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Nichols Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 233 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 19, 2014

I am extremely happy with Nichols Elementary. My daughter has been there for 4 years so far and has learned so much. The principal is amazing with any issues that come up, good and bad, and there is just a family atmosphere between the parents, teachers, and students. As a high school teacher myself, I love the thought that my child and her friends are being prepared now for their higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

Great principal and teachers. Its a small school so everyone seem to know everyone else. I am so glad to be part of Nicholas family!
—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

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
61%

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 47% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Reading

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%

Reading

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Science

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
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 Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%

Reading

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%

Science

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 97% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
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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