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Taylor County Middle School

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2 stars

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Posted December 18, 2013

When ever i went to this school it was like a prison and now it seems like they are making it more of one. There are some teachers that i liked there or really taught me something but thats only like 12 out of the whole school that can teach or seem to care about something else other than money, and the rules. Dumb rules like no skoles on t-shirts well there was only one teacher that was like well then we cant go to school because we have one on our head.


Posted June 12, 2013

The so called educators that run this school do not care at all about students or teaching. They seem more concerned with paychecks or social media than the concerns of parents. This is the only school I have ever heard of that when a parent calls they cannot speak to anyone, you must leave a message and wait for someone to call you back, usually 2-3 days. All 3 of my children attended this school and the youngest had serious problems with bullies. The principals best advice was for my daughter to learn to cope with the bullies instead of dealing with the problem. I was told there was nothing I could do about the problem since TCMS is the only middle school in Taylor Co. I made the decision to put my daughter in private school and now pay $650 a month for her to get a quality education and be in the safe atmosphere that Taylor Co. Middle School could not and would not provide for her Now when I call the school, I talk to a real person that knows my daughter and also knows me on a first name basis. What a relief. I would not suggest any child attend this school if there is any way to prevent it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

I can say firsthand that this school is bad. I am actually a former student of this school(Late August 1997-June 2001). During my time there the teachers cared more about rules that made no sense like "walk on certain side of hallway", "no piercings". They did very little to nothing about the bullies which did endanger students. As for the academics, they were sub-par at best. Most of what I learned during those years was thanks to the local library and internet access ( the internet was 7th grade and on and looked for tutorials online) . Test scores were typically horrible on average because they failed to teach effectively. (still would be if they didn't change to a thing called "West Test".Even then, according to my 2nd cousin those scores are barely average) This school needs a total overhaul in policies and teaching before it can honestly be called a great school. Their science lab is excellent but the teachers rarely use it. (according to my 2nd cousins who go there that has quite possibly has gotten worse on the nonsense rules) In conclusion, I suggest if you want your child to learn, homeschool them till high school or get them extra after school tutoring or something.


Posted August 15, 2011

the teachers care more enforcing strict rules (like walking on the correct side of the hall) than actually teaching. the terrible test score performance just proves how awful these teachers are
—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 50% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

154 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
69%
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 51% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%

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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%

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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities51%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities40%
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 disadvantaged40%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities40%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities35%
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 98% 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 51%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Grafton, WV 26354
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