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Tabb High School

Public | 9-12 | 1142 students

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Posted August 27, 2013

I'm a student at Tabb right now, this is my second year at the school and overall I like the school. It's small coming from someone who's used to the city (Baltimore), but socially, I think that the school is okay. It's more the students that dictate it. You just have to find the right group for you, and not fall into groups that aren't particularly the best like I did. School is mainly about learning though and when it comes to that, I like the school. There are some teachers though, that from my experience, honestly don't care about the average student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2011

My steadfast opinion of the school is as follows: They are more concerned with SOL results than student success. They are more concerned with regulation conformity than finding a better process. The average parent has no real voice, only the fundraisers and PTA supporters. Their counselors do not hold themselves accountable for their mistakes and are unwilling to compromise for the best interest of the student. They are too quick to point out and fall back on credentials and status when confronted with issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Tabb High is a great academic school with great athletics.


Posted March 26, 2010

I attended Tabb as well as 4 other High Schools and Tabb was defitnately the best as far as teachers, learning, clubs, sports, and discapline. We did not have a huge truency problem nor a problem with drugs etc. The teachers seemed to genuinly care as long as the student showed potential or like he/she cared and wanted to be there. There were lots of cliques but it was not a Super big problem and I had friends in many cliques. I am glad to hear that this school is still doing great and I would definately send my children or recommend other family and friends to this school!


Posted December 20, 2009

as a student at tabb high school, I can say that a majority if these reviews are extremely innacurate. There is not one student at Tabb that is not involved with there own group of friends, and as a primarily military family school al of the students are very welcoming. As one of the reviews said about 'backstabbing' what high school doesent have some form of drama or disagreements. As a student that has been to 4 different high schools in 3 years I will say with all honesty that tabb is an extremely great enviroment socially and academically for any student, social or anti social, advanced or in normal classses. I am in all normal classes and in no way do the regular classes not push academics well enough. So I reccomend before posting a review about a school you do youre research first. Thank you
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2009

for academics tabb is fine. but when it comes to your students happiness i do not recomend this school. there are alot of cliques, and backstabbing is a normal thing. Unless your child is ready for people to constantly talk crap about them, then do not go to tabb.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2009

Just left Tabb due to a transfer to Colorado. When the new counselor reviewed his transcripts she was amazed at the academic rigor of Tabb High. My child only has to complete 1 english class and 1 civic class to graduate. The requirements in VA and at Tabb far exceed those in Colorado. Good news when leaving Virginia, but bad news when transferring into the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2009

I used to go to Tabb and my first impression was WOW this school is pretty small. Socially, the school isn't great because of the social circles. Your either allowed into one or not. There isn't a circle for every person unfortunately. Academically the school is pretty great. There are some pretty outstanding teachers there like the AP US History teacher, Ms. Terndrup. But there are some exceptions. Some of the teachers, I am not going to name any one, are just a waste of space and need to retire because their teaching skills are lacking.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

As a military family, overall, Tabb HS has been the best my children have attended. Unfortunately, they are lagging in technology. A student must be enrolled in advanced classes to get the best of the academic offerings. The regular classes do not push academics enough, and the students are very disruptive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

It's an okay school. There are a few excellent teachers, and a few not so great teachers. The biggest problem is with the new principal, who while enforcing a few rules that needed to be enforced, as an overall attitude of disrespct for her students and teachers. Sports are so-so, and extracurriculars are fairly varied.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

Most of the teachers really do care and want the students to learn beyond the SOL requirement. The prinicpal has not been there long and seems want to maintain the positive image of ther school. Like any school there are some issues with discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

Don't let the test scores fool ya. The teachers here don't really push you to suceed. As long as you pass the sol's they don't care what happens to ya.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2005

Wonderful school. In safe country setting. Lot's of extracurricular activities for students. Teachers listen. Active involved parents groups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Tabb High is a very wonderful high school. They offer a wide choice of AP classes that really challenge students(that's what colleges want.) It was recently listed in the list of the top 1,000 high schools in the country. There are many extracurricular activities. Tabb High is in the high ranks with the sports teams. Parent involvement is always a high priority at this school. Parents play a big part in the way things run in this school. I know many other adults who struggle to find a home in the Tabb district all the way from other states. This school is highly recommended.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Algebra II

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Earth Science

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
English: Reading

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
English: Writing

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
World Geography

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
World History I

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
World History II

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students77%
Female students81%
Male students73%
Black students70%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White students76%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English77%

Algebra II

All Students88%
Female students86%
Male students90%
Black students80%
Asian students100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial88%
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Biology

All Students95%
Female students93%
Male students98%
Black students86%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students96%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English95%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female students99%
Male students98%
Black students96%
Asian students100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students90%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Reading

All Students93%
Female students96%
Male students89%
Black students92%
Asian students94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial96%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

English: Writing

All Students93%
Female students97%
Male students89%
Black students88%
Asian students94%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial95%
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English94%

Geometry

All Students84%
Female students85%
Male students83%
Black students71%
Asian students100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial85%
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

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 students92%
Male students93%
Black students85%
Asian students100%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial92%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

World Geography

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
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%

World History I

All Students91%
Female students88%
Male students94%
Black students86%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial89%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

World History II

All Students89%
Female students87%
Male students91%
Black students83%
Asian students100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial92%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
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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4431 Big Bethel Rd
Yorktown, VA 23693
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