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Brandywine Elementary School

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Posted January 22, 2006

I found this school to to substanding for all grades other than pre-k and k programs. Academically not challenging for my oldest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

Overall this school is in my opinion poor.The teachers label students from grade to grade, therefore if one teacher has issues with a student,it is passed on to the other teachers and this child is labeled as a 'bad' student. The amount of bullying that is allowed to go on is horrific! Usually the victim is the one punished not the ogressor. The teachers at this school are allowed to scream, yell and nit pick on students. Thank God at this school we have alot of parent involvement, possibly to protect our kids?? We could use alot of new school teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Unfortunately this is a difficult school to rate. You have wonderful caring teachers thrown in there with teachers who no longer really want to be teacher and therefore should not be. Overall the effort to 'raise the bar' is making it difficult for the average child to even keep up, let alone excel. Because of the lack of parental involvement, it is pushed beyond what's reasonable. All in all, not a place I'd go to for the school.
—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 49% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
18%

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 47% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
20%

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 50% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
50%
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 disadvantaged31%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
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 Students80%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%

Reading

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%

Science

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Reading

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
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 95% 92%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brandywine, WV 26802
Phone: (304) 249-5381

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