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Elk Elementary Center

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 6, 2011

Amazing involved teachers. Active, involved principal. Friendly helpful secretaries. Excellent academic programs. Pool with swimming lessons. Children are well taken care of and taught a wide range of things including real world issues such as recycling. Constantly advising parents of students progress and areas in need of improvement. The best possible elementary school that my children could ever attend! I would recommend this school to ANYONE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

Elk Center is a wonderful school! The teachers are great and work very hard to make sure that the students are learning what they need to learn. Elk Center offers swimming, art, music, and gym classes and the students perform in plays and participate in many other activities. Parents are always welcomed at the school. The principal, assistant principal, and teachers are wonderful! My kids love Elk Center and I'm very pleased with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

This school has many great opportunites for children, however, due to the size and number of students many of the basics are missed. There doesn't appear to be any effective discipline in the school. The children who misbehave are the ones who gain attention from the staff. Teachers go unchecked and the children do not learn all that they should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

My daughter has received a great education from from a superb staff. I have nothing but praise for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

My daughter is is first grade at Elk Elementary center.Although the school is quite large,the students recieve excellent one one one instruction.Class sizes are small and the teachers are wonderful.There is a pool and each student is taught to swim. This school has many activities for parents and students.Elk Elementary center is Ideal for working parents because the school day begins at 850 and ends at 320 with after school activities ans services offered in the evening. I highly recommend this excellent school.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
46%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
37%

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

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities39%
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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities28%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities38%
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 Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities55%

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities32%
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 99% 92%
Black 1% 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 54%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3320 Pennsylvania Ave
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: (304) 348-7776

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