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Dunbar Intermediate Center

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Posted November 18, 2010

Really?? I guess most people aren't seeing what I am seeing. The test scores are terrible--what is the solution? Send a billion worksheets home to study spelling. Yeah, that works. They have teachers walking around at lunch, yelling at kids who talk during the 10 minutes they have to eat. The teachers--I'm sorry--aren't very bright (taught my son Philadelphia is the capitol of PA??). Plus, there is a bullying problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2010

I think Dunbar Intermediate is a great school! Dunbar has a bad rap and lots of people talk bad about it but being a Dunbar native myself( I went to Roxalana) the kids really can be great when people work hard with them. Most of the teachers are really nice and helpful. My sons teachers have always been great and had great relationships with the students. Im sad my son is leaving this year because I know he wont be treated as nicely at the middle school. I especially want to thank his wonderful fifth grade teacher ms. jacob because he had such a hard time this year with different things and she helped him with such a caring heart. She really made learning fun and he came home all the time excited about what he learned! Thank you Dunbar Intermediate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Caring teachers Great staff and it's close to home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

Dunbar Intermediate has improved in this last year with Mrs. Plear (sp?) being the new pricipal. Mrs. Bateman is indeed a wonderful 5th grade teacher, as was commented on by one of the student reviews. The library is great, with the attention that is focused on the Accelerated Reader program, unfortunatly not enough day to day focus is placed on advanced math skills. They really need a place to play on nice days. With the space that they have a nice playground could be incorporated, but all they seem to have is a sheet of asphalt with a couple of basketball hoops.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

This school is the best.I went there for fourth and fifth and now im in sixth.The trips are educational but still fun.I had the best teacher in the world mrs.Bateman.She can be strict but is still nice.Your child will like it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2006

I Think that Dunbar Intermediate Is the best school in the world.The Teachers are great.My teacher is Mrs. Corica ,she's the best ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2006

best school in the valley, Betty Spence deserves credit for the extra time and care she devotes to each and every student. I know of times she has personally made sure her students have coats, clothes and or shoes to attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

this is a wonderful school I loved it. THey have trips in every grade like in fith you go to Flordia then in fourht you go to the Lost World Caverns, and in the third grade you go to Cosi. they have wonderful teachers and great trips. the trips cost a lot sometimes, but the principal Betty Spincer make it easy to afford. This is an awsome school your child will love it.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
44%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
35%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
39%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
49%
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 Students44%
Black35%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities43%

Reading

All Students46%
Black43%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities47%

Science

All Students31%
Black28%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities26%
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 Students43%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students45%
Black51%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students32%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities30%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities30%
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%
Black46%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students45%
Black49%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students37%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities32%
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 65% 92%
Black 33% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 61%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1330 Myers Ave
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: (304) 766-1570

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