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Fairdale Elementary School

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Posted today

Love this school it is awesome like a number 1 school my daughter goes there and she gets awesome grades from the awesome teacher's!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

My son is a student here and I have had no problem so far. His teachers have been great, I have always been invited to be a part of his classroom activities. I have heard complaints about the principal, but have had no problems with her myself. This may be due to the fact that my child is a good student. Some parents don't like the idea that they can't walk their child to the classroom. I, however understand that this is for safety issues, and have no problem with it. I went to this school as a child, and am glad my son goes here to. I do, wish they would hurry up building the new one though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I have 3 childre in this school (K, 2nd and 5th). I have had no problems at all here and other than the shape of the building itself, I love this school. We moved for 2 years and my kids went 1 year to a 'blue ribbon school', which was nowhere near the quality of this one, especially the care the teachers give. Yes the classes are larger than they should be and my daugher is a slow learner as well, but the teachers have been very receptive and offer help, especially when I reach out and ask. As for parent involvement, it is there if you reach out for it. I hav done several field trips, worked in Santa Workshop and helped with parties. Parent pick up is very safe and guarded and I have no concerns about the welfare of my children. We are pleased and proud of Fairdale!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

I am what I call a first time school mom and I always thought it would be a great thing, to have my children in school and be active in their schooling, to be a hands on parent.BUT, not in Fairdale Elementary. There are so many problems at that school, its unreal.There needs to be a parent/teacher/principal relationship there. Fairdale could be a good school if everyone would work together instead of against each other. This school is also in need of repairs, such as a NEW school.It needs so much.There are some great teachers there that really care but then theres those who are not that makes it bad.This school really needs a clean sweep makeover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

Fairdale when my daughter went there had great leadership, but the onlt leadership I see now with my son there is a few teachers and a guidance counseler, (which is great) but lack of other authority members leads to deception untruths of what you are told and what is done and to the other reply most teachers there do not have any contact with parents Im yet to understand the agenda policy we must sign but yet it may be days before a teacher signs or even replys so what the purpose if they dont check them anyway.. But the one good thing that has been added, was a new playground other than that I cant wait till this year is up and my son is in trap hill...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

To me fairdale elementary school is a great school the teachers are friendly and helpful. But I feel that there is to many students in each class for just one teacher. My son has a problem with reading and math. I feel that he is left behind. He has a slower leaning pace than the other students do. Why can we not get these great teachers some help.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
29%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
51%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%

Social Studies

All Students17%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
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 disadvantaged50%
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%

Science

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
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%
Hispanic 1% 1%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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772 Bolt Rd
Fairdale, WV 25839
Phone: (304) 934-7217

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