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Village Of Barboursville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 691 students

 
 

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Posted September 7, 2012

I come from the northern part of the states and have found this school system to be so under our expectations that it is boring to my kids.The elementary school is run by a principal that I have found to lose his selfcontrol when confronted and I pray that he does not show this same attitude towards our children.I have talked wirth many parents in whom I do not even know their names nor who their children are, but by LISTENING to them, I gather I am not alone in this view.There are people who live behind me who have told me a great deal about where he comes from in overseeing older kids at different schools and question his ajustment in dealing with younger children like ours.I have to believe that perhaps the loss of sight in his JOB in educating our children and treating parents with the respect we deserve are conflicting with an unwarranted personal view of power and authority instead.Maybe he is in the wrong line of work or just not able to adjust with todays times, but I know this for a certainty, that if he were to ever act in a way that I feel inappropriate toward any child I will certainly handle it.His JOB is to educate and watch over our childs education, nothing more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2011

I love this school!!!My teachers have been the best,here's a BIG shoutout to Mrs.Hill and Mrs.Ashworth and Mrs.Kiminski!We have special programs throughout the year.I am also in their TAG system and it is very fun to be in.We have gym,music,and art which I think is very important to have in a school.THANK YOU MR.PORTER!!!We also have a jumprope team which I think is awesome and we have the BEST coach,MR.WILLIAMS.I repeat,I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!


Posted January 20, 2011

I love this school! They are very focused on the children as a whole. They are very disicplined and stay on a schedule. Always having contests and programs to get the kids interested in reading and math. They also still have PE, Music, and Art, which I think is important for all children. Mrs. Crissy Wheeler is the best 5th grade teacher, she has been a godsend to my daughter. Thank you Mrs. Wheeler!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2010

VOBE is a WV School of Excellence and I can certainly see why they received this coveted award. The new administration, the teachers, office staff, cooks and custodians are all very welcoming and efficient. Everyone has the best interest of the students at heart and that shows in the attitudes, achievment and behaviors of the children. Lots of wonderful things going on at VOBE .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

My family just moved here from NY and I was quite nervous but the staff and students made my daughter feel right at home. My daughter is in first grade. I couldn't have asked for a better school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

i think this is a wonderful school. the staff there are great. my daughter is in the 1st grade and she loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

This is my 3rd year dealing with this school. The teachers are the greatest! The principal is something else! I volunteer for several events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

My son is in the second grade this year at VOBE, he has a wonderful teacher who has taken the time to help him in his studies. I am very satisfied with the teachers that my son has had (Simms,Reid, and Scarberry)they do honestly take the childrens best interests at heart. But on the other hand for the principle this is a different subject which I will not dwell on the negative things in life. I want to thank the office staff also for being very nice and informative when needed. This is honestly a wonderful school, but it is also amazing how 1 person can ruin a good thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

My daughter just completed her first year at VOBE, and with the help of Mrs. Bunn she absolutely love it! My son will start this fall and I am hoping he gets the same teacher because of her genuine concern for all the children in her class. I noticed a difference in my daughters attitude after the first grading period was over and she started warming up to everyone. I just want to thank Mrs. Bunn for giving her such a wonderful experience for her first year of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

As a parent of a 1st grader of VOBE, whom is bi-racial, I feel that he gets no discrimination from anyone there. I was really worried when he started there in kindergarten but he had the most wonderful teacher,whom i will always adore.(Mrs. Daily) She made his transition very easy and was always there to take time to listen and talk about any questions i had regarting my son. I feel that discrimination is not a problem in the school.(Another parent had implied this is another e-mail) I would reccommend VOBE to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I have two daughters that attend Barboursville, the oldest is in 5th grade it's her last year their and I could not be more relived, my 2nd daughter just started kindergarten, and I do dread going threw the next 5 years at Barboursville. I have met some teachers that are incrediable, and some teachers that seem they really have no intrest if your child has learned a thing. I have went to the the princible of Barboursville and addressed my concerns, but to no avail, has done no good, my child loved kindergarten when she first started school she now dreads going to that school. The teaachers, that is one of them most pregidist schools i have ever seen, I do belive that would be a much better school if it was run by a different princible, one that is fair, and don't tell your personl business to other parents.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities65%

Reading

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities74%

Science

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities67%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities70%

Science

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 92%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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718 Central Ave
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: (304) 733-3035

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