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York High School

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Posted April 12, 2014

My son has went to this school for the last two years. He seems to like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

The school is hardly perfect, but a good community, hard-working and enthusiastic teachers, i can't attest to how terrible the school may have been years back according to the previous reviews, but honestly the academic system is varied enough to give students challenge, standard classes are average as they DO give an adequate workload. There are some negatives, like many schools, standards classes aren't challenging the students to critically analyze works of literature, or get the "Big Picture" of history. The advanced courses challenging as the teachers strive to push students to do the work instead of giving in to student pressure like MANY other schools do. The AP courses provide a good challenge and aren't easy passes. Though to the bathroom vandalism criticisms, however its less actually breaking of the property, and mostly random words drawn on the stalls in markers, a trait common to most public schools. The staff itself however, can be generally unorganized as often students will be confused about how exams are handed out and how students are informed about general issues, such as fees for AP exams, occasionally contradicting their statements involving payment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2011

Excellent teachers, Parents that care, and a stoked and serious group of young people. They want to be someone someday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

If you plan on having you child in the International Baccalaureate program, advise you have them in this school's program from the beginning, transferring from another schools IB program to this one has caused *undue hardship* due to the differences between it's "particulars" and other IB programs we've been enrolled in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My daughter is in the IB program at York. We started out the school year this year on a rough start. With intervention of the guidance counselor, one of the Vice Principals and her teacher and her teacher's colleagues, we were able to address the issues, come to a resolution and get her back on track to where she needs to be. The curriculum is definitely challenging, the opportunities in classes and extracurricular activities are immense. The choir director is amazing and so are the ROTC instructors. Your child can find somewhere to fit in here and will thrive while engaging in all YHS has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

This is a good school if your child is an IB student because teachers pay close attention to them . And because of law and NCLB, your special ed student would do well here, too. If you have a kid in the 'middle'---forget it. They become disenchanted and disinterested in school because they don't fit into the two categories above. This school really needs to treat all students more equally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

York is a school with a lot of potential, however the current principal is not committed to improving the school. The school day begins too early for the kids. Too many of the teachers are not child centered, more concerned with guarding grades than creating successful kids. A recent renovation has proven to be a joke, just check out the locker rooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

The academic programs and teach involvement is what prompted us to move to York High School district when we relocated from Hawaii. I have one special needs child who received the attention that was required for her to obtain a 'regular' diploma. I can honestly say that she would have not graduated had it not been for the program in this school. My son has been involved in the marching band and music program. He has also been involved in the JROTC program. I have seen him mature under the tutelage of these teachers. The AP Program that is offered is going to assist him as he goes onto college after he graduates in 2008. If any one is looking for a top notch high school for their children, York High is it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

My child is a senior at York, an advanced placement student, college bound next year. I object to much about the school. Overinvolved parents exercise undue influence on athletic department decisions and access to other opportunities. As noted by a previous poster, these parents' behavior is not addressed by the principal even when it negatively affects students. School hours begin and end too early, resulting in sleepy adolescents who get out of school in the early afternoon, long before working parents come home. In general the school does not well accomodate working parents. The guidance counselor I've had contact with seems apathetic toward students. Many students I've known have been allowed to fall through the cracks, with no one stepping forward with the message that the school cares about them or their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2007

My son is a 9th grader at York. I have been very impressed with the dedication of the staff towards its students and parents. Even during the recent renovations, the school's focus remained on a strong academic program and student safety. I would highly recommend this school. Go Falcons!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

Academic program is about average compared to other schools. (My children have attended schools that would definately rank higher than York) Extra-C. activities are also average. I was diappointed in the amount of unsportsmanlike and disrespectful behavior from not only students but parents as well during activities. School officials (principal included)was not supportive or willing to have this particular issue or any other issue addressed that I had as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

Academically, not very good. A loot of vandalism prevails in the restrooms. Go with a private school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 22, 2005

My child is in the International Baccalaureate program at York High and I love this program and the high school. I feel my daughter is getting an excellent education here. The teachers are wonderful as well as the guidance she is receiving. They all seem to really care about the students future. The band program is one of the best there is. The parents are very involved in school programs. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This school is absolutely wonderful! They have the best teachers and respectful students. Also, York has the premiere athletes.
—Submitted by an administrator


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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra II

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 86% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Reading

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
World Geography

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
World History I

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
World History II

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

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 Students66%
Female students71%
Male students63%
Black students57%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students65%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Algebra II

All Students72%
Female students72%
Male students73%
Black students83%
Asian students83%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial38%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

Biology

All Students87%
Female students92%
Male students83%
Black students70%
Asian students100%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial79%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female students93%
Male students89%
Black students89%
Asian students94%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial89%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English91%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Female students88%
Male students90%
Black students60%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%

English: Reading

All Students92%
Female students96%
Male students87%
Black students86%
Asian students85%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial89%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English92%

English: Writing

All Students90%
Female students96%
Male students83%
Black students68%
Asian students92%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
White students91%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English90%

Geometry

All Students72%
Female students71%
Male students73%
Black students46%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English72%

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 Students87%
Female students86%
Male students88%
Black students62%
Asian students92%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial100%
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

World Geography

All Students98%
Female students97%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students98%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English98%

World History I

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students83%
Black students70%
Asian students100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial89%
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%

World History II

All Students76%
Female students75%
Male students78%
Black students55%
Asian students88%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial67%
White students78%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English76%
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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Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kendra Crump
Fax number
  • (855) 369-2614

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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