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2700 Mattaponi Ave
West Point, VA 23181

(804) 843-3630
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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!

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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.

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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

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?)

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March 09, 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 student

June 07, 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

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.

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West Point High School
2700 Mattaponi Ave, West Point, VA  23181
(804) 843-3630
Last modified West Point High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Point High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top