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About This School

Hermitage High School is a public high school in Laurel. The principal of Hermitage High School is Ms. Omega W. Wilson. 1,652 students attend Hermitage High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 24% of the 1,652 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hermitage High School is 21:1. Hermitage Tech. Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 36%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I am currently a sophmore at Hermitage and I have to say it has been THE WORST experience of my life. I dread every morning I have to wake up and go there. I cannot stand it here the students are so ghetto loud and obnoxious. A good amount of them come from Wilder Middle so I am not surprised. The teachers dont teach anything my spanish teacher just sits at her desk on the computer and gives us busy work and my other teachers just simply dont know what they are doing. Anytime a teacher is willing to let a student pull out their cell phones and take pictures with them is saying something. The teachers dont do anything about bullying when they see it and I have honestly seen teachers talk bad about them right infront of them. The lunch is horrific the administrators dont enforce any rules. In all honestly I cant say one good thing about this school other than the football team. Most of my friends go to Glen Allen HS which makes even more upset so if anyone can tell me how to get out of Hermitage and go there I would be extremely thankful.

  • (8 months ago)

    i am currently a freshman at hermitage and its really fun here. its a very popular school the teachers here worry about your education and try to help you in anyway they can. they have so many sports and activities you can get into to be a better person in school you also have to keep your grades up to be in those activities and sports so its a very good tool to try your best in school. overall hermitage is the best school in the county. GOBIGHERM!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great School! Great Location Love the surrounding area and neighborhoods Fantastic resources and building. Love the Teachers! Can't say enough about this place

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a senior I've attended all four years and it's a school unlike any other. While there are some definite structural issues that need tending to (leaky roofing etc) and the classrooms can get pretty crowded it's a great environment. 30+ students in an AP class is a little much since Glen Allen opened to relieve the crowding problem and yet we still face that issue. My teachers have always been reliable and helpful when I needed them. Their 20th History class is unlike any other. The administrators hardly have any purpose besides monitoring the commons and herding kids to class in the morning. I can't really take them seriously since fights are a constant regardless and our windows get broken regularly. Hermitage certainly has character as far as schools go. It's been a good four years only a semester to go.

  • (2 years ago)

    I've had a poor experience at Hermitage these past four years. The administrators tend to be bullies and have treated me like I've done something wrong even though I've never even had a detention. My guidance counselor has changed every year and they have too many students to really help me as an individual. Classes are incredibly overcrowded. No AP class should have thirty five students. I was also unable to take several classes because they were full and instead was placed in lower levels. The school also cares too much about the football team/players. One boy from the football team skipped school and the administration didn't do anything because it was football season. They also care more about the Humanities students than they do the rest of the population whether you take advanced classes or regular. A girl I know from the Humanities Center was able to get into a class that my guidance counselor told me was full while I was placed in a study hall. When the guidance department messed up my schedule it took me almost a month to get out of classes I hadn t signed up for and into the ones I had. I m glad I m almost done here and only have one semester left.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love my Art1 Class my teacher is really nice I'm painting and making paper mache so far.I am a freshmen at this school and showed up in sometime in October.I don't like my Algebria 1 teacher she's kinda mean.She doesn't allow kids to talk period.I know some teachers allow kids to quietly talk after we do our days work but she doesn't.I'm really lonely in that class.What makes it worst is that she's my 5 period so I have everyday.But that's school right. 21th Century History sounds boring but it's really fun my teacher in that class demonstrate the history and instead of learning things like in actual history he/she tells us new things everyday.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my sons 1st year at Herm n so far we are pleased. The teachers and staff really seem to care n that each student succeeds.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers advanced placement classes. Good students and administrators

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school to death the art classes are VERY nice the art teachers are also very awesome. There are teachers that don't care I know and there is foul language. But you are going to be around that a LOT in the world. It's something you can't escape. And I haven't known a lot of fights though I've heard talk of some. And this place is just a very nice place to be with your friends and learn. I am becoming a Sophomore this year 2010 but I know the school from also my brother's point of view. This place can build lasting friendships trust you can even bond with your teachers! I bonded with a few teachers actually and it's just....awesome. I really can't say enough about this school. No matter WHAT negative comment this school gets it's better than what other schools can be.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sad but true. Administrators make excuses for the students. Afraid of students and what will happen probably.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child hates this school and so do I. The teachers don't care about the students and there are constant fights and foul language that gets ignored by teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a sophmore at Hermitage High School. I have enjoyed my time at the school so far. The atheletics at this school are above average. The football team is outstanding which makes it fun to go to the games. The only negative is the teachers are sub-par. Some are very good teachers but others make it impossible to learn. Overall I am happy I am going to Hermitage and wouldn't want to go anywhere else. GO BIG HERM!!! I<3 Flowers )

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student at Hermitage. There is nothing to complain about at this school. The extra cirrcular activities are fabulous there is always more than enough going on. The diversity is something that makes us unique from other area high schools. The overcrowding is not an issue class size remains smalls. The football team is amazing the marching band is fabulous. Hermitage provides quality education while giving students a taste of the real world. I love it there and would not switch schools for anything. GO BIG HERM!

  • (5 years ago)

    Despite the fact that everyone says that Hermitage is overcrowded it is a good school. I think everyone gets used to the massive crowds of students by this time of the year anyway. I've also heard that Hermitage has a bad reputation and is a 'thug school.' This is far from true and many students at Hermitage get annoyed with ignorant people who say this and don't even go to this school. Hermitage is the most diverse school in Henrico County and I enjoy the wide range of personalities and cultures. Big Herm Trivia Hermitage has the largest concrete football stadium in the state. It is the largest school (and most populated) in the region. The Marching Panthers are ranked third in the state. Over 4 000 people are in the building everyday. There are 97 languages spoken at Hermitage.--What's not to love about this school??

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that the school is good but the teachers are rude to the students teachers think just because they are older they can treat younger people with disrespect. If you do something wrong you get in trouble if you do something well it goes unreconzied.

  • (5 years ago)

    I can't complain much about the old herm. Especially with the fact that I can't go past a 150 words. In truth I can't adequately describe this school without going past that limit. I'll just say this it's underrated by its students. Most of the teachers are willing to work with the students and its social environment provides a place where anyone could belong with its own sort of 'melting pot'. The classes span a large variety and the principal seems just as involved as the rest of the staff. My only complaint could be the design of the building not supporting its population of students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Hermitage High School has a very nice work ethic.I love going there because I think the teachers are nice and work their hardest to teach us the right things.

  • (5 years ago)

    School administrators can be dismissive and incomprehensible at times when they are most needed. New principal is unsatisfactory and instead of simply doing her job wants to befriend the students. Even this schools teachers are ridiculous in their actions towards students and towards homework/classwork assignments.

  • (5 years ago)

    No one said we didn't like Hermitage! I go there and would not go to any other school if someone paid me too but it is way overcrowded in the front hallway..... esp in the morning!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a half time student at hermitage and go to henrico in the mornings. I have seen two different campuses and got to experience two different high schools so far. When people talk about hermitage being 'overcrowded' they are just over exxagerating. it is rediculous to hear people talking about hermitage being 'over crowded'. sure in the back hallway its a little jammed sometimes but the crowd of people keeps moving. its not like people are just stopped in the hallway talking. some are but 99% of the time you can just walk around groups of people. it is a totally lie when a student tells you that they cant get to class on time due to over crowding. it amazes me how some people over exagerate and scare parents and students into moving so they dont have to go to Herm. I can honestly say that I love Herm!!

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