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Clay-Battelle High School

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Posted January 17, 2014

Clay-Battelle has been a wonderful experience for my children, one has graduated and one attends now. They have had the opportunity to take advanced classes including AP and college courses. If you take advantage there is a lot to learn in the classroom, about community service through clubs and about working together through sports. Although I'm a parent I rated parent involvement a 4 because too many kids don't have parents that encourage them to study or get involved. Being a small school you have the chance to be part of a special community that can help kids be positive members of society as adults
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

Clay-Battelle is a school like all others and has it's positives and it's drawbacks. It is possible to receive a proper education there however, it doesn't quite prepare you for your college career. Our DC (Dual Credit) classes have been taken away and juniors aren't even offered AP History. The most advanced class offered there is probably AP Chemistry. There needs to be more class options offered at the high school. There are multiple teachers there that don't deserve jobs but there are few that are amazing teachers! Their WesTEST scores have plummeted. Whether this is in every school or not I don't know but, the individuals that break rules over and over again are not punished enough, thus they continue. With slight changes this school could be outstanding but how it sits now it's hardly and educational program. It's small size is nice, it's facility is nice, but administratively there must be changes. You can be taught well enough to get through college and even receive a PhD, however you are at a huge disadvantage compared to students of other schools.


Posted December 9, 2011

I graduated from Clay-Battelle in 2010 and am now at sophomore at Stanford University and doing great. It is possible to get a good education from Clay-Battelle if you put forth the effort. There are some great teachers there. You just need to learn how to take advantage of your opportunities.


Posted May 2, 2010

I do not enjoy the school very much. The school only cares about who you are and were you came from. Some of the teachers can't teach to save there lives. Its one big fun land
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

Clay Battelle offers advanced classes like dual credit history and advanced placement engilsh. There are many sport teams and clubs you can join. Overall, CB land is a good place to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

This school is the Best, theres not many students so you can get a better education
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2008

Clay-Battelle is a joke. I graduated at the top of my class, barely trying. When I got to college, subjects familiar to many students were foreign to me. This has really set me back, and has hindered my academic performance. Attending this school was by far my biggest mistake.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2007

I personally think clay battelle rocks..... Its not a crowded school so you can get to class on time. The teachers make learning fun and easier. Its a great school, has lots of sports and clubs, and it doesnt matter who you are because as soon as you walk through the doors your rep from last year just disappears and you have a brand new slate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

I love it at Clay Battelle.... everyone is friendly and the teachers are great!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2007

clay battelle is a great school. they actually make learning fun and they have great students there too. if I had to rate this school I would give it a big high five.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2006

Honestly this is only an okay school. I would never send my child there. The education is only so/so. It's a complete different way of life there and something needs to be done. There is a lack of fine arts and classes for children to express themselves as individuals. Out of 10 my rating would be a 3.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
34%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%

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 41% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%

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

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
56%
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 48% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
58%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Science

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%

Social Studies

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I22%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities46%
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 disadvantaged21%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities71%

Science

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities39%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities38%
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 Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities37%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
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 99% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 41%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer time after school
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Rt. 7 West
Blacksville, WV 26521
Phone: (304) 432-8208

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