School Details

Luray High School

243 Bulldog Drive, Luray, VA 22835
(540) 743-3800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 492 students 15 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2011-2012 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. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Page County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Luray High School is a public high school in Luray. The principal of Luray High School is Mr. David E. Ponn. 492 students go to Luray High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 31% of the 492 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Luray High School is 15:1. Triplett Business & Tech. is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Luray High School Luray Va Fantastic opportunities for student to take college courses. They have one of the best student support systems I have ever witnessed. Keeping in mind good sportsmanship at all times whether they win or lose.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to school there and so have my children. I'm amazed at how much the school system has grown and made our children's lives better.

  • (5 years ago)

    Luray High School has been wonderful for my child. Most all staff is very interested in there students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Luray High School is in major need of improvements. The building was built in the 30s and originally suppossed to be converted to a middle school by the 50s or 60s. The people of the county will not allow the two high schools to consolidate into one new high school so we're building two with little or no money. LHS has let almost every good teacher go without an attempt to satisfy their requests. The only teacher there that currently prepares the students for college is Mr. Jim Sanders. Unfortunately some students and parents don't understand and choose to speak ill of him even when he uses his own money to get better equipment for his classes and basketball teams.

  • (9 years ago)

    Luray High School is desperately in need of being replaced! It is way beyond saving! But that won't happen anytime soon as the county supervisors have squandered what money there is for new schools and are even considering selling land they ALREADY OWN that was purchased for a consolidated county high school. The Science program is the most appalling -- with no current technological advances in 50 years -- most of the equipment is broken! The 3-story school is un-air-conditioned and stifling. It's not a great learning environment in warm weather. There is too much emphasis on sports and not enough on academics and the arts. Parents are involved which is great and the teachers are the most caring I've ever seen in a public school. There is not really enough for the exceptional student at either end of the scale.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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