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West Point High School

Public | 9-12 | 254 students

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Posted May 22, 2007

Do not let the size of this school fool you, it is the little school that could. Although it's one of the smallest my children ever attended, it offers more academic courses and better teachers than some schools three times its size. We had to leave due to a job transfer and we miss the school and town terribly. I always wondered why out of town parents would pay tuition and drive long distances for their children to go to this public school, now I understand why. Get your children into this school while you can, the secret is out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2006

I paid tuition to put my two children through the West Point School system and feel it was money well spent. Both children felt they were prepared for college as well as the real world. Small class size and teachers who care about the kids. I do feel there should be more technical courses for students that do not wish to go to college, and the Town and area schools are now addressing this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

I recently attended West Point High School until I moved to Chesterfield County two years ago. After experiencing school outside of West Point I have to say that it is the most amazing school I have ever seen. The parent who commentated earlier in this forum about the 'misfits' is sadly mistaken. Not only is the school great but, if you cannot afford tuition, it may be worth it to move to the town.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2005

I moved my family to West Point a few years ago based solely on the reputation of the school. However, this school has been a huge disappointment. For kids who are naturally academically inclined (only 2 of mine were) or for parents that drive their kids to be overachievers maybe this is the school. Unfortunately, for those children who don't 'fit' the mold school life will not be a pleasant experience. For these 'misfits' daily public humiliation and belittling is the rule (by the teachers! and staff! not their peers). If your child has 'maturity' issues or is academically challenged avoid this school. Over the years there have been some teachers who have tried to make a difference but unfortunately they didn't 'fit' either. For a school this small the staff turnover rate is amazing, (message here?)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

I attended West Point a couple of years ago. It is truly a great school. I know how dedicated they are to the learning environment of each and every student. The parents are really involved with the programs involved around the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 7, 2004

This school is the only school in the town of West Point. The teachers are excellent, the courses are excellent, and class size is small. But the availability of classes is extremely limited. For instance, Statistics, Precalculus and C++ are offered the same period and not all courses are offered every year...the downside of a small school. In addition, the course offerings are primarily for the college-bound students, yet many of the students never complete college. Socially, many of the students have not lived outside the local area, so newcomers may have difficulty fitting in the town and the school. The peer pressure can be quite severe. Plenty for the students to become involved in and plenty to do after school...if you don't live in West Point, your child will not fit in very well unless they've been a tuition student since middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I attended this school 20 years ago, and now my child attends. This is the best school in a 45 mile radius. The teachers are concerned about the students and the students want to achieve the highest standards they can. There is always something going on and at least 95% of the students go on to college. I moved back to this area, so my child could attend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Algebra II

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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98%

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98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%
Earth Science

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English: Reading

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English: Writing

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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96%

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93%
World Geography

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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World History I

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

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

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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 Students93%
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Male students93%
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White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female students97%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
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Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Biology

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

Chemistry

All Students100%
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White students100%
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%

Earth Science

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
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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%

English: Reading

All Students99%
Female students98%
Male students100%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English99%

English: Writing

All Students94%
Female students93%
Male students95%
Black students100%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

History and Social Science

All Studentsn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Math

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Science

All Studentsn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Virginia and United States History

All Students94%
Female students94%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

World Geography

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

World History I

All Studentsn/a
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Black studentsn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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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 II

All Studentsn/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
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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2700 Mattaponi Ave
West Point, VA 23181
Phone: (804) 843-3630

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