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Du Pont Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 385 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 27, 2012

i am sopost to be going to this school for my 8th grade year i dont know how it will be for me but ive talked to some people and they say the principals were wayy to strict and the teachers were always unfair and they had favorites so honestly i dont think i will like this school


Posted December 20, 2009

Of course no one is perfect and there will always be human nature involved in mistakes. Yes, I agree with the students that some corrective actions should be taken to correct the vice principle but this is a great school overall. As I stress to my child you get out of your education what you put into it and I demand excellence as a parent. I do believe the school could include more parent involvement instead of a select few band booster parents. The sports are great. The coaching takes the children to the next level to prepare them for high school competition. Yes, the web site could use improvements so the parents has better communication with parents. Although personally I have found if you persist payoff is exceptional. My only suggestion is for the office perssonel to face their own faults to improve the school. Great school overall Thanks much
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

I am a student at DuPont Middle School, and I hoestly don't enjoy it that much. The vice principal is to strict and doesn't treat students fairly. Herself and I never got along, and don't plan on it. I'm a good student most of the time and try my best to follow the school rules, but it's hard when the teacher's are always on people's cases about every little thing!! I do not like my school one bit!!! Thank you!(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2009

i agree this school does not treat all the kids fair. The vice principal is very rude to the students, and the pricipal doesn't seem to care about many things. They certaintly do not take care of some things like they should. They do not diserve a school of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

This school might be fine when it comes to sports or band, but when it comes to your child being treated fairly you need to be cautious. The area around Rand is not necessarily a good place to raise children, so of course some of the dysfunctional children from the area attend this school. Last year one the students threatened my child. When I called the school to make my complaint they told me that since the student who was making the threat was a 'special ed' student there was nothing they could do about it. More recently, a similiar situation occured in which I had to call the school to discuss a threat. The issue was not dealt with to my satisfaction. I just dont feel they take the safety of our children seriously enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

Best school ever its activitays are fun while you learn. We have fun das like no pencil day and all kinds of other things i am a stright a student and wasnt in elementry if u live in the kanawha county area then you should go to dupont middle school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2009

Can only contact teachers through school email. My child ADHD, my child's counselor did not want the hassle of setting up plan. Assignments not updated on school web site. Not enough parent-teacher interaction as I would like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

I am very pleased with the policies of Dupont Middle. The administration rates very high. I am a retired teacher and appreciate the hard work that in involved with teaching and with leading a great staff. Thank you Dupont Middle School principal, teachers, and all the support people who make this a great school.


Posted February 18, 2006

Dupont is one of the best schools in the county. Their test scores are rising each and every year. This school also has a wonderful band that travels to area elementary schools and grows in population every year. I haven't even mentioned the sports teams. The coaches are great with the children and strive for the best. Overall, I enjoy this school greaty and I highly suggest it.
—Submitted by a student


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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 48% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
33%

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 42% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
51%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities67%

Science

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities28%
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%
Black41%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students58%
Black47%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students44%
Black41%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students34%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%

Reading

All Students59%
Black70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students31%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I23%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 92%
Black 9% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 West 34th St
Belle, WV 25015
Phone: (304) 348-1978

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