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Vinton, VA
Students enrolled: 1,131

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2902 Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179

(540) 890-3090
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Map of William Byrd High School address.
August 18, 2014
I agree with the last reviewer -- the administration is not doing a good job, and has turned a deaf ear towards toxic mold in the building making students sick. In 2007, William Byrd tested positive for toxic mold -- the public was never fully informed of the toxic nature of testing. My son tested positive for Stachybotrys chartarum (black mold) after attending William Byrd. He had seizure like symptoms, worsened asthma, pneumonia, and stopped breathing during one of the twitching episodes at school. By the way, toxins (mycotoxins) produced by molds have been studied for use as a biological weapon -- that's how toxic this stuff is. Very scary. Parents should be aware that their children could also get sick (infected) from toxic mold.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 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
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
no rating October 05, 2009
Great students, great community, great faculty & staff!

- submitted by a community member
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'.

- submitted by a community member
June 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 26, 2008
I give this school an 8. Strong on sports and extracurricular activities, especially the arts and JROTC

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 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

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William Byrd High School
2902 Washington Ave, Vinton, VA  24179
(540) 890-3090
Last modified William Byrd High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William Byrd High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top