First Colonial High School

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1272 Mill Dam Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

(757) 648-5300

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 2,000

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for First Colonial High School

This school isn't... terrible. It could be a lot worse, but it could be better. The cockroaches are terrible and the tardy window is scary. The no phone policy at lunch is annoying, but I love that we get to eat outside though, it's tons of fun eating in the courtyard.

Posted by a student on 10/28/13

I really do enjoy attending the Legal Studies Academy, but some of their rules and regulations are stressing me out! I am very fearful about being late because of the tardy window. Even if you are late for lunch you have to go to the tardy window. That seems to be my only problem. I really enjoy the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/05/13

First Colonial is a school that is second to none! I am a student leader at FC and I can say that I would not want to go anywhere else. As a member of the academy, I do live out of district and also had other options on the table for high school but I chose FC and love every minute. As SCA President, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/04/13

I came from a private school, and was a tad nervous about attending a public school. I was also worried that the education wouldn't be the same, but I was pleasantly surprised. Honestly, in some aspects First Colonial did a better job than private school. The teachers are welcoming, and the students ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/29/12

First Colonial High is a wonderful school with loving and caring teachers! The teachers truly care about the student and his/her education. First Colonial offers a wide variety of clubs and athletic programs. She is a member of many clubs and is on the basketball team. She loves First Colonial!

Posted by a parent on 04/19/12

First Colonial provided me with an outstanding education, allowing me to gain early acceptance to the university of my choice. The staff was inspiring, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time at FCHS.

Posted by a other on 10/13/10

My child has been at FC for two years and I am nothing but pleased with her experience. While no school is perfect, FC provides a strong academic program for those that want to achieve, safe environment, broard range of afterschool activities and approachable staff. EVERY school has a few bad seeds, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/18/08

I attended Norfolk Academy until transferring to FC in 11th grade. I was worried that FC would not have the same level of education. It has surpassed my expectations in so many ways. I have incredible teachers, who treat us respectfully and for the most part love what they teach. There are, of course, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/18/08

As a graduate of FC, I'm ashamed by things parents have written about my school. I honestly can say the vast majority of teachers are kind, intelligent, and care about the progress of their students. In comparison to other public AND private schools in Virginia Beach, I feel blessed to have gone to ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/06/08

I am a student currently attending FC and I enjoy going to this school. I have been going to FC for 3 years now and it's a pleasure. The teachers are great and the staff is very helpful. I am so proud to be a First Colonial Patriot.

Posted by a student on 07/31/07

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Test scores for First Colonial High School

SOLEOC* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
First Colonial High School
Va Beach City Pblc Schs
* 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.

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Virginia Beach schools — First Colonial High School is located at 1272 Mill Dam Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23454. 1272 Mill Dam Rd is in the 23454 ZIP code in Virginia Beach, VA The school district for First Colonial High School is the Va Beach City Pblc Schs. First Colonial High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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