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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
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 17 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
990
71 responses
Average ACT
23
10 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
17:1
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
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
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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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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Well within the past eight years that I've been with An Achievable Dream they've showed me how to take responsibilities of my actions, how to balance out both academics and exterior activities and finally how to always strive for more. They put me in Advanced Classes to help me further achieve once I graduate high school to prepare me for college as well as they also understood me as a person... and respected me and my passion that I want to pursue in after school. They've molded me not only as a respectable student but as a young man as well being introduced into society and for that I thank them for. The only thing i would like to change would have to be... our school really taking actions upon discipline... I've witnessed way to many exclusions and Deselection's being written down and no actions taken place i just wish for the school to have a better foundation of unity between students and Administrative's .
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.