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Beckley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 411 students

 

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Posted May 9, 2014

Beckley elementary provides a subpar education. Teachers send home a great deal of homework that is nothing but busy work. Instructional time in the classroom appears to be minimal. After speaking with the administration about their ranking, they seem to be comfortable with their rating of 5. I was astonished. Our child has been a student at Beckley elementary for four years. We have had to supplement his education at home in order to stay on pace with other kids from the better schools. A positive note about the school--the teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

principal is excellent communication skills, relationship with the parents an willness to help every student regardless of status is wonder. school is will diverse when it comes to education and every child is given an equal opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
17%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
28%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
30%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
11%

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

All Students54%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students58%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students34%
Black11%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Black11%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
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%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students41%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students21%
Black12%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%

Social Studies

All Students21%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
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%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students57%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students15%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Title I15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%

Social Studies

All Students15%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Title I15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 92%
Black 33% 5%
Two or more races 11% 1%
Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 79%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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399 Gray Flats Rd
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: (304) 256-4575

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