Hampton Roads High School Rankings 2015

Does your child’s education make the grade? We’ve compiled all the facts and figures you need to determine which Coastal Virginia public high schools are at the head of the class.

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About our chart:

Virginia public schools receive annual accountability ratings based on the performance of students on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other statewide assessments. Schools in which students meet or exceed all achievement objectives established by the Virginia Board of Education are rated as Fully Accredited (FA).

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires states to establish annual measurable objectives (AMOs) for raising overall reading and mathematics achievement and the achievement of student subgroups. Virginia has established AMOs designed to reduce proficiency gaps between high- and low-performing schools within six years. Schools must develop and implement improvement plans to raise the achievement of student subgroups not meeting annual objectives.

Several Hampton Roads high schools are IB (International Baccalaureate) schools, which means they are able to offer students a special curriculum that strives to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. In those select schools, our chart indicates the percentage of the student population enrolled in the IB program.

The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a curriculum sponsored by the College Board which offers standardized courses to high school students that are generally recognized to be equivalent to undergraduate courses in college. Our chart indicates the percentage of the student population that has taken an AP exam.

Statistics were gleaned from the Virginia Department of Education website.

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