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Sissonville Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 676 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2012

This school has some really great teachers but the office administration is terrible. I have had 2 children go through (well halfway) this school and will most likely end up homeschooling my kids for their middle school years because the bully problem is so bad and they do nothing about it. I think this could be a great school if they got a new principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

This school is the biggest joke I have ever seen! I have worked in all the middle schools in this district as a substitute teacher, and this school is by far the worst on safety and discipline. The school has a great teaching staff, but the administration is lacking in every area. My daughter currently attends this school and has been the victim of cyber bullying and the principal did nothing about it. The students are allowed to curse at teachers with no reprecussions. I will not send my younger daughter to this school and would not reccommend any other parent to send theirs! There are fights on a daily basis, and I fear for my daughter's safety everyday she goes to school. Keep your kids away from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

This school has really helped my son who has ADD. He really like sthe teachers and the principle is one of the nicest that I have meet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

its a great school !!!!!!! most of the teachers are nice and it is way better than the old sms!!!
—Submitted by a student


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 50% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 48% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
49%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
32%
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 disadvantaged34%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities23%
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 Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities41%

Science

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities27%

Social Studies

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities23%
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 disabilities7%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities40%
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 Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities40%
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 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 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
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  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track

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