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North Marion High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Posted August 5, 2013

I graduated from NMHS just a few years ago, and I still hold a great deal of resentment towards the school. There are a few great teachers who helped me a great deal along the way, but the majority outweigh the few good quality teachers. I graduated in the top of my class with a GPA of 3.7, and continued on to college where I struggled to get a D in my English class. I was not prepared whatsoever for college format (I was even taught that college format of writing papers was incorrect!). However I will say I excelled in Math at NMHS (because of those few good teachers). North Marion is used to being on a low budget with good-for-nothing kids and they don't make the effort needed to turn the school into a success. They bring to bar lower and lower for students and in turn this hurts the students who are eager to learn and willing to work. This school has great potential, but it needs more discipline and structure
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

this school has a very poor child/teacher relationships. My daughter went there and it seemed to me the teachers were more annoyed than please to help certain children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

I enjoy teaching at this school because I feel that I have backing from the adminstrators and the students are polite and respectful, most of the time. I am a newer teacher and my colleagues have been nothing other than supportive and helpful. There is no other high school in Marion county that I'd rather teach in.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2007

N.M.H.S is an outstanding school. I went there and my son is now Student Body President. He is going to attend WVU in the fall so he can return there someday as a teacher to pass on to others what was given to him. This school has produced Doctors and lawyers and other outstanding leaders of the community. N.M.H.S does not get the credit that they deserve. I am very proud to say that I graduated from this fine school. My son has maintained a 3.8-4.0 his whole high school attendance, and will be greatly rewarded for all of his hard work with not having to pay a dime for his college. He had teachers who gave up their lunch to help him with assignments he didn't understand. That is true dedication from the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

Everyone is complaining about the school.I think its the adults fault.They seem to have no discipline. I mean when you think about it, life comes down to the adults. Dont blame the children attending there, yes it is some of their faults but as I said mostly the parental units and school boards. Adults, you better start taking responsiblity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

North Marion does not push kids hard enough or enforce their rules. Most of the kids there are failing, I actually know a few 18 year old freshmen still attending there. In one of my classes (Basic History 9) Only 7 of the 26 kids are passing. I don't mean only 7 have A's, I mean only 7 have a D or above. The teachers seem to worry more about the football scores than the students education, and there are almost no oppertunities for parent involvment except parent teacher conference every 9 weeks.
—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 41% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities43%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities51%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 92%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 North Marion Dr
Farmington, WV 26571
Phone: (304) 986-3063

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