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Grandview Elementary School

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Posted May 19, 2009

the wonderful teachers that care about students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I was very apprehensive about sending my child to public school and even contemplated private school. It was with a heavy heart that I decided to send my son to public school. I am embarrassed to admit, but I already had in my mind that I would need to get additional help from outside school resources in order for my child to succeed. I am extremely happy to report that this was not the case at all. My child has made leaps and bounds with his education and I could not be more proud of him or his accomplishments. I owe this to his wonderful teachers and all of the dedicated staff in this school. I want to say thank you to Mrs. Davis and all Grandview for providing my child with the tools that are necessary for him to succeed in life. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

This is a great school. The teachers are well educated and experienced. They love their students and would stop at nothing to see them succeed. Ms. Poston and Mrs. Bailey are by far some of the best teachers I have had the pleasure of working with. They took great care of my daughter and made her feel important as well as successful.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 26, 2005

Closing down Grandview Elementary is a shame. My oldest child finished going there last year and my youngest still goes there. It's a school of excellence, and the teachers take time with their students.It is ridiculous to even think of closing such a good school for no reason.The Board of Education is always changing schools around and making it inconvenient for parents and students. This is stupid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

This is the best elementary school I have seen so far. They have really good teachers that do a good job with the children and Ms. Blackhurst is the best teacher that they have. Thank u Ms. blackhurst for teaching my girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 49% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
39%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
39%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
51%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%

Science

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
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 Students25%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%

Reading

All Students31%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Science

All Students14%
Black8%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%

Social Studies

All Students19%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
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 77% 92%
Black 22% 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 76%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Charleston, WV 25312
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