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Oak Glen Middle School

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Posted March 29, 2014

This school is generally great. The staff is great and knows how to really teach the students. One amazing staff member is the band director. He knows how to break down the music and really help the children. He is hilarious and kind but demands respect and attention.


Posted April 8, 2008

This is a Brand new school with all the latest technology. The staff is great, and are very helpful. They keep our children active and I feel they are safe when they are there.
—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 50% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
56%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities42%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities37%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities4%
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 Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities28%
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%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 48%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
Note: Data provided by community members,
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39 Golden Bear Dr
Chester, WV 26034
Phone: (304) 387-2363

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