York River Academy is located in Yorktown, VA and is one of 5 high schools in York County Public Schools School District. It is a charter school that serves 61 students in grades 9-12.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See York River Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, York River Academy had 7 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Virginia average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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About the SOL
What is it?
The Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
At the end of each course, high school students are assessed in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects .
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of three levels: fail/basic, pass/proficient and pass/advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the pass/proficient level.
TestRating 8 out of 10
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For Virginia, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2011 Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessment Results and Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) Test Results for all subjects tested.more...