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Park Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted May 16, 2013

Excellent gifted program and wonderful drama program as well. The school building is a bit older and they could definitely improve the drop off and pick up strategy (the parking situation is an absolute nightmare and the kids basically play chicken weaving in between cars pulling up and leaving around the bus lane).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

I like how the teachers and staff work together..so the parents are not left out of, the children"s accomplishments or there lack of..and don't let the children get behind the other children with out the parents knowing what is going on with there child. They are very concerned teachers and principals and want the children to be on top of there work ..They also make the parents a part of the children's activities. And also make the parents aware of the children's good or bad ability's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

Park is an excellent school that strives for academic excellence and student safety. Teachers integrate technology, opportunity for students to participate in the arts, and student incentives.
—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 48% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%

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 Students63%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities66%

Reading

All Students68%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities71%

Science

All Students63%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities65%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities0%
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

Math

All Students55%
Black39%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students57%
Black39%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students51%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students44%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students53%
Black47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students51%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities53%

Science

All Students42%
Black35%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities36%
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 75% 92%
Black 19% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Two or more races 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 49%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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212 Park Ave
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: (304) 256-4586

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