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Spotsylvania, VA
Students enrolled: 1,198

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6701 Smith Station Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

(540) 898-4445
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July 07, 2015
My children both attended this school and I have to say, the staff, administration, teachers and parental involvement are impressive

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April 10, 2014
This school stinks if you have kids in need of special help. No child should be left begging for a 504 plan when it is so blatantly obvious a child has a learning disability.

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September 03, 2012
I'm a junior at Courtland High School and I have to say that I enjoy it more every year. The fine arts program is amazing and fun and the academic side of school isn't too bad either. Yes I've had bad teachers, but there are also many fantastic teachers who truly care about each and every student. It's a pretty diverse school in terms of behavior where half the kids are well behaved, while the other half are loud, obnoxious potheads! Overall I love my school and I can tell that most others do too by how much school spirit we have. Go cougars!

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2011
My son is in his second year at Courtland and has had a great experience. I can say he has had one math teacher that has been below our expectations. He is very challenged with his AP courses and the teachers truly push the kids to excel. This school has great community support and a great group of kids!!!

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May 16, 2011
I graduated from Courtland in 2008 and I had a wonderful experience. I remain in touch with many teachers that all positively impacted my life. One negative is the math program, but the english teachers are wonderful and Mr. Helsley of the chemistry department can't be beat!

- submitted by a community member

February 10, 2009
I am currently a sophomore here. I may have only been here for about a year and a half but I really enjoy going to this school. The music program is excellent (happen to be a member of the Courtland High School Orchestra), there is a lot of school spirit, academics are decent, and there are plenty of extracurricular activities provided here. So far I have had wonderful teachers. I believe I will enjoy the rest of my high school career here.

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February 03, 2009
I'm a junior here and my high school exsperience has been miserable. The teachers are okay but there are none of them I'll probably remember as being spectacular. Last year in drivers ed instead of learning something that was actually useful, like say maybe those road signs we have to know to get our permits, we watched drunk driving video after drunk driving video. I don't get the impression any of my classmates were paying attention to these videos anyways so it was really a waste of time. I would say the students here are pretty obnoxious and irritating my chemistry class is a zoo, everyone talks over the teacher and nobodies paying attention. I had a similar problem in my freshman algebra class so it's really no wonder that I have gotten low c's in both classes. I can't wait to graduate and get out of here.

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February 03, 2009
I've gone to this school for three years and I haven't gotten anything satisfactory from it. My grades have dropped to C's and D's when they were mostly A's and B's in middle school. This school is particularly lacking in the math department I haven't got a single good math teacher since I've been here, which is just fantastic since math is my weakest subject. I don't feel like my teachers really care too much about my grades especially since I don't play sports. Drivers Ed. was a completely useless class. We spent six months watching drunk driving videos that no one paid attention to. It got really old hearing how so-and-so's brother got killed by a drunk driver to the point where I really didn't care. The students can be pretty obnoxious. Overall I can't wait to graduate and leave this place.

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July 10, 2007
I am a sophmore at Courtland High School, and so far things here are great. The teachers and staff are friendly, the acedemics are above average, and the sports here are excellent. Courtland has a welcome home kind of feeling. I love this school. :] *Class of 2010* Go Cougars! -Frankie Mattero

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April 30, 2007
I have a senior and have now spent 4 years getting to know the school. Like anything it is what you make out of it. The principal and Asst. Principals are awesome. The guidance staff has also been excellent. My son has participated in many of the sports and clubs. He has had a great senior year and he was excepted to his top two choices for college. Parents blame everything on everyone else and forget to see how they can work as a team with the school to make the high school years a success. It is so important to have parental involvement, join the PTSA, work concessions for the band, go to guidance and see what you could do it could be as easy as folding Newsletters. It helps you get a better handle on what is happening and who the kids are at school. Thank you Courtland H.S.

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April 16, 2007
I am a student at courtland high, courtland is probally one of the best schools in the state,all my teachers really care and they are all involved with every student, no student is singled out, if I could picc any school to attend, it would be courtland.

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March 13, 2006
I have a junior, there are many ways I judge the school. He is athletic and involved in clubs at Courtland. Since 9th grade when he put his foot in the door he has loved it and grown under the teachers, administrators, guidance and coaches. He is learning about committment in football. The school feels like an extension of my community and though it can be challenging with the teachers I have found it to be a pleasant experience. I thought it would be such a transition for him from Middle school and have been pleasantly surprised. Kids come to the 9th grade lacking skills and a foundation they need to continue HS courses,it takes some extra help or tutoring. I rate the school excellent.

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August 03, 2005
I have had three sons at Courtland, the oldest graduated and the other 2 are presently attending. I would like to see more teacher communication with both the students and the parents as far as how the students can improve. The school is overcrowded but the staff and teachers are doing a good job overall. The coaches are great and they take a great interest on how the atheletes are doing academically as well as physically. I feel it is the best school in the county.

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September 25, 2004
Being a student that walks the halls everyday, I see overcrowding as a problem, while it is not as bad as it was last year before Riverbend opened. The staff is good and tries to help, but can be overwhelmed at times. The best time to seek help is when the administration can be spoken with one on one. The student body varies widely, from great students to those who fight to get out. The advanced classes are challenging but regular class tend to focus on only passing the SOLs. Sports are great, usually playing for district and region championships. Overall, Courtland is like most other schools, the student decides how well the four years will go.

- submitted by a student

August 02, 2004
By the principals own admission this school is overcrowded with not enough administrators. My daughter is going in to the 10th grade and I am seriously considering an all girl private school. She says students who are not to disruptive are placed in the back of the classroom to sleep or 'whatever'. Drugs are a problem as well.

- submitted by a parent
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Courtland High School
6701 Smith Station Rd, Spotsylvania, VA  22553
(540) 898-4445
Last modified Courtland High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Courtland High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top