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Fort Vancouver High School

Public | 9-12 | 1421 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted May 15, 2014

i love Fort! the students and teachers are the most amazing and welcoming humans i know. despite living in poverty, Fort students live in union and support each other. teachers are the most supportive when students struggle and they are just wonderful. i am proud to be a Trapper!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2014

My School is a place where everyone gets to learn, and where positive attitudes are shown. Yes, we may not be in the most wealthiest areas, but we are all alike, which is what helps us bond and become closer. We show great spirit and Color war is amazing, but most certainly, all the staff is very communicable and helpful. Fort Vancouver also give us students the opportunity to get interested in something we love' whether its through our Welding, Medical or Culinary programs, or if its just for the classes, we are all loved and treated just as we want to be. Our ASB program is outstanding too! We love to have fun on morning announcements. We are one gracious student body.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2013

it was so good for my son! he loved it, the teachers were kind and helpful. the other kids were so respectful, I'm so glad my son went here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

I went to Fort all four years, and not because I was forced to. Fort is BY FAR one of the best schools a kid can go to. If they've never tried a sport this is the perfect place to try anything out. Every student is welcoming and respectful. The teachers care so much about their students and teaching. Mr. Parker is the current principal at Fort and he and mr. Hanson (the athletic director) are focused on making fort a better school and turning around all these rumors about fort. Fort is an incredible school. Don't believe the student rumors you hear. NONE OF THEM are true. They might not be the best at sports but that's because all the "INCREDIBLE" athletes get boundary exceptions to play for other schools. Have you heard about Moch Trial winning State? Or the Medical Arts Magnet traveling the country because of their skills? Stop judging the school by the rumors. Walk in with an open mind and open your eyes to what a great school Fort is. Everyone is so sweet and supportive of each other. If athletes couldn't get boundary exceptions for sports fort would be better in athletics. BUT at least the students currently there are trying! They've got the best sportsmanship and passion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2011

The ratings on this site are irrelevant. Reviews and ratings of this school go back over six years. Quality of schools can fluctuate radically over such a period; student bodies are dynamic, staff and administration fluctuate, and district sociodemographics change markedly. I spent some time in Vancouver soon after this new school was built -- at the time it was in a less populated part of town. I visited Vancouver about a year ago and the school was in the middle of urban sprawl. Times change. Schools change. Create a website that accounts for these factors.


Posted September 24, 2010

This school is great! Ihave a son that was have some problems at a diferent school and he was accepted here and the staff really cares about my son's education and how he can succeed at this school and they have let me know how to help and will keep me in the loop on how he is doing. Thank you Trappers for caring for your students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

My sister graduated from this school, and all I can say is that good things happen there. It's a wonderful place to learn.


Posted February 23, 2010

My son had a choice of Fort Vancouver HS or Columbia River since his father and I live in two different boundaries. I am so happy that he chose Fort. We have had the best experience at this school! The administration staff is the best, the teachers are well educated and caring, and the students are all and all good kids! It has been a very positive time for us all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

Fort isn t as bad as a school as everyone makes it out to be, I attend Fort now and I must say I am glad we are getting more students to participate in the school community. We have many great teachers like Mr. Finnie, Mr. Angel, Mr. Esparza, Mr. Dunning, Mrs. Monek, and Mr. Griffin. We have a wonderful diverse culture at our school also. Many programs are offered to us here that the other high schools do not have. Fort is a great place to get an education. They have a nice culinary class, broadcasting program, legal magnet, and medical magnet. It may not be the best high school in Vancouver but it s not a bad school as everyone makes it out to be. I am glad I decided to go to Fort Vancouver for my senior year. I have learned so many things about myself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

My old school cares about the students of all races and religions. They have a flag for several different countries in the cafeteria as well when you walk through the main doors they have welcome in several different languages to make all feel welcome. They also have Pat Hernandez right inside the main door. She can tell you were you need to go as well as attendence for your child. This school rocks. They really care about making all feel welcome and wanted!!!


Posted January 24, 2008

This is my first year at Fort and I am finding the staff and students to be incredible. We have a lot to overcome, but the tenacity of the students is by far the best I have seen in my career as an administrator. I am proud to be a part of a team that really cares about what happens to kids. And to work with kids who really want to do what it takes to succeed. Go Trappers!


Posted October 16, 2007

this is by far the best school I've ever ben too, and I've ben thrown a round a lot in L.A. The welding shop is the last shop class in the district, and we are lucky to have a teacher like Mr.Richards in the shop he's always there when we need help, we need to preserve these things like shop classes because I know it's getting me thru school. I used to skip school all the time, but no more, I'm getting that diploma.I thank shop for that. p.s. Mr.Richards you rock!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2007

I really liked attending this school overall. It occasionally had its problems, I think they handled them well the majority of the time. One of the best things about Fort currently are the staff, especially Leah Baker, Phyllis Sprague, and Jason Galvas. They helped me learn so much last year, and although their classes were challenging, it was worth it. Attend Fort if you get the chance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2007

I am a graduat of fort class of 2007, and i have to say i loved my time there! The teachers were great they really wanted their students to do well. Mr. Galvas was the best! His way of teaching really stuck out and really worked, everyone in my class passed! The students are very nice too! And school spirit is always in effect. If you are looking for a well rounded school than fort is the place to go. Dont beleve what people say go check it out for yourself. Go Trappers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

Fort isnt as bad as a school as everyone makes it out to be, I attend fort now.and I must say i am glad we are getting a new principal. We do however have many great teachers.and a wonderful diverse culture at our school. and many programs are offered here that the other high schools do not have. It may not be the best high school in vancouver but its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I am glad i decided to go to fort vancouver for my high school education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

i am so happy that my daughter came to fort.thank you for everyting that you have done
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

I don't get why everyone is saying Fort is such a bad school. You get out of it what you put in to it. Fort is an great place to get an education. They have a nice culinary class, brodcasting program,, leagal magnet, and medical magnet. I couldn't imagine going to any other school. Our sports may not be that great, but we sure do have a lot of spirit!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 11, 2006

Fort has a principal who is striving to build community among staff and students and raise the academic standard by asking staff and students to grow. The school assemblies are full of spirit and good energy. Many excellent, caring, and 'serious about school,' teachers and administrators work tirelessly to reach out to students of several different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. They stand together in hardship, as well. Overall, this school does have challenges, but, with the cards they've been dealt, the faculty is playing to win every hand! - C.B.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 3, 2006

Fort Vancouver high school is a disgrace to the Vancouver school district. The principal is definitely not the right person for the job. She enforces pointless restrictions and focuses on the unimportant conflicts. The sports program is the WORST. Many coaches from all areas say that the students come to Fort with real potential and natural talent but then is somehow lost. Also, the counselor has not helped my daughter one bit. The teachers vary. Some are ok but others talk or sit all period, my daughter not learning a single thing. Just a waste of time. Overall, the school is a failure. That's my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

this is a great school!!!!!!!
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
17%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
18%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
36%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
17%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students47%
Female57%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander50%
White50%
Low income46%
Not low income50%
Special education50%
Not special education47%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income64%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students90%
Female95%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Low income96%
Not low income80%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students16%
Female14%
Male18%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Low income16%
Not low income14%
Special education13%
Not special education16%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students41%
Female35%
Male48%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander22%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income35%
Not low income58%
Special education45%
Not special education40%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students45%
Female40%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian36%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income41%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students15%
Female21%
Male6%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Low income16%
Not low income12%
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students24%
Female15%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Low income12%
Not low income42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students17%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income18%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education17%
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

292 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

297 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Black45%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income66%
Not low income86%
Special education46%
Not special education75%
Limited English34%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female84%
Male64%
Black52%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income72%
Not low income82%
Special education52%
Not special education78%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 60%
Hispanic 27% 20%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 116%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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