science

All Students76%
Female students74%
Male students77%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

English: Reading

All Students84%
Female students86%
Male students83%
Black students78%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

English: Writing

All Students86%
Female students90%
Male students83%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Geometry

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students68%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students77%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

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 Students88%
Female students84%
Male students91%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

World Geography

All Students78%
Female students74%
Male students81%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

World History I

All Students72%
Female students76%
Male students67%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

World History II

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students91%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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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P.O. Box 310
South Boston, VA 24592
Phone: (434) 572-4977

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