School Details

Deep Creek High School

2900 Margaret Booker Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 558-5302
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1374 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

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Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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  • Chesapeake Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Deep Creek High School is a public high school in Chesapeake. The principal of Deep Creek High School is Ms. J. Page Bagley, whose e-mail is Page.Bagley@cpschools.com. 1,374 children attend Deep Creek High School and are mostly Multiracial; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 36% of the 1,374 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Deep Creek High School is 14:1. Grassfield High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 7%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is great. The faculty and staff are always willing to help with anything. I like how the small size allows all the teachers and students to feel like one large family. Our school's sports teams haven't been the best lately but our school spirit is still here. I would recommend this school to anybody.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school really helped my nephew! !! He was so far behind From his old school and they help get him caughtGod up. Now he will be grad with the rest of his class .. Thank God. ..

  • (1 year ago)

    Deep Creek is corrupted... the atmosphere and vibes are just completely negative. Teachers love saying " at the end of the day I'm still getting paid ". We understand that but your not helping. Theres afterschool help but one goes because theyre too worried about getting high parties and the latest shoes. Theres fighting and yelling and hard to get through the day . And it's hard to learn when no one around you cares or when there's 20 year olds in your freshman classes ( I'm not from va but where I'm from thats illegal ). Honestly ready to move. I won't be graduating from here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Deep Creek is a good school but we need more funding for repairs and materials. In my math class last year we weren't even issued calculators because the school didn't have enough and this year the calcutlators we were given were falling apart and barely worked. The school is old and severely needs to be remodeled as well; bathrooms that are disgusting with broken toilets and desks that are basically rocking chairs. In addition the school is overcrowded it takes oil most all of my lunch time to even get my food. Overall the teachers are great and I learn a lot every day it's a small community and everyone knows everyone but things NEED to change.

  • (3 years ago)

    It's a great school. My daughter was part of the rezoning of Grassfield to Deep Creek. She is now a sophmore. She has excelled in every part of the school. AP courses Varsity sports school clubs. The faculty is there to help the parents and students but it's up to them to take advantage of them and all the resources. The only recommendation I can give is for the administration (who is very OLD school) to give breathing room for school events. It's time for the administration to step forward with new outlooks and goals.

  • (4 years ago)

    This years 2010 new student orientation was the biggest turn in years. The neighborhoods in Deep Creek were recently rezoned and there is a more diverse population this year. My daughter is a freshman and she loves going to Deep Creek High School. She is motivated and excited to learn by all of her teachers. Mrs. Bagley the principal and her staff are very engaged and it looks like this year will be one of the best years yet.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love my school...our chorus department is one of the best in the state and we've been Grand Champions of the nation TWICE! Anyone who thinks that students aren't disciplined enough are wrong. A lttle bit of trouble is to be expected at every high school. I do not appreciate the comments about my school not being safe. Everyone who attends our school loves it. We are united. In fact we're even more united because of the death of Mr. Hardee. I love my school and i thank God every day that I have a good school to go to with a helpful administration team and staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    Deep Creek has the ability to be one of the best schools in hampton roads but the lack of discipline is reaching an alarming high. The students have no fear or respect for the staff and much less security. I feel it would take a major event or somthing tragic happening foer anyone to change anything. I he students get away with to much crap the ones who wont the education suffers. I love the school and also Mr.Hardee but it's time for some new blood and rules that stick.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel that the biggest problem facing DCH is discipline. In my experience the administration fails to support the teachers which is why the students feel that they get away with whatever they want. In many cases a teacher will write a discipline referral and the student will come back to class with only a warning from the administration if anything. eventually teachers stop trying discipline the students because they receive no support which only breeds the problem. The security at the school is slack because they do very little about students freely roaming the halls rather than being in class or leaving campus to go to afternoon work programs. Again this is because the administration does little to enforce discipline procedures. However the there is potential for DCH be a great school if there was more structure. There are many fine teachers and a variety of classes and extracurricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent but i graduated from deep creek in 2002. I love deep creek for a lot of reasons. I think it is a very well balanced school as far as ethnicity and economis standings are concerned. As with any school there are those few people whose goal in life is to cause problems but for the most part it's a 'quiet' school. The teachers are helpful and most of them have a good relationship with thier students. I think deep creek is a great school and i hope to raise my children in this area one day. Go hornets!

  • (9 years ago)

    DCHS is one of the greatest schools to attend in Virginia. The quality of the academic programs are outstanding because of the school's unique 'block' scheduling. This type of scheduling for classes allows students to be able to finish classes in one semester in contrast to schools who don't have 'block' scheduling it will take them an entire school year to finish the exact classes. Deep Creek also includes a very successful music program as well as fantastic sports activities that help athletes to become better people in life. If you learn to look past the particularly large amount of students I believe you will agree 100% with my statements. Parent involvment is vital to your childen's success. This is because you must sign and agree with the courses your child may take before they can take them. Overall DCHS is a very well-disciplined and productive school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended Deep Creek and because of the teachers coaches and administrators I was given the best foot forward into my college carrier. While the school may seem over crowded at times the administrators are always on constant alert for any problems that may occur. This school offers students a top education I was proud to attend this school. Any child who is willing to work hard will do very well at Deep Creek. The teachers are very willing to help the stedents who need the most attention they also find time to make sure that every student is getting the best education possible. The music department at Deep Creek is one of the top programs in the state. Every child is given the chance to exceed at their own tallent levels along with the Art and Theater Departments. Deep Creek High is nothing less than Amazing.

  • (10 years ago)

    My personal feelings towards DCHS is that it awfuland could be a whole lot better then it is now. I personally feel that students should be in class focusing more getting their eduation and to be able to get credit to graduate instead hanging around the main hall way or causing promblems for other around them. The academic department could be better if the students and teachers could stand a chance to work with one another one on one also to not have the teachers add more pressure on those students that having a rough time. As for the extracurricular activities they need more students to get involve. However I must say they need to allow students more time to get to class since the school is very much OVERCROWDED and could stand to have more restrooms and the school is in need of repairs.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter had a good experience when she attended Deep Creek. I think that the guidance department is lacking with helping seniors learn about scholarships. My experience in obtaining information with the guidance was not good and I had to go to another high school to get the help that my daughter needed. I agree that students should not be around the main door. All schools have peer pressures to look one way or another.DCHS is over crowded and needs to eliminate some students or add one a wing.I would rather my children go to DCHS than some other 'better' schools or schools who have the attitude where they think they are better and have no problems which we all know they do.Thanks DC for letting my daughter succeed while she was there.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not happy with DCHS for many reasons. Academics are not stressed and children with special needs are brushed aside. Teachers are slow to respond to parents' requests for information. My sons are ridiculed for not being 'gangster' enough. Some of the administration means well but they are overwhelmed by all the issues they have to deal with day after day. If your student is serious about his/her education they'll be facing an uphill challenge at Deep Creek.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think Deep creek is a great school to learn in. It has a good staff and students.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's not bad it could be better. The principal is the same one from when I went there. The students have it easyer now thou they can get away with more then we could. The teacher that I have to deal with for my son have been great.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think it would be wonderful to see the day that I can come to the school and not see several students standing around the main door. Students should be in class. If students are dismissed early to attend a job or other appointment they should leave the campus. This really gives the impression of the school not being focused on academics. While sports and other activities are important the academic achievement of the school as a whole should be the highest priority. I think there are too many students who are not challenged each and everyday to do their best.

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