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Wise Primary School

Public | PK-4 | 694 students

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Posted October 28, 2010

I attended Wise Primary School as a child and enjoyed the 4 years I was there and now my Daughter is enjoying the same. The programs they have at WPS helps all children and the faculty and staff are a wonderful asset to the school. The principal and vice-principal are working hard to improve and make sure all children at WPS have a wonderful school year, but also to learn while having fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

The children of 'no name parents' have no chance at this school! There are some really good teachers and the new principal is wonderful, it's just sad that they have got involved with such a horrible school system! It's very obvious that certain childrens butts are kissed because of who their families are! For example...the Spring Variety Show, have you noticed how unfair it is? Have you noticed some of the most talented kids aren't even given a chance to be in it or are made to just be in the chorus! I'm sorry some of us don't kiss butt, have the time to be at the school 24/7, have the money, or have the last name but are children are just as good and should be treated as such! The problems begin with the Wise County School Board! Good luck if your a nobody....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

My kids have been going to this school ever since they were old enough to go. I was a student in this school years ago. I am very pleased with it. The Principal is the best the school has had in years. My kids love this school. I would not change anything about this school. If some parents would get more involved in the school they would see that the teachers and staff take care of these kids just like they were there own. I am very pleased. Keep Up The Good Work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

This is a wonderful school. There is a blend of older teachers and new teachers that complement on another very well. The faculty and staff are very friendly and dedicated to giving the students the best education possible. The new principle has really made some positive changes and I like the direction the school is going in. I'm very satisfied with sending my kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2006

I attended Wise Primary as a child and both of my children attended this school. As a parent, I was very impressed by the teachers and the available technology at this school. There are 3 computer labs accessible to students. The music department is wonderful. Students participate in a variety of musical programs. Extracurricular activities include soccer, softball, basketball. Wise Primary recently constructed a brand new playground with volunteer help from local citizens and parents. The only down side to this school is that their needs to be more smiling faces among faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

I thought this school would be really wonderful. But, my children have teachers that talk about children that are absent and saying snide remarks about children being absent,to other parents and myself. I am really dissappointed in this school and some of its teachers not all, but some. Why do the children have to go through this. Is this a real role model for a young child. I don't think so. My children feel that they are not good enough and very depressed some evening when they come home from school.. What has gone wrong.. I am sure that the Principal is not aware of some actions that go on. I hope it will approve in the near future..
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL 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.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students85%
Female students83%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students81%
Female students78%
Male students85%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students81%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students88%
Female students83%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students83%
Female students82%
Male students84%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students85%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students82%
Female students84%
Male students79%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students83%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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  • Dr. Selena Kiser

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P.O. Box 947
Wise, VA 24293
Phone: (276) 328-8019

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