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Stonewall Jackson Middle School

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Posted April 16, 2010

WE are a great public school . The staff takes pride in their teaching and knows every child by first name .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

My daughter attended here for the last two years and her siblings attended several years ago. Truthfully, the differance is night and day with SW seeing immeasurable improvment under the current administration. Mr, A, the prinipal is one of the finest education leaders I have ever known and will do anything for his children. Anything. The county can replicate this program amd do quite well. Great job and thank you, Mr A!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

it is the best school ever we have good teachers good students
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2007

SJMS is the best school in WV.We have a great principle and great teachers. They all want every last one of us to succeed. Even when we do act up sometimes. We are good kids and they know it every school have their ups and downs. We are smart and we are better than the other schools in sports. Mr. Aulenbacher is trying to make it an academic school
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2007

SJMS gets the short end of the stick. The school personnel/administration are great! There is a serious lack of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

There is a major lack of communication between parents, teachers and administrators at SJMS. Each time that I have been in the school the halls are full of students with seemingly no place to be. The office is a madhouse. There is a total lack of organization. Students slip through the cracks all the time with no concern or notation from the faculty. The students are under a dire need for direction and structure which this school environment obviously lacks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

My daughter went there her 6th & 7th grade years. She was the first 6th grade class of the middle school change. I was apprehensive about sending here there, but ended up being pleasantly surprised. The school was immaculate every time I visited. Children were not aimlessly roaming the hallways. The video camera monitors were prominately displayed in the office and vice principals and coaches walked the hallways. No middle school is great. Every middle school has fights and drugs to some extent. My biggest concerns at Stonewall were the lack of quality teachers and lack of funding. Her english teacher, at the open house, said 'we was' in explaining what the children were learning. Stonewall is NOT a bad school (at least no worse than the others). Parents DO care there. But the media/city wants it to fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

I appreciate the leadership at this school. I truly believe stonewalls teachers and administration are second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

This school is a good school believe it or not. My daughter goes there and I go to all of the school meetings. Their princepal has full intentions to make this school better and so far it is working. he is a great guy and wants to change the way people look at the school. As for the school it is good. it is like every other school but it is in the middle of the city and as long as it stays there it will get the medias full attention. Their is about 15 kids in each grade that ruin it for the whole school but it will change in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

There is absolutely no organization at Stonewall; they are constantly changing the schedules around for different events. The students are 'pre-assigned' at least 3 times a week, and they have nothing to do, and occassionally, they are pre-assigned to a teacher who is pre-assigned, which means they have no place they are supposed to go. Most of the teachers don't teach the students, they just tell them to read something, and then sit down and play around on the computer, they don't teach! Stonewall does have a few very good teachers, such as Mrs. Morgan, the spanish teacher (not virtual spanish) Only one administrator, Mr. McNeil the eighth grade VP actually cares about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2004

Too much inconsistency, rules not clearly defined or followed according to the policy handbook. very poor communication between the teachers and parents and teachers and students. Lack of opportunity to talk teachers about student progress i.e. no parent teacher conferences
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

I have never seen a school more out of control than Stonewall Jackson. Neither the parents or the staff are involved in the education or discipline of the students. Teachers miss work constantly, fights daily, ridiculous restrictions on disciplinary measures to try to rectify the situation. Serious lack of a challenge or a reason to even try.
—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 48% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
35%
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 Students33%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities34%

Reading

All Students35%
Black22%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities37%

Science

All Students32%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities27%
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 Students54%
Black48%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students53%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities55%

Science

All Students38%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities7%
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 Students42%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students41%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students44%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students22%
Black12%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities24%
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 55% 92%
Black 44% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 72%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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812 Park Ave
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: (304) 348-6123

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