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West Muskingum High School

Public | 9-12 | 630 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted February 8, 2009

I think that certain teachers are there to teach you not only the basic subject but about life. I am a senior, I have had a large majority of the teachers and know that most of them care. Recently we have sadly lost some of our best teachers and our principle Mr. Ankrum. Some of the older teachers still follow what they believe and teach their kids even with the threat of losing their job. the school has it's flaws but all schools do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2004

West Muskingum High School has always respected the dignity of my children. Gary Ankrum would call me personally if my children got out of line, and I learned to respect his opinion, as he was usually right about how to deal with my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

Unfortunately at West M High School there are many teachers there that don't care a whole lot about the students needs, personal life, improvement in work and personality. Some of the teachers have lesson plans that are completely outdated - decades old. Teachers are simply teaching just so they can be the coach of one of the sports. Some of the teachers are tired of the students and simply give up - only there to get the paycheck. It's unfortunate that there are few extrememly exceptional teachers there that touch the student's life - that make a long lasting impact. West Muskingum High school is in dire need of an 'educational makeover'. It needs to start with the faculty, environment and hopefully ending with a changed student body. Unless the school addresses major issues - such as students wanting to go to post secondary instead of being at West High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

Our son graduated from West in 1999 and went on to one of the top 20 universities in the country. His preparation at West was especially strong in the areas of language and communication/writing skills and science. He graduated from college with honors in May 2004 with two majors: one in computer network engineering and one in organizational leadership and supervision. He was hired by a Fortune 500 company as an engineer six weeks before he graduated from college. The district managers who hired him said that it was his communication skills that made him stand out, and I am convinced those skills were established and reinforced by his high school teachers at West Muskingum High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2004

It is kind of nice because we are getting new schools right now and since I am a freshman I guess that is a good thing. Our teachers let you do what you want but that kind of makes you want to do it so thats another good thing about West. We are not over populated at all I think because I have talked to some friends back in Columbus and they say it is real hard to get from class to class because there are to many people in the halls.
—Submitted by a student


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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 83% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled33%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled60%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled33%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female95%
Male75%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
103 (2011)
 
99 (2010)
 
103 (2009)
 
93 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

68%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

97%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Black N/A 16%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 16%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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