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Pinch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 375 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 18, 2014

Pinch is a wonderful school. My kids go to Pinch now, but will soon be moving out of district. Pinch Elementary makes the choice of another school even more difficult. The principal is very active and can be seen walking around talking to teachers, staff, parents, and students. Pinch teachers are very compassionate about their students by going above and beyond to help each child. One program of focus is the Seven Habits by Stephen Covey. Teachers reward students who they feel are the best leaders in their class. Bulldog Pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

I graduated from here with good grades and on the honor roll. The school is very good and the teacher there are very nice also the best teachers there are Mrs. Bailey(4th) and Mrs. Messenger (2nd)


Posted October 12, 2010

The staff at Pinch Elementary are dedicated to reaching out to all students. Staff are involved in academic and social activities and promote a wholesome, caring learning environment.


Posted October 9, 2010

I feel they are trying to help the students in all phases of learning and becoming better citizens.


Posted October 22, 2009

I do like Pinch Elementary, but I am getting tired of the principal constantly defending herself and the staff when something happens to my children (i.e. getting hurt etc.). The principal has always been very defensive and cold to me when I HAVE to call or go in about my children getting hurt at school etc. She's never been nice to me or offered a sincere apology or wanted to look into something. She doesn't seem to care about anything other than what the guidelines tell her that she has to do. Anything outside of that is just to much for her. I feel that she is cold and does not really like children in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2009

I believe the teachers are wonderful. I do believe the principal could handle things better with a different approach, listen to others before jumping to the defense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

Pinch is a great school. Pinch is in a very small town where everyone cares about everyone else especially the kids. The parents are very involved in school and after school activities. This makes it such a great place for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

The teachers, principal, and staff and amazing at Pinch Elem. They are wonderful ,but my problem with the school is the amount of television that the children watch EVERYDAY. My children have watched entire (non-educatonal) movies in one day. Some days it is just 15-30 minutes of TV but on other days it can be 2 hours. It is frustrating that instead of playground, story, or just simple social time the children are watching Disney movies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

Pinch Elementary is an excellent school for public education. The teachers are absolutely wonderful and I feel comfortable when I drop my children off to school each day knowing that they will be taken care of as well as gaining knowledge and discipline each and every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

Pinch is a great school, both of my sons received a wonderful foundation for the rest of their academic endeavors.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%

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 47% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
59%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
71%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities62%

Reading

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities71%

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities64%
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 disadvantaged59%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities67%

Reading

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities67%

Science

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities36%
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 Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities48%
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%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 South Pinch Rd
Elkview, WV 25071
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