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Simpson Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted March 17, 2014

Simpson Elementary is Excellent with my children! I am so glad they are getting to experience such a wonderful school as their first school. No violence, no gangs, just a great enviornment for them to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

This is a wonderful school with some bricks and morter issues that, thankfully, do not affect the learning atmosphere. But, there are a few teachers (as in any school) that need to move on. It is unfortunate that there is no regular art class offered and that PE is only 1 time per week. However, music opportunites abound! Many opportunites for parental involvement. PTA is always a way to get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2009

Great school with some very good teachers. There are a very few teachers that I would not recommend. It is not a very friendly atmosphere for parents. All in all, I am glad my children attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I think this is a great school, however they tend to overreact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

I have had children at simpson for 10 years now.It is an excellent school. My children never had any kind of problem there. No fights, no guns, no gangs. It is a small school so children get extra attention.All 3 of my kids are honor roll students. All the teachers have been very nice. Mr Harki, the principal is the best. I have one child left in simpson, 5th grade, so next year we all move on, and we will miss this school. Tammy Syslo
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%

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 47% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%

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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%

Reading

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%

Science

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
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 disadvantaged36%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Science

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
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 disadvantaged52%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Reading

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Title I72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%

Science

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
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 93% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Worthington Dr
Bridgeport, WV 26330
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