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Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 271 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 14, 2004

My son is in the 5th grade at Pleasant Valley. We have been very fortunate to have such a wonderful experience. The teachers are very caring and the students are challenged.
—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 49% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
41%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%

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

The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
60%

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

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%

Science

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
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 Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
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 Students83%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Title I83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%

Reading

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%

Science

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Title I70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%

Reading

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Science

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Title I65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
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 96% 92%
Black 2% 5%
Asian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 40%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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