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Martha Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted April 15, 2010

Both of my children have attended this school and it is a wonderful school. We have a brand new building, we have a great parent/volunteer coordinator, wonderful teachers. The only thing is the principal is a little overbearing, hard to take, and doesn't allow the children to do much for fun, unless you call dancing after lunch in the cafeteria to Barney songs fun..The kids use to have lots of fun before he came to the school. But the Board will do nothing because they are afraid of discrimination lawsuit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

Martha has a brand new school building but the atmosphere is depressing.The principal is overbearing and parental involvement is discouraged.My grandchildren beg their parents to move so they can go to a different school.


Posted May 22, 2008

Theteachers at Martha are what makes the school acceptable. The principal is overly controlling. He vetoes field trips and celebrations that the students have earned. In this rural school of 12 classroom teachers, 8 are leaving for other positions at the end of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2007

Martha is a great school. It is a very close knit school. The teachers and principal seem to have a great concern for our kids. The only problem is that the principal doesn't seem to allow the parents to get as involved as we would like. He has some rules that I'm not sure for his reasoning and is not real receptive when it comes to meeting with parents to discuss this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Speaking although i have herd many good reviews from other parents about martha elementary, i can not say the same for us. The test scores are good, and the school does try to motivate children with different programs; however, if your child has any difficulty not much is offered by the school. Again i am only speaking from personal experience, i can not speak for everyone. We were not offered tutoring, testing any special help, only to retain the child (many times), and when asked about testing--the response was, he didn't need it. So, we paid for private testing and tutoring for a year. After 2 years the school final said he may need to be tested. After talking with many people, and the be this is not the way it is to be handled.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students79%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Title I79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%

Reading

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%

Science

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
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 Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
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 96% 92%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3067 Martha Rd
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: (304) 733-3027

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