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Weberwood Elementary School

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Posted August 23, 2013

Weberwood Elementary is a National School of Excellence as well as a WV Blue Ribbon School . It has been recognized for many years as one of the best in the state of WV. The staff at Weberwood is second to none!!! They encourage not only the above normal education needs of the students but also the physical education of the students . The staff is knowledgeable, caring, demanding and above all understanding of each child's needs . They help each student achieve their goals. The test scores are always in the upper status of the state and consistently as stated. I love being a part of the experience but more importantly my grandchildren love it. Many thanks for a job well done!!!!!!


Posted August 31, 2012

When searching for the right Elementary School for my children, I did my homework on test scores, teachers, and the community. Weberwood was by far the best choice for us and I could not be happier with my childs education and care through his Primary Education. I highly recommend this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

This school is awsome! I love my teachers they are totally cool. All of the students in the class that I'm in have A's B's and C's occasionally there is a D but thats only if they didn't study, not that the teacher didn't explain clearly. If you were going to pick a school in Kanawha County this is probably one of the best schools to go to!


Posted October 9, 2010

It is a very culturally diverse school with caring staff, parents, and students. A school that exhibits a lot of character!


Posted November 16, 2009

This is, in my estimation, the finest of the elementary schools in Kanawaha County. The teachers are involved and nurturing. They rigorously encourage academic success without alienating a single child. From the administration down to the custodial staff...everyone is top notch! This year, my son has one of the best teachers in Kanawha County. I have no concern whatsoever that my son is receiving the preparation he needs for future study.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

This is probably the best school in the area. Principal Bowe is so involved. My son is in Kindergarten and is going into first grade next year probably reading at a 2nd grade level. It is his amazing teacher and all the other fabulous resources at the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

I could not be happier with this wonderful little school. My daughter is in Kindergarten and she loves her teacher! I have seen her reading skills grow tremendously during the year and I feel she is receiving an excellent education. Dr. Bowe is very accessable and everything he does shows that he deeply cares about the students that attend Weberwood. I feel very secure knowing that my daughter is taken care of so well each and every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

My son adores his kindergarten teacher. He talks about her every evening during dinner. She makes him feel special and rewards his good behavior with the popular 'goody box.' The principal's office door is always open and he has always taken time to address any concern that I have. I am glad that my child attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

I am so pleased that my child attends Weberwood. My child's teacher is exceptional. The librarian really helps my child select appropriate literature. She ecourages my child to read. The test scores at Weberwood are among the highest in the state. Howver, Principal Bowe focuses on a lot more than test scores. My child is greeted each morning by the principal and he visits each classom everyday. He knows what is going on in the building. My wife and I thank God for his leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I am not pleased. My kindergarten girl is bored and doesn't want to go to school. She says they never get to talk and all they do is sit and do worksheets. I see very little art coming home and quite a lot of repetitive worksheets - many with additional drawings on the back because she has obviously been finished for awhile and been sitting and waiting. Much of this year is review for her - she has known her alphabet for two years. Because the gym is used as a lunch room, they never get to play in the gym. If it is nice, they go outside, otherwise their gym time is held in their class room. They only have gym once a week - too little physical activity for this age. Rather than encouraging learning, this seems antithetical to teaching a love of school and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

This is my childs first year at Weberwood as a kindergarden student. His teacher and principal are second to none. Samuel asks to go to school on the weekends because he loves it so much. I am extremely happy with my choice to send him to Weberwood rather than private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

I already knew that Weberwood Elementary was an excellent school from having three children attend but after moving to NC at the beginning of the 2003 school year I can attest to its outstanding quality in every area. My children (grades 3,6 and 9) were well equipped for any challenge from their NC 'schools of distinction'.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%

Reading

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Title I65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students74%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%

Reading

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%

Science

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
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 Students86%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%

Reading

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%

Science

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
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 82% 92%
Black 15% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 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 22%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National School of Excellence (2005)
  • WV Exemplary School (every year since 2001) (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25am
School end time
  • 2:55pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Barry A. Bowe. Ed. D.
Fax number
  • (304) 347-7421

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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732 Gordon Rd
Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: (304) 348-1924

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