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William Byrd High School

Public | 9-12 | 1131 students

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Posted July 7, 2014

Many good kids and caring teachers! Administration is a joke! Needs to be replaced! It's a three ring circus there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I'm currently enrolled at WBHS as a junior this year, and I have to be honest-- I do not like this school as a whole. There are MANY problems with bullying. Most teachers are nice and friendly, but do very little to stop bullying. I've even been in classes where students picked at the teacher. Administration is normally pleasant to deal with (as long as you're not a trouble student). My experience is my own, but if you're considering a school in Roanoke County, you may want to look at your other choices first.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

Great students, great community, great faculty & staff!


Posted August 31, 2008

I am an alumni of WBHS (Class of 2008) and I loved the entire 4 years I was there. The teachers are amazing and make learning fun. WB is really big on the sports. In 2007, the football team won the Blue Ridge District which was a big moment in the school's history. Byrd was the best school I was ever in and I am sad that I am no longer a student there. Dr. Turner is a great principal and makes sure each student gets the education they deserve. Byrd has so many different extracirricular activities including clubs, sports, and JROTC. Every student can find someone there to become their best friend. As Dr. Turner would say 'Accept Only The Best At WBHS'.


Posted February 26, 2008

I give this school an 8. Strong on sports and extracurricular activities, especially the arts and JROTC
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

I am so happy that my child goes to this school. She is very happy. The teachers really make it fun to learn. The enviroment is great. Parents are really involved.
—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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra II

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Earth Science

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Reading

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
World Geography

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
World History I

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students69%
Female students70%
Male students69%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Algebra II

All Students72%
Female students75%
Male students68%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students71%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Biology

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students87%
Black students82%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female students88%
Male students84%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students91%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial95%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

English: Reading

All Students93%
Female students95%
Male students91%
Black students84%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students87%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial82%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female students90%
Male students88%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

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 Students94%
Female students92%
Male students97%
Black students94%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

World Geography

All Students88%
Female students85%
Male students90%
Black students85%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial88%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World History I

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

World History II

All Students90%
Female students85%
Male students96%
Black students80%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%
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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