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Strasburg High School

Public | 9-12 | 704 students

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Posted March 9, 2012

I love Strasburg HS. We moved to the area from Northern VA in 2005 because of the schools there. I have had one child graduate from the school and another is currently enrolled there. Next year I will have two in the school. My child had no problems getting accepted to a university. The school is clean and well maintained. Strasburg is noted for its sports programs but they do a great job academically too. There are Standards of Learning in Virginia and Strasburg HS is fully accredited in Virginia. My children have participated in sports, drama, band, FCCLA, Girls State. The Band has an excellent instructor and they brought back top awards in the state competitions last year. The community is very supportive of the school. Most of them are alumni. The disciplinary actions noted in another review were blown way out of proportion by the writer. There is a zero tolerance policy in effect at all the county schools and the students were informed of the possible penalties well in advance. I am very happy with my children attending this high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

All around, Strasburg lacks a great deal of leadership. First and foremost, Strasburg's main focus is sports. If you are not related to a faculty member or do not play a sport, Strasburg High School does not care what you do. If a student falls off track, the school does nothing to help them. If anything the administration pushes them further away. The faculty and staff gossip and talk amongst themselves constantly. The town is small, so in a way it is inevitable. Teachers will punish students they don't like based on rumors. The disciplinary actions are terrible. For ex: Students at the high school have always "dipped" during school time for years. Just recently administration has taken the initiative to rid the school of such acts by suspending a high number of its students. Some of the students who had just made sports teams were kicked off a day after tryouts due to the matter. Overall, this is a terrible school as of right now. In the future, if they get a principal who knows how to deal with all types of children and not just athletes and honor students I'm sure things will improve however, its not looking up for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

june 30, 2009 I am not impressed with strasburg high school. the review on this website says 14 students per teacher thats not true my child attends strasburg high and the class rooms are over filled and in the cafeteria at lunch there are not enough chairs for the kids to sit down and eat their lunch. most of the teachers do a good job I have few complaints about the teachers, however the administration of the school could be more organized and have a better communication with the student body. Sports is at the forefront of this school, there needs to be a better balance for music and arts programs.It would really be great if academics were the forefront of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

Great school! My son was in school in Warren County and we moved to Strasburg, he was failing when in Warren County and very behind, it was a fight everyday to make him go to school, he now makes A's & B's and loves school! We have since moved back to Warren County after living in Strasburg for 3 years, and my son is still going to school at Strasburg High School, I'm more than happy to pay the tution fee, it's well worth it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

It's a great school and my kids love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

We moved here from Illinois three years ago.We love the school. The school is small but very big on extra curricular activities and parent involvement is encouraged. Teachers have a good relationship with the kids because of it being a smaller school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

The leadership at this school is a bit weak, to say the least. Recently, the Principal 'resigned' in the middle of the week and no information is being released as to the reason. Last June, the longterm Guidance Dept Secretary's 'contract' was not renewed for an 18th year. She was a gem and a great help to students when making plans for college. Now, it seems that the school is operating with major administrative handicaps and the students are the ones to suffer. The current Guidance Dept staff is not functioning in top form. As an example, we found out about the PSAT tests a day too late, and my 11th grader will not have another chance to take it.
—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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Algebra II

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Earth Science

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
English: Reading

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
World Geography

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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World History I

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students72%
Female students77%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Algebra II

All Students72%
Female students68%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Biology

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female students98%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English96%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

English: Reading

All Students87%
Female students93%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

English: Writing

All Students85%
Female students95%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female students79%
Male students81%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English80%

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 Students83%
Female students79%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

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 Students82%
Female students88%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

World History II

All Students86%
Female students83%
Male students88%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
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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250 Ram Drive
Strasburg, VA 22657
Phone: (540) 465-5195

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