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East Dale Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 701 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 15, 2013

East Dale Elementary is not what it used to be as far as I am concerned. When I was small the teachers cared sincerely and now, some possibly do but it is just not the same. Children get pushed through and when they need more help they do not get the care and attention needed. Disgraceful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

East Dale is out of control! It lacks leadership and academics suffer. The students are just a wveis number. A majority of the teachers need to move on to retirement. There are a couple of great teachers at the school. They're the only thing that keeps the school going. This school could be a great place again if people would step up to plate and assure a quality education for the students. The staff and administration need to get control of the situation there and reclaim this wonderful school or leave and let someone fix it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I love it. Kids are nice and teachers are great. I'm a student by the way.


Posted August 3, 2010

Our son started school last year and loved it. The teachers are caring professionals who take an active interest in the students. He is looking forward to going back this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

East Dale is a School of Excellence! They have a Principal that is really committed to the students. East Dale school has a variety of teachers that are very outgoing and do their best to teach the students what they need to know with what they have to teach with. I went to school there when I was a child and it's such a great feeling to see my child walk through East Dale's doors, and having some of the greatest teachers still there to teach him. I'm very blessed to be able to send my son to East Dale and my daughter will be attending there as well next year. GO STINGERS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I think of East Dale School as a tight knit family that takes interest in every child's well-being. I'm highly impressed with the personal commitment each teacher makes to their students' education. I couldn't imagine my child attending school anywhere else where she would feel as good about herself as she does at this school. If I were grading East Dale, it would definitely pass with A+ grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

East Dale always has been a great school. I attended this school as a child, now my children are attending also. The teachers and staff at the school think of everyone who attends or has attended as Family. For example we had two children who attend this school at seperate times lost their homes to fire, the school sent out letters with the family's clothes sizes and also took up monatery donations that they then matched to help these children and their families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

My son is in the third grade and he loves it at East Dale! it's a wonderful school and I went there when I was a child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

The teachers at the school in general are great! On the contrary, not all children are able to particiapte in a 'gifted' program and need more help, I would say that there should be more help for children who need the extra attention, but the teachers do try thier best and are wonderful with helping as much as they are able to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

The teachers here are excellent. They're gifted program is absolutely the best, I certianly give this school 5 stars, I'm so glad I transfered my student here, one of my better moves, I'll tell you that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Small and Crowded but generally a good 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 49% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%

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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities69%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities55%
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 Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities47%
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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
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 Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Reading

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Science

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
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 97% 92%
Black 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 47%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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