Spotswood High School

368 Blazer Drive
Penn Laird, VA 22846
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Spotswood High School serves 942 students in grades 9-12.
Spotswood High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 92% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Spotswood High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Spotswood High School's student population of 942 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students942 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

Spotswood High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Spotswood High School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#247 out of 1791 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
92%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
23%
16%
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Black
3%
22%
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White
68%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.490.68
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Graduation Rate
92%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockingham County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Spotswood High School is East Rockingham High School (8.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Skyline Middle School (6.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mcgaheysville Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mc Gaheysville Mcgaheysville Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 261 students
    0.7 miles
    9508 Spotswood Trail
    Mc Gaheysville, VA 22840
    (540) 289-3004
    0.7 PK-5 261
  • Penn Laird Cub Run Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 606 students
    1.1 miles
    1451 South Montevideo Circle
    Penn Laird, VA 22846
    (540) 289-5854
    1.1 PK-5 606
  • Penn Laird Peak View Elementary School Math: 95% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 464 students
    2.1 miles
    641 Lawyer Rd.
    Penn Laird, VA 22846
    (540) 289-7510
    2.1 PK-5 464
  • Elkton River Bend Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
    6.2 miles
    14556 Rockingham Pike
    Elkton, VA 22827
    (540) 298-5301
    6.2 PK-5 393
  • Harrisonburg Skyline Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 678 students
    6.3 miles
    470 Linda Lane
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 434-6862
    6.3 6-8 678

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