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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Cave Spring High School is a highly rated, public school located in Roanoke, VA. It has 1,027 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Cave Spring High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1220
303 responses
Average ACT
27
84 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$62,732
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$963
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • Football games
    20%
  • Football games against hidden valley
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • Senior day
    17%
  • Knighting Ceremony
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Boy's Basketball
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,027
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,266
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,396/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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The time that I spent at Cave Spring High School was quite worthwhile. I became more intelligent than I could have thought possible thanks to it. The knowledge that I gained from the classes that I took is interesting and practical, and the teachers were really enjoyable and taught their material well. I was especially pleased with the AP classes due to the amount of subjects taught in the curriculum, and how much I learned from them as a result. The elective classes that I took in high school, such as JROTC and jazz band, allowed me to explore my interests and use my skills, knowledge, and talents in ways they're not used in a normal classroom setting. The time that I spent at the school was well spent with learning new concepts and gaining new knowledge, whether it be through lectures or homework assignments; acquiring new skills and honing the ones I have, and making myself a more talented, intelligent, and well-rounded individual.
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The teachers at Cave Spring High are passionate about their students and jobs. Unfortunately, we are not in the best learning environment because of the rebuilding of our building. We are temporarily in outdoor trailers that can be compact and difficult to move around. The situation certainly puts a damper on our school spirit but the Knights will fight!
As a college student, I feel that CSHS never prepared me well enough. Education wise, yes. In all other aspects, no. I feel that teenagers seeking higher education should be fully aware of their future with college and how it will work. Like other high school students, no one in my family went to college; I have no educational support from my relatives. Because of this, I think CSHS needs to prepare their students for college life. I feel so unaware in college now, and I have a hard time finding help from anyone. My only sources of information come from the internet and my friends with college-educated parents. I believe my parents are not to blame, but my high school is.