School Details

Brentsville District High School

12109 Aden Rd, Nokesville, VA 20181
(703) 594-2161
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 983 students 20 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Prince William County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brentsville District High School is a public high school in Bristow. The principal of Brentsville District High School is Ms. Katherine Meints. 983 students go to Brentsville District High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the 983 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brentsville District High School is 20:1. Patriot High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 35%
Multiracial 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Hispanic 14% 29%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal is cold and uncaring and her underlings are equally as unimpressive. Guidance is a joke. This school needs a major overhaul . Teacher morale seems low . I certainly think everyone would benefit from a complete change in administration. They actually have someone in admin who creeps on former female students...so inappropriate ! Can't wait until my kid leaves that school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are new to Brentsville District High School and in the first month of school we have been amazed at how the community is so involved in everything at the high school! Nokesville is proud of their Tigers and the crowd at the football games and other events is proof of that. The upperclassmen have been wonderful to our freshman- not something you see very often! All the teachers are approachable and willing to listen. We are excited for the next 4 years!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daighter loves this school! Her teachers are awesome and they really care about their students. She had an opportunity to go to a bigger and new school and turned it down to stay at Brentsville. I love the small community atmosphere. Everyone cares about everyone!

  • (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately doesn't seem to care about those students that struggle to learn or need more motivation. Even with parental support they seem to want to pass the students on and just get them to "age out" of the system. Special Ed is the worst I have ever seen with admin and teachers denying basic rights for students to have access to mainstream classes.

  • (2 years ago)

    Teacher have high expectations for their students here! This creates a challenging academic program for all students. They have all kinds of activities too. It's a shining gem in the county!

  • (2 years ago)

    Love Brenstiville!! My child loves the enviorment. The school offers a hometown family feeling. My son really enjoys the spanish 2 class. He is excelling in the Cambridge program. Some of the teachers could be better but over all a great learning envirorment.

  • (2 years ago)

    the football team may neeedd alittle work but besides that its a great school.it has a small number of students and the care you get is just great

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is GREAT! A bit overcrowded but then again what school isn't these day? The Principal leadership is lacking and some of the teachers and administrators are less than qualified but what can you do? Now the guidance department on the other hand let's just say I wouldn't trust them with any important papers which means they can't do there job too well. All in all this school though of course flawed is a friendly and comfortable place to learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has been a very good foundation for the students here.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Brentsville high School. I'm a freshman and all the students there are friendly and nice. The behavior of the students are very good and our sports are pretty good also. The Cambridge Programme is very difficult and hard maybe even harder that the AP program. But it's really good for you.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brentsville District High School is a pretty amazing school. I just came from a total preppy gossipy crazy middle school and Brentsville is such a relief from all of the pressure. The teachers are great and the kids are even better. All of the teachers are pretty laid back making Brentsville a fun environment to be in. Even though our football team isn't doing as well as we hoped for the sports there are awesome. In addition its academics are pretty great. This school is actually known for its outstanding scores. It is true that the math program is not that great but that does not mean that the people there aren't working on improving it; because they are. All of the History teachers are superb same with the English department. The Cambridge programme may be hard for some but I feel it is definitely fulfilling. I honestly love this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    BDHS offers students a lot of opportunities for sports and they have some very dedicated coaches. The new principal is very good. The assistant principals don't seem to be much help other than being able to read policies from the manual and unwilling to think outside the box. The Cambridge Program is merely an end of course testing program that stresses the students out in May and June. Particularly those students who must also take SOLs and AP test in the same subject. They are slowly adding more electives; music programs are below average. There are some excellent teachers in social studies and science. The math department is deplorable and despite vociferous and numerous complaints from parents only a few changes have been made. It is extremely overcrowded with 18 trailers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I started as a freshmen there in the 07-08 school year. I think this was a great friendly school with the small town hospitality. The sports are okay with a small variety but there are a lot of after school clubs. I think the history department was amazing. Although I would have to say that BDHS has the worst math department ever I think pretty much anyone would agree upon that. There aren't many electives to choose from but the ones that are there are alright. The Cambridge program is harsh on the GPA because of the fact that it is unknown to most colleges and IGSCE is quite rare in the U.S. But the curriculum was so strict that it helped improve my writing alot. I think overall this is a nice school and the people are amazing. GO TIGERS!!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great for academics and is well known for that. However this school lacks in some areas especially diversity and size.Sadly i as a student have experienced discrimination in this school as well. This school is definatly too small for the amount of students that go there. The cambridge program is also a great program offered at this school however very few others school have this program making it difficult to transfer. Overall this is an 'ok' school but in my opinion it is a little backwords in technology diversity and in size.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is our Child's first year at BDHS and we have been pleased overall. Our son enjoy's going to school here however I am also concerned about class sizes and the many trailers that they are adding in the future which will produce even more overcrowding and in turn the many children attending BDHS will not get the education they truly deserve.

  • (8 years ago)

    My childen have been at BDHS for 4 years and unfortunately it has changed a lot since we began. On the positive side there are more opportunities for sports and the teachers are competent and responsive to parents. There are a few super dedicated teachers and coaches that are true standouts. However the new principal lacks effective leadership skills. The new assistant principals seem equally inept and the school is losing the highly regarded reputation it once enjoyed. For example they took in too many transfer students last year and have 6 trailers this year and expect 12 trailers for the 07-08 school year. Hallways and cafeteria are over crowded. Many students did not have a class for their first block this year and were forced to be student aides. Class sizes are large 36 in some.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would definitely say that BDHS is the best high school ever. I started there this fall as a freshman. Coming from a small private school I was very sacred of the big public high schools. However Brentsville made the transition smooth and easy. I love all my teachers and I not think I could ask for a better education.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was a student at brentsville high and played for the football team as well. I went there my entire high school career and wouldnt have changed it if I couldve. I went to europe for my senior trip with Mr. Kitchen Mr. Anderson and Mr. Hanley who are all history teachers...they were the coolest teachers there I actually learned something from all of them too! I would recommend this school to anyone just check out the stats!

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