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Belle Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 307 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2009

Belle is a very good school. The teachers care, the principal cares, and the staff is organized and supportive. My child attended a school nearby, which was the exact opposite of Belle. I am so glad that I transferred to Belle, and my child has been able to receive quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My son is an out of area student at Belle due to our work schedule. I am so THANKFUL for his Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Thaxton and Mrs. White. They are so caring and have taught our son so much. In Kindergarten he is reading, telling time and learning Math. WOW! He has learned so much in just one year. Belle is a wonderful school and I am glad my son is a part of it. The Centers
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Posted November 2, 2006

The Principal and Teachers really care about the students. They are energetic, caring and knowledgeable. My children have had a positive experience at school and are learning. Belle Elementary is one of the best school's in the area.
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Posted January 4, 2006

I currently have two children enrolled at Belle Elementary and my experience has been the teachers go the 'extra' mile with the children. I have been fortunate to have teachers that really care about my children and their progress. They are always coming up with different strategies to keep them motivative and to help them excel. Hats off to Ms. Snead and Ms. Scites and Belle Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2004

Needs foreign language to be taught. This is not currently offered. In today's vast society, more diversity and cultural issues need to be stressed and taught. This is not currently being done. Praises though for teaching against bullying and drugs. Sports tend to be overemphasized by parents rather than education.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
37%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%

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

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I39%
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

Math

All Students68%
Black70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%

Reading

All Students64%
Black70%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students45%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
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 Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
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 82% 92%
Black 16% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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401 East 6th St
Belle, WV 25015
Phone: (304) 949-2612

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