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C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 11, 2012

My child attended Shipley and it literally changed his life. The staff holds the students responsible for their behavior, which in turn makes them responsible . Of course every school has certain teachers that are not effective,but my child was lucky enough not to have any of those teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2012

Mr Osborne is the best Principal I ever met. He cares for every child and not only a great educator but a fair and honest man. His staff and teachers obviously follow his example. Our son has attended this school for 5 years and we love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

So far I am not impressed with the 1st & 2nd grade teachers my child has had with C.W.S. Both teachers did not respond to emails or letters. 1st grade teacher would only communicate during a few parent teacher conferences on the progress of my child. When I had concerns about the progress I was told my child was mastering all subjects. I learned in 2nd grade that my child was behind in some of the subject due to the 1st grade teacher s lack of teaching the correct material. 2nd grade teacher communicated better but offered no solutions in helping my child progress. I had to make several requests to ensure that my child receive the help needed to master all the subjects. Thankfully I have a family of teachers who gave me tools to help my child progress and master the subjects that my child once was behind in. I have heard that the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers are great and I am hoping that next year will be a VAST improvement and experience for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Fantastic, friendly, involved principal!! Great group of teachers! High Westest scores!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

C. W. Shipley is a wonderful school. The principal, faculty and staff are all dedicated to their jobs and are there for the students at all times. They go above and beyond what is required of them to make their school the place where learning is fun. Test scores are outstanding!


Posted May 20, 2010

Both of my children attended C.W. Shipley, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers are amazing, the staff is wonderful, and the principal is so loved by the children. THis is a school that works with you and your child, not against, developing a true partnership in the education of all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

my oldest son has attended 1st, 2nd and now 3rd grade at shipley. My 5 yr old has started kindergarten. I have nothing but positive comments about this school. The principle Mr. Osbourne is amazing and fantastic with all the children. He knows just about every childs name in the school by the end of the year. The children are treated as individuals there not just a face in the crowd. All schools and staff are wonderful anywhere in the country. The teaching needs to begin and continue at home. The parents need to participate in their childs education. I reccomend this scholl to any new family coming into the area.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%

Reading

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%

Science

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
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 disadvantaged42%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities71%
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 disadvantaged50%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities71%

Reading

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities73%

Science

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities64%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities71%
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 85% 92%
Black 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 1%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 35%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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652 Shipley School Rd
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone: (304) 725-4395

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