Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Dunbar Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 29, 2010

I've had 3 children enter this school and the comments i have read posted in 2006 still remain true in 2010. It remains very disorganized and no one knows what's going on there. I have met the principal but your concerns are dismissed. It is better to approach the vice. The teachers are wonderful and most are great ,caring teachers it's just the hoops you have to jump through in order to get to speak to them. Don't expect a call back. You'll never get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

i went to dunbar middle a year ago i went 6th-8th and i loved most of it but there is alot of drama well was when i was there but 6th gade but we was stil together in boy and girls classes it wasnt till after we went to 7th they made it a split but 7th and 8th i loved going to school and before that i hated 8th grade was the best of all the teachers are wonderful and the vice princal was awsome and fair with punishment
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

The teahcers are great the students are okay sometimes there is a lot of little drama problems but in all its okay


Posted July 17, 2006

I am a student at dunbar middle this is my last year there. Most of the techer are nice, there are one or two teacher who are mean. I loved 7th grade, all the teachers are nice..The vice principal does most of the discipline but he is fair about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2006

I feel that the Dunbar Middle School is very unorganized. I can call any time and ask, for example, if the band will be rehersing that particular evening, and no one will have a clue as how to answer. I can call and ask when money is due on an order that has been sent for the band, and again no one can give a straight answer. I have been to the school multiple times to try and arrange a meeting with a teacher, and rarely ever get a call back. I have had to resort to showing attitude in the main office to get a meeting scheduled before. My daughter has been attending DMS for the last two years, and I'm yet to even met the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

My child will be in sixth grade next year. I am all for the boy/girl split. More advanced states have done this and already know how effective it is. From a parent who has a child who excells at Dunbar Intermediate and realizes that the US doesn't measure up to other countries on academic achievement, the hope for my daughter's future rests on myself, my husband, and our spiritual faith. We are fooling ourselves if we feel that our 'pricipal's list' students in Dunbar WV can compete in the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

Hi I go to Dunbar Middle School and I love it. I think some of the teackers are nice, but two are very mean and one of the two doesn't like me very well. But I go to school and have fun. I just wish that we could have mixed classes instead of the all boy classes and all girl classes. That really is stupid that we can't be with the boys. That is all I have to say about the school. Thanks for having a website like this that we can reccomend people to go to my school. I would reccomend this school in a heart-beat.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2005

My daughter is in the 7th grade at Dunbar Middle. Great school! Wonderful teachers & an excellent principal. She makes good grades and we have encouraged her to become active in her school by becoming involved in extracurricular pursuits. Like anything else, school is what you make of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

The sixth grade for my neice was a nightmare. Let me explain. The whole sixth grade was held accountable for the actions of the few. If 10% of the class was in trouble then none of the children could even talk in lunch. The students could not even look at each other in the hall without getting in troble. Also the school schedule changed every six weeks this included breakfast and lunch. Sometimes it would be an hour difference in the lunch times. The teachers would yell at student and the grading system is preferencial. When I asked my neice if she wanted to change schools she broke into tears and begged to be transfered. I would not recomend this school at all. Poor Teachers. Poor Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

I apologize but I do belive the review I just sent went for Dunbar Intermediate instead of Dunbar Middle School. I am dissatisfied with Dunbar Middle School, not Dunbar Intermediate. Please put under proper one.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
46%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
40%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%

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

All Students55%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students48%
Black39%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students40%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities33%
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%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students43%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students43%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities8%
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

Math

All Students30%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Reading

All Students41%
Black41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students38%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
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 62% 92%
Black 35% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 60%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

325 27th St
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: (304) 766-0363

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Mckinley Middle School
St. Albans, WV


Dollie Hilll Christian Academy
South Charleston, WV


Zion Christian Academy
St. Albans, WV



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT