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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  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 1,023 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
About Cave Spring High School...
Address
3712 Chaparral Dr
Roanoke, VA 24018
Telephone
(540) 772-7550
Website

Cave Spring High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
228 responses
Average ACT
27
72 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,580
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Median Home Value
$200,300
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Football games
    21%
  • Football games against hidden valley
    21%
  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • Senior day
    17%
  • Knighting Ceremony
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Boy's Basketball
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,023
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,585
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$10,171/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Cave Spring High School Reviews

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The long time relationships I have obtained to include friends and teachers! I have made friends that I am confident will last a lifetime, friends I grew up with, friends that moved here and we immediately "clicked". Teachers that have supported me from the first day I attended their class. I have maintained positive relationships with teachers that haven't taught me since 9th grade! This meaning a lot when transitioning through each grade and now college!
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Our math, English, language, and history departments are excellent, but the science department is definitely lacking. Teachers are generally helpful and prepare students for testing and college (except for in the science department). Cave Spring has very competitive clubs and smaller sports, such as tennis, debate, and academic team, but is lacking in funding for these successful groups. Track is also strong. The school maintains a safe student environment. School guidance and administration are a joke; they often make nonsensical decisions or are unhelpful. The school lacks funding yet makes the most of it. The building is trash. If your child has severe respiratory issues , I would not recommend attending until the school is rebuilt.
There could be more career and college fairs for students! When I was there, there were only three guidance counselors and they were all overworked. I graduated in 2003 though, so I’m sure a lot has changed.