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West Marion Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 20, 2014

West Marion is one of the best schools ever! Teachers and staff go well above the expected to help every child be successful. Parents and community members are always welcome to be a part of the school activities.


Posted March 8, 2009

West Marion Elementary School leaves a lot to be desired. There is currently no way to tell where the school actually stands academically because the accountability tests have been negated through 'mandatory homework'. Mandatory homework is taught poorly at school in order to 'engage the parents' at home. Parents who send their kids to this school can expect an average of two hours of poorly taught homework every day in which you, the parent, is the teacher. Parents are coerced in to becoming the teachers without any consideration that they have to also earn a living. The accountability tests cannot measure this schools performance separately from its dependence on parents and would probably fail to do so. The accountability test scores for WMES are high and fraudulent. Parents are treated as a free resource on which the school depends.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female48%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students68%
Female74%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female52%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
Female38%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female53%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female53%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 81%
Black 1% 11%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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