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Freedom High School

Public | 9-12 | 1543 students

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Posted March 12, 2013

The school is becoming much better with the atmosphere the new principal is creating. My child is doing very in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

New principal is really making a difference, school academics are improving dramatically as evidenced by state exams and SAT scores coming in. Great atmoshphere and school spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

My two children are faring well in college, thanks to the academic program of Loudoun County. They are each placed in upper level courses in both English and Math, even though one child did not place as extremely high as the other in SATs, they are each holding their own and doing great! We experienced Freedom High School from its formative years, and saw the natural negative human reactions to any changes that the principal made, but if you open your minds to it, the changes are based on founded reasons, and not to be taken personally against the principal. Teachers should offer extra credit in order to engage the students into studying the subject material, but please note that extra credit is often not offered in college classes. Suggestion for the Guidance Department to filter in topics of career choices on an every day basis, so these students may be more certain of their academic paths if pursuing college vs. technical paths.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

Clean & new building but very poor academically. Not challenging at all. I feel that the kids are not being prepared effectively for the cut throat competitive world outside, that they have to excel in, in order to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

Freedom High School has poor leadership and a very poor math department. Most parents are so frustrated that they have contacted the Principal and her boss but there has been no change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This a great school I have ever seen before. The teachers and administrators are very dedicated. They really work very hard.


Posted September 16, 2009

Freedom High School is an excellent school with great learning environment. Teachers and other administrative staff are very helpful. My 11th grades is attending this school and doing really great. One of the best schools in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

As of now the school is relatively decent, faculty works hard to help students learn (some just for the money). The school being new has some struggles though in the athletic department. Overall though it is a school you would wan to attend each day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

The principal rarley interacts with the students. the teachers have no clue what they are teaching as they are fresh out of college, the extracurricular activities are good but there are not enought parents to help out, and the discipline at this school is unfair and unjust
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

I think that the school is just okay. it is not excellent, nor is it terrible. Some of the teachers are amazing, others seem to be teaching for the cash not because they want us to learn. I feel the administration is okay, some folks in it though seem like they do not care about the school, and it feels like there is a lack of community at this school. overall it is an alright school, hoever most students at school do not seem to enjoy it. creating a real lack of school spirit with in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

I think the school and the teachers forget we have a life sometimes becauase of the work overload..also some teachers take th discipline too far just because thy dont know how to control a class..bt i like a couple of my teachers that can relate to th students and it is nice to hear that from them at times
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

Freedom is well run and provides an excellant program for all kinds of students. The faculty is very strong and the students enjoy the learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

Freedom High school is fabulous! We came from an overseas DOD school and have very high expectations for our children's academic future. We love the staff and cirriculum and our son just got accepeted to Princton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

It is a good school...needs more work in acknowledging and embracing diversity. People of color soon will a majority group, however, the administration, staff and teachers do not reflect that yet! Parents are truly evolved in making a difference in Freedom High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

The other students and some of the teachers are nice, but the general rules and restrictions on the student body are overbearing. I just don't like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

This school is a very good school to attend. Students are well disciplined and get a good education, as well as extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

Fairly reasonable school, though as a new school, still working out the kinks with athletic staff and availability of AP classes. Comments sometimes found at 'Loudoun Schools Feedback', at http://www.dullessouthonline.com/loudoun_schools/index.html .
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Algebra II

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Reading

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

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
English: Writing

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

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students52%
Female students58%
Male students48%
Black students38%
Asian students50%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficient students42%
Proficient in English53%

Algebra II

All Students73%
Female students72%
Male students73%
Black students52%
Asian students87%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial75%
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Biology

All Students93%
Female students93%
Male students92%
Black students76%
Asian students95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial90%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient students71%
Proficient in English93%

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female students96%
Male students95%
Black students82%
Asian students95%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Earth Science

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students95%
Black students86%
Asian students91%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial94%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient students60%
Proficient in English95%

English: Reading

All Students97%
Female students99%
Male students94%
Black students94%
Asian students96%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English97%

English: Writing

All Students96%
Female students98%
Male students94%
Black students92%
Asian students99%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students90%
Proficient in English96%

Geometry

All Students79%
Female students82%
Male students74%
Black students59%
Asian students85%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial81%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English79%

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 Students95%
Female students95%
Male students95%
Black students97%
Asian students91%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial96%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient students64%
Proficient in English96%

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 Students97%
Female students97%
Male students98%
Black students100%
Asian students98%
Hispanic97%
Multiracial94%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English97%

World History II

All Students91%
Female students86%
Male students97%
Black students88%
Asian students90%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial83%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%
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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  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School Leader's name
  • Douglas Fulton

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
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  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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25450 Riding Center Drive
South Riding, VA 20152
Phone: (703) 957-4300

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