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Union Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 231 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 3, 2011

Upon entering Union Elementary School, one will experience a clean, positive warm and welcoming environment where students, staff, and parents are encouraged to learn and to develop into responsible citizens. Our core values and beliefs include that all students deserve a quality education in preparing for the 21st century workplace. All students learn in a respectful, caring atmosphere within a safe student-centered learning environment. It is the mutual responsibility of students, staff, parents, and other community members to be committed to and accountable for student achievement. It is also the mutual responsibility of all the stakeholders to be committed to and accountable for our students mastery of the content that is essential for success in life. The School Mission Statement is enforced to provide a quality education through a safe student-centered learning environment. It is for these reasons and more, that the entire school community is involved and eager to ensure the success of all students. In addition to our mission statement, our focus is also on developing positive character traits in our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2007

The child I have in this school is a 'special'. He is PDD and ADHD, so any teacher that has him has his/her hands full. I have been very impressed with the abilities of the teachers he has had. We've had a few issues, but overall, it has been a good three years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

My daughter has attended Union for almost 4 years. I am so pleased with this school. The rate at which she has learned to read has been wonderful. They use a program with reading that lets the children read at their own pace so she has been able to excel wonderfully and not become bored. The teachers at Union expect a lot from their students, which keeps the children trying hard and not slacking off. They also expect their students to behave, which helps the children become more disciplined. My daughter participates in Art and Music during school. She absolutely loves those programs and I am so thankful they have been able to keep them. I would recommend this school to anyone. My daughter has had a wonderful beginning to her school experience and I have Mr. Petit and all the teachers at Union (and I can't forget Mrs. Brockleman, the secretary.)
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities63%

Reading

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%

Science

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities66%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities64%

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Black 2% 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 50%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20 Heavener Grove Rd
Buckhannon, WV 26201
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