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Bonham Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 155 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2006

I think the school is great, I think they need more parents to help out.There is some parents that do help out.Then there is some that dont get thanked for what they do down there.the academic programs are good,they help my children out alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Bonham Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in Kanawha County.This school has been through a lot the past few years,with flooding.My grandson went there from headstart until the fifth grade.Even with all this the teachers and principal are some of the most caring people when it comes to children.The parents on the other hand need to support the school more.Volunteering is one of the best thing you can do for your school and your child.Myself,I volunteered at Bonham for seven years and enjoyed every minute of it.By The Way My Grandson Finished There With A 4.0 Grade Average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

This is a great school, I went there as a child, & now my children attend this school. There have been great things done with the school, however they need a new principal. They need one who is kind and loving to the children, like their parents or grandparents, instead of being like an overbearing pretentious comander. When being in charge of children, you have to get down to their level, and the principal at this school does NOT. He also needs to remember that this school doesn't belong to him, it belongs to the surrounding community, & the students, & parents of students who attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

Great teachers, great administration. The only fault that I give this school is that the first grade classrooms are not seperated by a wall. The only seperation that the two classes has is a wall of filing cabinets. The teachers can not keep the students focused and they can not teach the proper lessons the way they should be taught because the two classes have no privacy. The two classes have to plan the read aloud time at the same time one teacher reads the story to both classes because it would be too loud because of the lack of the wall. The board of education needs to have this fixed immediatley.
—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.

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18%

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42%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

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25%

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Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

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

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25%

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24%
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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.

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31%

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22%

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60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

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36%

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30%

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63%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

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28%

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9%

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37%
Social Studies

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

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22%

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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

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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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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 92%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Charleston, WV 25312
Phone: (304) 348-1912

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