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West Fairmont Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 644 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted July 1, 2010

This school was an abysmal failure for my exceptionally gifted son. The principal and some of his teachers, as well as Marion County board of education, did not appear interested in providing him a fair and equitable public education based on his intelligence and proven academic ability. His elementary school was fabulous, but after two months at WFMS it was obvious they had no plans to follow his IEP, at least not in a timely manner. We had no choice but to pull our son out to home school him, where he has flourished academically. If you have a highly intelligent child, do yourself a favor and skip Marion county - I understand Mon Cnty offers much better gifted education, and consider home schooling an option, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

besttttt . school . everrrrr ! lets go polar bear cubs ! great school academically and athletically .
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

West Fairmont Middle School is trully a wonderful school. They have a ton of activities for the children. The teachers love the students. They are patient and understanding. Everytime I have a question about my children I am treated with the utmost respect. I could not ask for better school.
—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.

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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 50% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
52%
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 48% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%

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 42% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students58%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students49%
Black46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities53%

Science

All Students55%
Black46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities8%
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

Math

All Students48%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students42%
Black22%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students42%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Black7%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities8%
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

Math

All Students51%
Black39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students51%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students51%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities10%
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

Math

All Students48%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students55%
Black58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students62%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities67%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities37%
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 77% 92%
Black 20% 5%
Hispanic 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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110 10th St
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 366-5631

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