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
Address
5720 Marshall Ave.
Newport News, VA 23605
Telephone
(757) 283-7820

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
960
58 responses
Average ACT
22
9 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 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
484
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
25%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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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...
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An achievable dream middle and high school is not as good as it seems. Theyou do not tread their students well. Some of the staff are very rude, and disrespectful. They're hours are the worst. A lot of us have to wake up at 6am get on the bus at 7 and go to school for eight hours. Then when we get out of school we have a 45 to an hour bus ride. And even though we are at school all day, the teachers still give us a lot of homework. This can be very stressful especially for kids joining extra curricular activities. We have no time to relax and spend time with our families. The school's food is pretty good actuallyrics it's not bad. But the way they treat us is just too much. If you're planning to attend this school, try it at your own risk. But if you dont like long hours, no field trips, and disrespect, do not come.
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