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Landstown High School

Public | 9-12 | 2398 students

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Posted April 7, 2014

School is very good, second child going here. One went during football years and she did well. Second just came over from different academy and feels better education at home school and more welcome. Not seperated by academy or place and teachers are good. You have college course's and get that out of the way now-great! School has order to it and is safe and students are nice and welcoming at events. Feel nice coming to events people talk to you here. Nice school and teachers are good and classes are in order.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

Great school! Beautiful building, great teachers and principal. Lots of different types of kids in the student body. Many AP offerings, its a Govenor's STEM school, and they have the Techonology Academy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

My boys have had an excellent experience at Landstown, the teachers always offered to stay late & help them or let them make up missed work. They care about the students! Security is excellent! The teachers & staff are excellent! So much that every year for Christmas & the end of the year, I'd buy a bunch of gift cards to different restaurants & give them to staff! My youngest is a senior this year, honor roll all 4 years!! He couldn't have done that without teachers going above & beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

My child attended the academy. School is very large so children can easily get off track, few of the teachers will intervene to help. Guidance is overwhelmed and mostly impossible to get help, or anything that will assist the student. Some teachers care but most are just putting in their shift. The academy coordinator is the least helpful of anyone I have ever met in the VB school system. Worst part is that the students don't like her and avoid dealing with her. Wasted position as kids do need support in such a big school. Can't recommend this except for a very mature, self motivated student but of course most 15 year old aren't there yet. The focus is very much on after school activites, which may be difficult for out of zone academy students. High turnover in administration areas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

As a former student of the Academy I can say the academics are useful but the adminstration plays favorites. Be prepared if your student doesn't fall into a mold of Christian and "normal" for them to be heavily builled and don't expect help from adminstration. They will go so far as to ignore physical violence against religious minorities and openly post Christian material. Would be alright if it was a *private* school.


Posted March 23, 2010

While the school does seem to be more focused on after-school activities, academics are paid a reasonable amount of attention too. Some of the teachers are less apt to assist the student, and the staff does seem to let these cries go a little unsupervised, overall my child was able to be successful, and I consider her an average student. They just expect a student to be more responsible at this stage, and I concur.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

School focused on sports and not academics. If you are a good student and follow the rules you will get ignored and put aside. Attention is focused on bad behaving students thus getting rewarded for not causing trouble. Administration is not only unhelpful but its the reason i rate this school so low. There is a few teachers that go above and beyond to help students. But there are also some teachers i had trouble understanding even speak proper English let alone teach math. My parents had to help me in multiple classes because of this. Poor policies such as punishing kids for skipping classes by giving them out of school suspension thus making them miss more.Lack of attention is the reason i would never send my kids to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2009

School focused on sports and not academics. If you are a good student and follow the rules you will get ignored and put aside. Attention is focused on bad behaving students thus getting rewarded for not causing trouble. Administration is not only unhelpful but its the reason i rate this school so low. There is a few teachers that go above and beyond to help students. But there are also some teachers i had trouble understanding even speak proper English let alone teach math. My parents had to help me in multiple classes because of this. Poor policies such as punishing kids for skipping classes by giving them out of school suspension thus making them miss more.Lack of attention is the reason i would never send my kids to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

They are very concerned for our childrens safety excellent teachers and disciplined
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

So the school really isnt that bad. Many programs are very good and beneficial however some are not. Some of the rules are also very stupid and it seems that security enforces the dumb rules rather than the important ones. I do like the teacers and the teaching styles but of course its school so im not going to be ecstatic
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2009

So the school really isnt that bad. Many programs are very good and beneficial however some are not. Some of the rules are also very stupid and it seems that security enforces the dumb rules rather than the important ones. I do like the teacers and the teaching styles but of course its school so im not going to be ecstatic
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

This school is most excellent, I love it! and the parent involvement is great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

My child moved moved out of this school to a neighborhood school after 2 years in the Academy. The academy was very weak and the same classes could be taken at his home school. The administration was aloof and unprepared. We had to correct the councelor's recommendation of classes so our son would be on the path to graduate with the requirements for a diploma. Parents were constantly being discouraged from partisipating in their child's decisions about course as if teens are ready to do all their future planning themselves. Then parents were berated for not helping out enough with school activities. Some great teachers are there so one can get a good education if they want it but don't seek out this school. It's not worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

Recently we had a mjor shooting hoax on Leap year, and although many did not show up, although the ones who did were comforted by the authority of the teachers, not the adminstration or school board. The teachers were able to calmly conduct a class, and ease any rumors. The school is excellent!~!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

I have 3 children, after the reditricting, the second 2 were sent to Landstown. I was at first reluctant, but in the 3rd year of being at this school, I am very happy. My kids have a diverse group of friends, are involved with extra curricular activities and yes SPORTS. I feel the teachers are as good as if not better than other beach schools. My kids are thriving and happy. Believe me when I tell you that the 'good ol boy' system is not part of this school that exists in some other beach schools! For that I am happy.:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

In response to the February 18th review, I would venture to say that this review was made by a misgruntled student posing to be an angry parent. The majority of the teacher are obiviously happy in the work environment at Landstown. Whether they are lead by the spirt of the Lord or just plain concern for our country's future, they are doing what needs to be done to set the children up for success. I've notice a big difference in my daughters maturity level since joining this school. She has never had trouble with her grades, but this year she seems to have more purpose. I appreciate that and I vote we make sure the teachers get a handsome raise at Landstowne for their continued success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

The post on February 18, 2007 is totally incorrect. This parent obviously has no control of his kid, if she goes home every day 4th block. It is not the security's issuse to run out and stop kids from leaving. There are a lot that have 4th block off and go home. I can personally say, If my kid transferred to another school, he would have the same backpack, regardless what school was on it. That is few and far between of other kids having other schools backpacks. This parent is an idiot and is trying to tarnish a schools reputation with issues he can control, including assuring his daughter does not skip 4th block. It seems like he allows this behavior. Not sure why?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

Most teachers are top notch; excellent gifted resources; great counselors; involved admin that the students respect. Have not heard any gang related issues except to say that this is a national issue. This school has zero tolerance for criminal behavior and they do back that up. My child feels safe at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2007

From my family's point of view, Landstown is a state-of-the-art school that looks impressive on the outside, but totally cliche and a slap in the face on the inside. All three of my children have begged and pleaded me to transfer them back to their previous school. They don't feel challenged, they get away easily with not doing some of their homework, and the security is too slack. My daughter has confessed to skipping her lunch block(4th block) to go home almost every day, and she has never been stopped by any of the security guards. I visited the school a couple of times, and I was amazed by how the school spirit from the kids is for other local schools. I've seen multiple Green Run and Salem bookbags, multiple Hickory Sweatshirts, and alot of other High School spirit items walking around Landstown. I'm not satisfied at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

Warning to parents of special needs kiddos - be READY to advocate in behalf of your child and NEVER back down or give in & KNOW YOUR CHILD'S RIGHTS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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  • 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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra II

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

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
English: Reading

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

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
English: Writing

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

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 77% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

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Virginia and United States History

The state average for Virginia and United States History was 86% in 2013.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
World Geography

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
World History I

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
93%
World History II

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
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 students76%
Male students63%
Black students63%
Asian students91%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial67%
White students70%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English68%

Algebra II

All Students74%
Female students72%
Male students75%
Black students62%
Asian students81%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial81%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English74%

Biology

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students86%
Black students74%
Asian students89%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial94%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female students86%
Male students94%
Black students84%
Asian students95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial96%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Earth Science

All Students74%
Female students73%
Male students76%
Black students61%
Asian students75%
Hispanic88%
Multiracial91%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

English: Reading

All Students91%
Female students93%
Male students90%
Black students85%
Asian students95%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial98%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

English: Writing

All Students91%
Female students95%
Male students87%
Black students84%
Asian students94%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial94%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female students73%
Male students79%
Black students57%
Asian students87%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial77%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%

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 Students86%
Female students82%
Male students90%
Black students77%
Asian students87%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial91%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

World Geography

All Students93%
Female students94%
Male students93%
Black students84%
Asian students91%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World History I

All Students77%
Female students70%
Male students83%
Black students65%
Asian students91%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial83%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English78%

World History II

All Students82%
Female students74%
Male students88%
Black students69%
Asian students92%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial87%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
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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  • Mr. Brian K. Matney
Fax number
  • (757) 468-1860

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  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

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  • Orchestra
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