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East Fairmont Junior High School

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Posted May 28, 2014

This principal is so rude! I hate my child being here and am so glad high school is beginning next year. She acts like a know it all and is rude to everyone except the few teachers and parents that she likes. I know so many who feel the same way but won't say it out loud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

I love this school. I would not want to go to any other middle school in the county. Yea theres some fights, but there is always a going to be a small group of bad kids who start trouble in any school, and i don't think it's fair for just a few kids to give the whole school a bad reputation. The teachers here are amazing! So is the principle. What i love about this school is that they don't put a ton of pressure on you, and without all of that you can get much better grades. It's big too, so we are never too crowded, either. There are also some fun classes other than your core classes. Those are base (home ec.), tech ed., art, and music. But you don't take music if you are in band.The band is great. Visit their website at http://www.busybeeband.com/
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

The social situation in this school is not a good environment to my opinion. The administration of this school is not sufficient for the types of problems they encounter. The teachers lack education on handling many social situations. I feel that the school treats students very discriminatory in most situations. However, there are a few teachers that are excellent. We are currently fighting to change this situation, but at this time we have received no help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

This school is doing an excellent job of working with all students. A high teacher turnover took place this year and for the most part it is an improvement. The new program of working with students not turning in homework is a god send to students and parents if they would take advantage of it. The principal really cares about students and is not afraid to tackle big issues. Many don't like it that she tells it like it is, but she expects everyone to give 110% all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

It is falling apart. Students need a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2006

This is my second year attending EFJH. I enjoy the chorus class the most, but the conditions of the bathrooms have been very bad before, especially last year (05-06). There aren't as many extracurricular activities as I would like there to be. I really enjoy having Mrs. Miller as our principal this year so far though. -Joslyn
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2006

At EFJHS there is a lot of troublemakers. The school had to close bathrooms to repaint and put in new doors, and sinks. There is writing in the stalls too. Not very many parents are involved. The only extracirricular act. are sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2006

I have attended EFJHS for two years now.I really have loved attending this school. I will be sad when I leave EFJHS. THe students have more freedom here, a lot more than K-6 grades. Wen I first started I was really nervous, but everyone helped me find my classes. I'm very glad I went here than my other options for seventh and eighth grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2006

MY name is Jade,this is my first year at EFJHS and I absoulutley love it!People are nice friendly and the teachers are friendly also,but my favorite part is just having a school that suceeds.We certainly try are best at everything we do.We have had students win the Social Studies Fair and Math Feild day,and are athletic have went undefeated before.All I half to say is that this school is the best school I would pick to enroll my students in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2004

My name is Abby and i am a student at EFJHS. I really like this school. The teachers are good, the school atmosphere is awesome, and we have a really cool principal. It's really to bad I can only go to this school for two years. The athletics and school activities are great. We have student council, builders club, bible club, yearbook stuff and alot of othe fun things. We have alot of different sports : basketball, cheerleading, track, cross-country, football, volleyball, etc. This school is great all around. I Love it.
—Submitted by a student


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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 51% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
66%
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 disadvantaged46%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities7%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 92%
Black 2% 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 41%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fairmont, WV 26554
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