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Bluewell Elementary School

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Posted September 2, 2004

I moved my child here from another school and was surprised at how different one school could be from another one in the same school system. The 1st grade class was small and their teacher (Mrs. Clark)was very attentive. She leads a structured classroom and expects her children to work to their best ability. My child loved her and I found her very easy to work with. I hope that my child will continue to excel through the years. I do feel however that the extracurricular teachers could improve in their attitudes and bring something new to the classes. This school has received a lot of new students this year from one of the other schools closing down. Hopefully this will not interfere with the teachers' ability to teach effectively or with the safety and security of this school now that the classroom sizes are larger.
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
62%
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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Title I70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Reading

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I32%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Science

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I24%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 92%
Black 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 67%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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205 Bluewell School Rd Androut
Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone: (304) 589-5057

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