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Bridge Street Middle School

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Posted February 14, 2014

The teachers were engaged in the students success and they were also advocates for the students. The students showed respect for the teachers and other students. There were occasional issues in the halls but very minimal for pre-teen age children. The Strings (Orchestra) program is exceptional! My son went to this school for 6th and the first half of 7th grade. We were sad to leave this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

Bridge Street has a staff that is committed to the success of their students. The top priority at BSMS is student achievement. It is also a school that puts the emotional needs of their students in consideration in all they do. It is the best middle school in the county!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

i go to school here.....and i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2009

I go to school, here at Bridge Street Middle School. I love it here. I think that we are all very smart here. We won all five levels of sports. We all care about our school, and esucation, here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

I have seen this school become the top notch middle school in the county over the last three years. Their schedule is wwonderful for above average students as well as the struggling learners. Teachers work hard to help students succeed and it is truly a family atmosphere. Everyone should send their middle school child to BSMS!


Posted October 13, 2008

Bridge Street Middle School focuses on student success. All students are provided the resources necessary to achive academic mastery. This is all done in a caring atmoshphere with dedicatied teachers and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I as a student love going to school here. There are so many great oppurtunities at Bridge Street. We have great teachers,principles,custodian,secretarys,sports progrmas and much more.It also has the advantage of high school schudling for the eight grade.We all truely act as a team but the team name we go by is the DEVILS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2005

I have had the opportunity to complete my student teaching at Bridge Street, and I must say that I was impressed with the personalized attention that each student received. The principal, Ms. Wiggins, was very visible and appeared to know each student personally. The quality of instruction was intense and individualized. I would be pleased to send my children to Bridge Street School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2005

This was the worst school I've ever attended. It's very poorly maintained and that entire school is chaos. The learning environment is just awful. They have poor music and art programs and most of the teachers don't seem to care about the kids learning. Never in my life would I go back there to remember the days of bullying, confusment and teachers not even taking notice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2005

The school is like a giant brick oven. The teachers are unfair and don't set very good examples. The students are extremely disrespectful of adults and other students. It is a very hard learning environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 8, 2005

I think Bridge Street id one of the best schools int he county. All the other schools are not as fun. I love to goof off a little and not get in trouble. It makes learing fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2004

I believe that Bridge Street has a poor condition. Without air conditioning it's very hard for us students to learn anything because it is hard to pay attention. Too many people goof off in class and when students try to learn they can't because there is too much distraction going on. Some teachers don't even notice student that have a great ability in a subject becuse they're worrying about other students' that need 'Special help'. What about the students that do? A lot of teachers don't realize the help some people need and it's disturbing. The school needs many improvments with appliances and the ability to work with children. It's the teachers job and they need to learn to do it right.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2004

Bridge Street is a big disapointment. There is no air conditioning which makes a very uncomfortable environment for learning. It is in poor condition. The school is very chaotic. I don't feel the teachers care enough. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Bridge Street is a great school not to big and actually we have friends that go to several different private schools and my child actually is ahead of the kids in private schools when it comes to music, art, and some study classes, when it comes to the elite private schools my child was going to go to, her friend goes there and they are learning on the same level. A child will get out of school as much they are able to absorb, and how involved the family is.
—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 48% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%

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 51% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%

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 42% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%

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 Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%

Reading

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities72%

Science

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities38%
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 Students59%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students59%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%

Science

All Students52%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Science

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
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 92% 92%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 53%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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