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Charles Town Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 675 students

 
 

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Posted May 10, 2010

Being a grandmother and university literacy professor, I rate the school's academic and fine arts programs, a 5! Thank you for your instructional awareness and assistance with diverse students. A Happy Grandmother!


Posted April 16, 2009

this school is a very good school. i finish my last middle year at charlestown middle school i love this school i miss it very much. it has great teachers and great staff i ended up as being top eight grader i remenber when i was in 6th grade i didnt knew anything but once i went to ctms i got good grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

I go to this school and it may be poor but it rocks we have great teachers and a good school.everyone is always there thats why its over growed cause its awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2008

Charles Town middle school is a great school they are opening another middle school called Wilwood so CTMS won't be so overcrowded like it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2005

More PE? I think what needs to be addressed is the lack of languages offered, not cutting back on the only one offered so kids can go to gym more. CTMS's biggest problem is class size. Teachers and administration are overwhelmed with large classes. The school is way too small for the number of students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 5, 2004

I have been somewhat disappointed with this school, but I am remaining hopeful for my 8th grader. We recently relocated from Virginia and my first impression was based on lack of communication. For whatever reason, phones are not answered regularly, the school website is not maintained (no emails posted), parent information was delayed to second week, no formality to open house (no principal introducation), though clean today, water-stained ceiling tiles/bathroom mirrors need replacing, and bathrooms are not quality clean. It is overcrowded but there are things that could be done differently (i.e. stagger bell schedules to reduce hall traffic; alternate days for PE/Spanish so more can get PE; keep communication open via emails, etc.). I do think the teachers/administration are overwhelmed and cannot keep up with the numbers, which is understandable, but modifications can and should be made. As a parent, you must become and remain involved for your child's education.
—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 48% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%

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

The state average for Math was 51% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%

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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%

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

All Students54%
Black54%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students57%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students51%
Black43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Black37%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities53%
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%
Black28%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students49%
Black22%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students54%
Black22%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Black28%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities48%
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 Students52%
Black43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students57%
Black57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students55%
Black43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities11%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 92%
Black 9% 5%
Hispanic 7% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 36%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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193 High St
Charles Town, WV 25414
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Phone: (304) 725-7821

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