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Barboursville Middle School

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Posted November 1, 2010

We moved here from another state, where diverisity was embrased. I feel as other reviewers do that some children who are from wealthy families are treated better. I had a very hard time with only the wealthy kids going on a school trip to D.C. The price of the trip puts it out of reach for some of us middle class families. In my old school district. We made sure that every child got to go on field trips. Even if they couldn't afford it. We did fundraising like crazy, which brought the community and parents of the school together. Here, I don't think the staff care about the children as much as they did in my old school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

We moved here when my son was starting 7th grade. We came from a school district where his graduating glass would have been aroung 1000 students. I thought putting him in a smaller school would be a better choice for him. He has had nothing but problems since he has started this school. He has been out casted from the beginning. I do believe the statement made by another that the wealthier families and the ones who have been around forever do get better treatment. My son has went from an honor roll student to barely making C's. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

BMS is a fabulous school! The teachers are very proffesional and caring and quick to respond to my questions and concerns. The parents that are complaining that they are not in the know... must not be accessing their edline account.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

We have had nothing but problems with this school. Teachers do not respond to parent calls or emails. Several times grades were incorrect on report cards and we had to go to administrators to get them fixed. Teachers are not flexible in regards to students with ADHD. Overall,teachers and staff provide little communication to parents. I would Not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2007

My child loves this school, my only problem I have is the progress and report cards..My daughter has came home several times with a bad grade or grades that I don't like..But when you email the teacher asking what's going on...you get the response back, oh that was put in the computer wrong, well by that time your child has been grounded from everything..I think they need to get it together because they are kids that actually get in trouble over this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

This school has great educators. Although the teachers pay attention to all of their students, some teachers pay even more to the children who come from a richer family and that is not fair. I belive that all of the teachers and principles should not favor the 'preps' ,as kids classify them, as much as they do. You see, the 'preps' get away with what ever they want and they don't get punished like they should. This school is wonderful but has a major stereo-typing problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2006

This school has no control over their wild students. The teachers do not focus on the right studies. I do not recomend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2005

I am very pleased with BMS. Teachers and Staff are caring and do a great job teaching.Hopefully the school bond will pass and we will have a new building in the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Barboursville Middle School definitly needs more security. There is way to many fights at school. I dont kno what the answer to all the violence is but we need to find one. Thanks.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 48% in 2012.

263 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

263 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
69%
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 51% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 40% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
58%
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 42% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities31%
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities67%

Reading

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities58%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities47%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities37%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 95% 92%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 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 39%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1400 Central Ave
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: (304) 733-3003

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