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Jamestown High School

Public | 9-12 | 1186 students

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2011:
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Posted Friday, September 26, 2014

Jamestown is an excellent school with great counselors and offering of classes. My son is taking many AP classes as a 10th grader but the school is very accomodating and supportive in offering options to further excel for the rest of the grades he has left in high school. School is safe and sports teams are competitive. The best school in WJCC system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

My third child is now attending Jamestown and loves it. The first two are both doing great at college. The teachers at Jamestown high are second to none and the student body is accepting to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

My son had an absolutely amazing high school experience at JHS. The principal, who is now retires, was a classy, smart and attentive leader. With the exception of one teacher, the teachers are caring, smart, and there to help the kids. My son now attends a "public Ivy League" University and left JHS with 22 college credit hours, all of which were incredibly helpful with the exception AP US History and AP Human Geography both of which were easy classes, but just extremely poorly taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2011

OK rating on test scores, but I would not send my child to this school. Parents are not contacted when problems arise between students - even when parents try to be involved. I was very surprised considering the nice area. Some of the teachers do not put the time in to helping students who request extra help after school. They suggest paying for a tutor. Lots of opportunity on paper. IMO - shady.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

Attending Jamestown High School prepared me to excel in college. I had caring teachers who challenged me and an excellent guidance counselor who encouraged me take hard classes and try new electives like choir and journalism. Did I mention that they are also strong in sports and extracurriculars? JHS is a fantastic school that provides a quality education via caring teachers.


Posted July 8, 2009

I find this school annoying and unsatisfactory in classes. Sure, it has a variety, but the teachers are ignorant and sit and do nothing while getting paid everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2009

I just transferred to this school, and it is extremely easy compared to my previous school. Next year I am switching to a private school. I would recommend, if it is an option, to send your children there as well. Jamestown's teachers do not teach; they give. One must learn on their own, and some teachers are frustrated when asked questions. It really is not a great school. I am easily getting straight A's with hard courses, like intensified English and AP human.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

JHS has a strong emphasis for college prep and AP classes. Teachers seem committed to ensuring student acedemic success with after school labs and stugy groups. Drama and Choir excel due to excellent department leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

Overall, an excellent school. Outstanding curriculum rivals that of a small college. Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) emphasize core courses. Outstanding atheletic programs - State Champs in Girls Basketball and Boys Swimming. Close to the College of William & Mary with some interaction. Great principal.
—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.

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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra II

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Reading

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Writing

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
World Geography

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
World History I

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
World History II

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students74%
Female students76%
Male students73%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Algebra II

All Students87%
Female students84%
Male students89%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial100%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Biology

All Students86%
Female students87%
Male students86%
Black students69%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial94%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female students99%
Male students98%
Black students93%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students99%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Female students89%
Male students90%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Reading

All Students94%
Female students95%
Male students94%
Black students81%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White students97%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students93%
Male students87%
Black students62%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Geometry

All Students82%
Female students81%
Male students84%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial93%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%

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 Students92%
Female students90%
Male students96%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World Geography

All Students92%
Female students90%
Male students94%
Black students78%
Asian students100%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English93%

World History I

All Students85%
Female students89%
Male students81%
Black students63%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities88%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

World History II

All Students88%
Female students88%
Male students89%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial92%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities89%
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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3751 John Tyler Hwy
Williamsburg, VA 23135
Phone: (757) 259-3600

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