Huguenot: Mixed Messages

The western end of our neighborhood lies in the zone for Huguenot High School.  Remembering that the nearer and eastern neighbors are in the zone for Wythe, let’s look at Huguenot’s performance in the context of the Wythe data and the Richmond and State averages.

Caveat: As was the case at Wythe, the Huguenot pass rates reported below are boosted by the performances of students enrolled in Governor’s schools (54 this year, 3.6% of the Huguenot enrollment) whose (excellent) SOL results are falsely reported at Huguenot.

Turning, then, to the reading pass rates, we see that Huguenot took the hit from the new tests in 2013 but recovered to above the 75% accreditation benchmark the next year.

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Huguenot did not start to recover from the new writing tests until this year; it remains eleven points below the benchmark.

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After averaging the English rates and applying the “adjustments,” VDOE reports that Huguenot scored a 90 for English accreditation. 

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It takes some doing to average a 64 and a 76 to come up with a 90.  But, then, this is the arcane process that awhile back converted a 76 and a 74 into “perfect scores” and  embarrassed a governor.

The history & social science pass rate remains (barely) above the 70% accreditation threshold.

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The math data show the hit from the new tests in 2012 with a recovery three years later leading to a flirtation with the state average.

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The science scores show the effect of the new tests in 2013, with a recovery into accreditation range the next year and with a drop similar to the citywide decrease this year.

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Huguenot turned in a one-year Graduation & Completion Index of 82, three points short of the benchmark.  The three-year average, 84, also fell short, leaving Huguenot “warned” on the accreditation list.

All in all, Huguenot is a better place than Wythe but, except for math, distinctly below the state average.