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Crab Orchard Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 5, 2012

COE is by far the worst school I have ever had the misfortune of sending my children too. My children are constantly coming home with papers that have been graded incorrectly, they claim to want parents involved, but they do not allow parents to do much of anything other than come to lunch, children get bullied in multiple places where there are no teachers to see, teachers send snide and rude letters home, children are marked off for not turning papers in that are in the same folder as the notes saying they didn't turn them in, the classes are very large (my children's classes this year are 27 and 28 students), they refuse to change a students classroom even though the teacher is obviously not doing anything beneficial to the student, and that's just naming a few of the most recent issues I have had with them. I can not wait to get my children out of that awful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

This is my child's 3rd year at COE. I feel like she has been given an excellent education thus far. Yes, COE does strive for excellence! I appreciate the fact that when a teacher sees a child has the potential to do better, they give them that extra nudge to see how far their learning will go. I totally DISAGREE with the post about parent involvement. There are several parents that volunteer on a regular basis. The school, at times, will call or send notes home to us requesting that we volunteer for certain projects. I have found the entire staff to be very caring and willing to work with me to take care of any classroom or school problem. Yes, the school does fund raising. A Bond Levy does not pay for copiers, librarians, Excel Math sheets, bus trips, AR incentives, choir trips, etc. Thank you, COE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

My child is in this school for his 1st year ,This school screams for parental involvement BUT when It comes time for 'involvement' Parents are pushed away ,The school is always selling or asking for parents to buy stuff .As long as you have a deep check book you will be ok at this school,I agree with the post about children with disabilities ,They are not taken care of as they should ,The school almost has a prison like setting
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

My children have been in school in 4 different states. Although I believe Crab Orchard may be an excellent school for children who have no learning disabilities, those who have problems get overlooked or 'picked' on as 'problem children'. I believe that they only focus on the 'Honor' children and the others get overlooked..I have sent notes that have been ignored. I am now going to either get answers or I will just homeschool my child until they get to another school. A school is only as good as the teachers who are in it. Teachers should not knit pick the children to death, some children will completely turn off to learning. I thought it was just last year's teacher but this year has the same problems..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

I have been a parent volunteer at Crab Orchard for the past 10 years. I have a son who attended COE and graduated with honors and I also have a daughter who is now a 5th grader at COE. I can honestly say that both of my children have had an excellent quality of education here and I recommend this school to any parent looking to enroll their child at COE. The staff and principal are very caring and if you ever have a concern they are easy to talk too and will work with you because they want whats best for your child also. Hat's off to COE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

In my opinion, Crab Orchard is one of the best schools in Raleigh County. The teachers are caring and expect their students to succeed. The music teacher is wonderful. He has a choir and many other activities for the students. The gym teacher is one of the best I have ever seen. He introduces new activities every three weeks or so and makes them fun. I am very pleased with my son attending this school. My only problem with the school is class size in my son's room. Their are 26 third graders in one room and 24 in the other. This is not the fault of the school but the fault of the board office for not allowing funding for a third teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2005

I think this school is the best elementary anyone could ever go to. The techers are nice and easy. In every school you have teachers that you don't like well at Crab Orchard Elementary you will like just about everyone. I, myself, went there from K-6. Now you can only go there to the 5th grade. I graduated from Crab Orchard Elementary in 2000.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
50%
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 disadvantaged50%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities47%

Science

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities39%
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 Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Reading

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
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 Students71%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%

Reading

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
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 96% 92%
Black 2% 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 46%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1404 Robert C. Byrd Dr
Crab Orchard, WV 25827
Phone: (304) 256-4577

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