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East Fairmont High School

Public | 9-12 | 812 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted July 11, 2008

I am in my junior year at this school and I would have to say that it is adequate. Teachers are supportive and genuinely seem to like their students. Student population can be a bit unruly but even I (a nerd) haven't had any troubles with bullies. The campus is nice buy a little unclean. The lockers are way to small to accommodate all the things you need or accumulate (especially winter coats). The largest problem is incompetent administration. While some of the people are agreeable and helpful it can be an uphill battle to do the easiest task. Also the principal and vice principal are more imposing than the others I've dealt with even the more strict seemed to care more. This is hands down the best school in the area and there are lots of awesome students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

East Fairmont is in a great location, the teachers care about the students, and are always willing to help. They push you to do your best even when you don't think it's possible! The whole community is caring and supportive of everyone at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2006

I think this school could be a little better seeing i go to East Fairmont High. I love it and all but If your not a cheerleader or football player or don't play sports then the teachers really don't like you. So Other than that i love it the foods good classes sports. The people are great too. But It could be a whole lot better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2004

i am a new student to the school. starting my junior year here and very impressed with of teachers ands methods of learning. the school has great tutoring programs and does all it can to make east fairmont the best. the school offers a variety of courses and helps with career exploration. The school has 'clusters' geared towards careers of your choice and has opportunites to explore areas such as WV junior college, WVU hospital, and career colleges for those who are considering college close to home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2004

i enrolled my grandaughter this year...she enjoys her classes and is preparing to go to college. She moved from out of state and claims this school is challenging and geared towards her intrests. She is overloaded with homework but gets along okay.. She takes a variety of college courses helping with college credits and her desired career as a therapist.she has a large group of friends and is enjoying her school..i am truley happy with the school and its reputation.
—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 41% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%

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

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities31%
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 Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities0%
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 disadvantaged46%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities60%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities0%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1993 Airport Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: (304) 367-2140

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