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First Colonial High School

Public | 9-12 | 2021 students

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted September 21, 2003

This is a very fine high school. Most especially I have been impressed with how my student has become involved in the activities offered by First Colonial. The instrumental music programs are wonderful and have given my daughter a chance to excel and to participate in events and performances she would never have been able to in our previous school. As a junior this year she had so many advanced placement courses to choose from, she was actually disappointed that she could only take 8 classes! The administration is student centered and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Algebra II

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Reading

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

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
English: Writing

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

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
World Geography

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
87%
World History I

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

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
92%
World History II

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students62%
Female students63%
Male students61%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial45%
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

Algebra II

All Students75%
Female students75%
Male students75%
Black students62%
Asian students83%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial87%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Biology

All Students88%
Female students86%
Male students89%
Black students64%
Asian students91%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial91%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English89%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female students91%
Male students94%
Black students79%
Asian students100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial100%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Earth Science

All Students74%
Female students71%
Male students77%
Black students55%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial76%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Reading

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students93%
Black students83%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial86%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students91%
Female students92%
Male students90%
Black students73%
Asian students100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial81%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

Geometry

All Students84%
Female students84%
Male students85%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial85%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

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 Students84%
Female students82%
Male students87%
Black students72%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial67%
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

World Geography

All Students98%
Female students98%
Male students98%
Black students88%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

World History I

All Students84%
Female students80%
Male students87%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial83%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

World History II

All Students88%
Female students83%
Male students93%
Black students68%
Asian students90%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial84%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
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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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Nancy Farrell
Fax number
  • (757) 496-6719

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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