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Kanawha County Schools

GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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200 Elizabeth St
Charleston, WV 25311
Kanawha County
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PH: (304) 348-7770

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 28,458 students
  • 73 schools

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 WESTEST 2 Results

Scale: % proficient or above

Grade 3

Reading
 51% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 46% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

Social Studies
 39% (2012)
 37% (2011)
 38% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

Science
 43% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 42% (2010)
The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

Math
 51% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 43% (2010)
The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 48% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 43% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

Social Studies
 38% (2012)
 38% (2011)
 38% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

Science
 36% (2012)
 38% (2011)
 35% (2010)
The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

Math
 51% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 47% (2010)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 54% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 46% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

Social Studies
 35% (2012)
 40% (2011)
 36% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

Science
 44% (2012)
 40% (2011)
 39% (2010)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Math
 55% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 49% (2010)
The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 54% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 47% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

Social Studies
 35% (2012)
 38% (2011)
 37% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

Science
 44% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 41% (2010)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Math
 52% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 45% (2010)
The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 54% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 48% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

Social Studies
 42% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 42% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 40% in 2012.

Science
 46% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 43% (2010)
The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

Math
 55% (2012)
 48% (2011)
 51% (2010)
The state average for Math was 51% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 53% (2012)
 54% (2011)
 44% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

Social Studies
 35% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 35% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

Science
 51% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 45% (2010)
The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

Math
 46% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 39% (2010)
The state average for Math was 42% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 9

Reading
 54% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 39% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

Social Studies
 42% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 37% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

Science
 35% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 30% (2010)
The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

Math
 46% (2012)
 37% (2011)
 32% (2010)
The state average for Math was 41% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 10

Reading
 53% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 43% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

Social Studies
 47% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 47% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

Math
 44% (2012)
 44% (2011)
 40% (2010)
The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 51% (2012)
 50% (2011)
 35% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

Social Studies
 39% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 32% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

Math
 49% (2012)
 47% (2011)
 41% (2010)
The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading/language arts, math and science, and grades 3 through 8 in social studies.
  • The WESTEST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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 WESTEST 2 Results by Subgroup

Scale: % proficient or above

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students51%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities55%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students39%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities42%

ScienceThis District
All Students43%
Black24%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities45%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities54%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students48%
Black37%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities52%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students38%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities41%

ScienceThis District
All Students36%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities39%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities55%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students54%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities58%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students35%
Black24%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities37%

ScienceThis District
All Students44%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities47%

MathThis District
All Students55%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities59%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students54%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities57%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students35%
Black19%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities38%

ScienceThis District
All Students44%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities46%

MathThis District
All Students52%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities55%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students54%
Black41%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities58%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students42%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities45%

ScienceThis District
All Students46%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities49%

MathThis District
All Students55%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities59%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students53%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities56%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students35%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities37%

ScienceThis District
All Students51%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities54%

MathThis District
All Students46%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities49%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 9
ReadingThis District
All Students54%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities58%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students42%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities45%

ScienceThis District
All Students35%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities38%

MathThis District
All Students46%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities49%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students53%
Black43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities56%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students47%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities49%

MathThis District
All Students44%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities47%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students51%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities55%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students39%
Black19%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities41%

MathThis District
All Students49%
Black35%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities51%
Source: WV Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading/language arts, math and science, and grades 3 through 8 in social studies.
  • The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

More about the tests

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