C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
An Achievable Dream Middle/High School is a public, magnet school located in Newport News, VA. It has 493 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
5720 Marshall Ave.
Newport News, VA 23605
Telephone
(757) 283-7820

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
970
69 responses
Average ACT
22
11 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,089
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Median Home Value
$189,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
493
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,103
Teachers in First/Second Year
25%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,957/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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An Achievable Dream Middle/High School Reviews

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I like that they are very supportive of your goals and dreams. The faculty and staff really do push you to be your best and aim high.However, there are some things that could be improved such as the amount of opportunities readily available. Only one foreign language is currently offered for students. There aren't a lot of in school activities available like drama, home economics, and such. Another disadvantage would have to be the strict uniform and dress code; students aren't allowed to truly express themselves through their clothing or hair. The cleanliness could be a bit better as well, but all in all it's a decent school.
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My experience at An Achievable Middle/High School has been good, because from middle school to Highschool they teach you very good skills about when having an job interview . To applying for college and have good equitte skills. I would like to change the food that is being served and how some teachers and administrators express themselves to students.
I personally didn't like it here. The staff are so rude, and when I was at the Academy, No one helped when I was bullied. EVEN MY 3RD GRADE TEACHER BULLIED ME!! The staff wouldn't do anything about it, and the kids were never punished. To me, This school isn't for me. I'd rather go to Gildersleve Middle School, and if I was in Elementary school, go back to Deer Park. On this site, Deer Park is rated A, Gildersleve is rated B+, and AADA is rated C. And I wonder why...