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Western Greenbrier Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 319 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 27, 2013

Wgms is the best middles school in the grernbrier valley. The teachers there really care about the students. I drive my son daily to and from there for school. I drive 80 miles per day just so that he can continue to get a great education from wgms then to west high school. The teachers at egms and greenbrier east are not worthy of a paycheck... Not sure why they are still allowed to teach if thats what u wanna call it. We moved to smoot just so that my son could goto wgms and greenbrier west high school. I will do whatever possible for him to get a hoid education. The teachers dnt put up wiyh bullying kids putting others down they practive positive behavior daily and positive reinforcement when things should go ary.. Hats off to ALL TEACHERSat WGMS... Kudos Im very pleased with what you have done for and with my son. Hes got one yr left at WGMS then off to high school. My son is very shy and backwards but the football and wrestleing coaches brought him out of his shell. Hes a big boy and was self concious but thanks to wrestling hes fine now very confident like said before kudos to all the staff at WGMS..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

This school is Greenbrier County's hidden gem. The students have enrichment activities that even the local high school doesn't offer. Imagine a school that has student musicals, displays student art, wins academic awards, and achieves high test scores. Throw in a safe, clean environment and teachers who actually care about the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2006

The teachers at WGMS are top notch. They spend countless hours helping the students. They make every possible attempt to expose the students to rich cultural activities that they ordinarily would not have access to. Kudos to the WGMS staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2005

The kids refer to this school as a prison. No matter what your kid does, he/she is wrong and the faculty is right--they will not compromise. Your child is not allowed to express his or her opinion and if they do, they get a discipline referral. They expect all the kids to act the same, think the same and be the same--little minature adult robots. What ever happened to allowing our kids to be kids? At Western Greenbrier Middle School, what comes out of the child's mouth is more important than what goes into his head. This school cares more about rules, regulations and punishment than educating our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This school is awesome! It is the best school junior high/middle school in the county it really beats Eastern out of the water! It is a really clean school and environment. The people are also great! They have a great sports program with the Reeds! The bottom line _____________ This school is awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2005

The school is very successful, in academics and most curricular and extra-curricular activities. The building is new and kept very clean,there are a lot of fun rewards for the students and I as a student I have to say it is one of the best schools. It is safe and has a very friendly environment. There is a strict disipline policy, but it is needed to keep a school running. Overall the school is a lot of fun there is alway some kind of activity going on and I recommend it highly. It passes all NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND POLICIES and they are very proud.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2005

This school is completly over rated. Everyone makes this school out to be the best one around. I dont even know where to start. The teachers are completely over controlling and believe that they are right, and you are wrong. The numerous complaints that I have heard have convinced me that I am not the only one that experiences these problems. Must I go on?
—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 48% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
45%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
41%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%

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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities34%

Reading

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities35%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities0%
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

Math

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities38%

Social Studies

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities34%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities32%

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities35%
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%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 69%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Crawley, WV 25931
Phone: (304) 392-6446

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