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Harman Elementary/High School

Public | PK-12 | 198 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2007

We have a great school, with great teachers. We are also lucky enough to have several local teachers, who were once Harman School graduates themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

I graduated from HHS, and I agree that the teaching staff is (or at least was) top-notch. However, the benefits provided by the one-on-one attention from the staff is negated by the severely limited curriculum and and student activities. Graduates wishing to join the larger global community face a steep learning curve.


Posted April 1, 2006

As a graduate from this school I can say that the teaching staff was top notch. I would like to say that the administration was less than to be desired. All in all my experience there was memorable to say the least.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 7, 2005

As a graduate from Harman High School, I feel that it is just as good as any other school. In some ways, it is even better. Harman is a very small school but they are moving up in the ranks. Teachers have more one on one time with students and the school is only getting better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 25, 2005

For such a small school, I think that Harman School has excellent academic programs. I am especially fond of the gear up program, and I like the idea of schools being able to travel as groups. The availability of music, arts, sports, and other extracurricular activities does come in a small group, but it is an extremely great amount of a school of about 250 students to have. I think that this school is the best school ever, and I definitley want my kids to attend it!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
79%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%

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 42% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
0%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
21%

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 41% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
29%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
0%

2009

 
 
0%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
17%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
0%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
0%

2009

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
0%

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 Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Science

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

Social Studies

All Students8%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I8%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
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 Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Social Studies

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%

Reading

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Science

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
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 Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Reading

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%

Reading

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%

Science

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
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 Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Reading

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%

Reading

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Route 33 East
Harman, WV 26270
Phone: (304) 304-4114

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