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Blue Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 431 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 18, 2014

I would like my second child to go to a different school. My first has had all A's but when I look at his work so many thing are wrong. What are the teachers grading on? I have to do more "home Schooling" to get him ready for life then this schools does. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade he never has homework, the teachers are very slow to respond to parents, the school does not do a good job at all keeping people informed. just check out their web page. . . no info on it. I have to go to other schools pages and get info about things. Its a very sad atmosphere and not happy or stimulating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

The test scores are lower than the state average. It seems with the amount of honor roll students the scores should have been higher. I'm wondering if they are challenging the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

Not having junk food is a state regulation, not a school based one. If other classes or schools in the county are serving these things, they are probably not following the state mandate.The last few years, the kids went outside for most of the winter due to how mild they have been. I'm unsure what happened, but I can't believe that children are not allowed to ask questions. I don't think it is appropriate to make a blaket statement like that. Another issue that pops up a lot is parental involvement. Who ever said that parents had to be at school? My job is to make sure my kids know what they need to know at home, in order to be ready for school, and to follow up with educational and dicsiplinary decisions. Let the professionals do their job. Mine are no longer there, but I loved Blue Ridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I think over all, this is a pretty good school. One of the better ones that my kids have attended(5 in all, ex-military). They are not very parent friendly though and that bothers me alittle. I think the principal is a good one and cares about the kids.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
70%
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 disadvantaged38%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities47%

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities47%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities68%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities9%
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 91% 92%
Black 4% 5%
Hispanic 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 49%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18866 Charles Town Rd
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone: (304) 725-2995

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