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Shoals Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 24, 2013

The best small school in Charleston. Wonderful nurturing environment for the kids. We love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

This is an incredible school. I went there as a child, and am looking forward to my own children attending!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

Im now a Freshman at Cap High and I went to Shoals Kingergarten through Fifth grade. Its an amazing school, I had the most wonderful teachers, and great memories at Shoals. I miss it dearly and would give anything to be back at Shoals. Anyone who thinks this is a bad school is completely wrong!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2008

This is a wonderful school. The only people that are lacking in responsibility at this school are parents who expect the school to raise their children instead of teaching them. I take responsibility for my children both in school and out. Achievement, whether good or bad, begins at home! Stop making teachers and society reponsible for your shortcomings and put some effort into your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2007

The worst! No responsibility taken by faculty and staff for lack of achievement. Cliques allowed to run the school. Only the 'chosen' kids get treated with respect & given opportunities. The principal & teachers should be ashamed of themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

I have spent the past 14 years as a parent at Shoals Elementary and it is the greatest grade school in the area. My kids received an excellent education and the staff is absolutely the best. We will miss being involved at the school now that our kids have moved onto middle and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

I am an 8th grade student now and went to Shoals from Pre-school to 5th grade. I thought that this school was the best. My teachers were great and so were my classmates. I am also now bilangual because of the great deaf program that they have. I picked up on sign language very quickly and now have several deaf friends. I also found that when I went to middle school, because of the great education that I received from Shoals, that I was somewhat ahead of the other students.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 49% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
36%

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 47% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
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 Students71%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%

Reading

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%

Science

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 92%
Black 6% 5%
Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 42%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Dutch Rd
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: (304) 348-1900

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