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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Colonial Beach High School is a public school located in Colonial Beach, VA. It has 224 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Colonial Beach High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1100
36 responses
Average ACT
25
6 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$47,367
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,014
National
$949
Median Home Value
$246,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
  • Graduation
    31%
  • Prom
    31%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
224
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,065
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
29%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
29%
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
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$24,374/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Colonial Beach High School Reviews

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The lunch is definitely not the best, most days I don’t even eat because of how bad it is. Also, there are many sewage leaks throughout the year in the bathrooms. Many people say how it is easy to make friends, but when I was a freshman, it wasn’t very easy since I’m a shy person. Everyone already has friends that they have known since elementary school, so coming into the school not knowing anyone is not fun. Some teachers care about your education, some don’t. There aren’t that many classes to choose from and there are always problems with scheduling in the beginning of the year.
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The teachers here are easy to talk to and ask help from. The smaller classes allows students to connect more with their teachers. That is the best part of this school. There is a lack in diverse classes and electives offered to the students. There is no music department, few clubs, and few classes to pick from. The food is quite unappetizing, the meat often looks like food you would give to an animal. The building itself needs a lot of renovation, the pipes in one bathroom will leak sulfur if a certain toilet is flushed.
There are pros and cons to the small size of this school. It gave me the opportunity to participate in all offered girls sports, get as much one-on-one help from the teachers, and allowed me to know and interact with my entire graduating class. On the other hand, there were limited AP classes, very few clubs or organizations, and teachers use this school as a stepping stone to larger schools so teachers change frequently.