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East Park Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 382 students

 

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Posted December 28, 2012

Wonderful school. The teachers are caring and work hard to ensure that each student gets a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

Love the teachers and the Title I program!! My son is learning so much. The teachers really care about the kids. They make time for the parents if they have a question or concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

they take the time to teach the children, not 'slide' them along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

My son will be in the 3rd grade this year, and loves coming to East Park. The Boys & Girls Club after school program is a huge plus for the school also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I am a parent of 2 students at East Park. We have had experience with another school in Marion County, but choose to go to East Park. We are very pleased with the current principal--Mrs. Hendershot seems to be very effective--she's made improvements to the school, she's nice to the students, but keeps an authoratative manner. She's exactly what they need at the junior high level, but that's another story...My children have teachers that know them well, encourage them, allow them to excel--what you would expect in a teacher. Of course, there are going to be personality conflicts now and again, and there are teachers that my older child did not respond well to, but that's true of every school. Here it seems to be the exception, rather than the rule, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

My child is currently attending East Park. I consider it a well kept secret. There are a few problems but the principal and staff are working to correct them. I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

My children went to this school and I found it to be a wonderful learning community. The teachers are well-trained and enthusiastic about teaching. There are several nationally board certified teachers there as well as national math and science teachers. The school was a 2004-2005 Blue Ribbon school of Excellence. The halls are orderly and safe. The lunchroom is a place where children can talk quietly while eating. I think that this school is a well kept secret in Marion county. There are afterschool clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities available as well as a school yearbook and monthly newsletter and calendar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

I am a parent of a child a East Park. This school is K-6th grade. If you want your child going to school in a 'prison' this is where to send them. The children are not permitted to talk before/after school in the bus room, they are not permiited to talk in the halls, nor are they allowed to talk during lunch. When it comes to class trips, there are very few, usually only a few classes take class trips, but yet all kids are asked to participate in fund raisers. The school send 'homework' over the holidays and snow days. The current principal has made a no dance rule.
—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 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%

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 50% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
55%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities63%

Reading

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities53%
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 Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Science

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%

Science

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities10%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 92%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 66%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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