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Watts Elementary School

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Posted May 1, 2009

My son has been going to this school for three years. The first year I thought that he just got a bad teacher,but then the following year was not any better. This year has been the worst I have had meetings with the principl, teachers and anyone that will listen to me ,but nothing has motived this school to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

I have had several of my children attend Watts. It is an excellent small school environment with a lot of attention on the children. I have no complaints at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

I think the principal and teachers of this school need an infusion of enthusiasm and pride in what being a teacher is all about. Don't they realize that they are shaping young minds of the future ? This school is not in an affluent section of town but, the children deserve the same quality of education and dedication. More parent involvement would also be an asset !
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
21%
Social Studies

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
25%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
4%

2009

 
 
22%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
26%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
29%
Social Studies

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%

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

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
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 Students10%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Title I10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities11%

Reading

All Students10%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Title I10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities6%

Science

All Students0%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Title I0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%

Social Studies

All Students5%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Title I5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities6%
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 Students32%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%

Reading

All Students37%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Science

All Students16%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%

Social Studies

All Students16%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 92%
Black 32% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 73%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: (304) 348-6635

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