Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Hedgesville High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

14 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted November 24, 2009

I am so impressed with Hedgesville High! The administration is wonderful. They care and have made the tranistion from middle to high school wonderful for us. We recently had an incident where my son was late for a class because of having to go through the crowded lunch room to attend a class in a portable. I called to talk with the vice prinicipal about it and she was so very understanding and nice. She offered to walk with him to see if there was a better route for him to go on . There was - it was longer but quicker because he did not have to fight the lunch crowds. Problem solved! I think that is great she took the time to help us with this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Both Eileen and Max are doing wonderfully at the high school. I am very pleased with the high school and its teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Just wanted to respond the the first parent's criticism of Hedgesville High School. It is not the school's responsibility to make sure your son isn't allowed to fail, it is his responsibility and YOUR responsibility. I am a substitute teacher in Berekely County and I know what some of the teachers have to put up with in the schools. I have had a problem with one or two teachers during her high school career, she will be a senior in the fall. The school has so many clubs for kids to get involved in and sports alike. There are plays and activities going on all the time. You get out of school what you put into it. Maybe it's not the school, it's your son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

My son is in his 3rd year of HS at Hedgesville. It has been a nightmare, even though this school is supposed to be one of the best in WV. Despite my efforts, instructors choose not to communicate. My son is being allowed to fail, with no accountability on the part of the school, which is unacceptable to me. It amazes me that OK is good enough for Hedgesville High School. As long as he get a D in the class, he is fine, he'll pass and they can get rid of him. There are no exemplary measures for the students to live up to. Getting by is the way of life. It's unfortunate that there are no alternatives (charter schools) for parents without the $$ to send their kids to private school. I'm want to pull him out & test for his GED so I can be done with them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

I've been attending HHS for about two (2) years now and I must admit that it is an amazing school. It'll be a shame when I leave... -sniffles-
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2008

I attended this school for 3 years after moving to the area from baltimore, after going to inner city schools growing up, i must say that i recieved a better education in them than i did here. at the same time i felt this school to be more hostile then any of the schools i previously went to. the staff doesnt like people who ask questions or view life from another stand point other than a typical white christian. i fought my way through school for 3 years until they kicked me out durring my senior year, while i had a 3.8 gpa. they favor sports players above any other students, and they will let thoose kids especialy the football players, regardless of how bad the team is, do whatever they want and let them get away with it. this was the worst school i ever attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

My son attended Hedgesville High School, graduating 2 years ago and now attends a major university doing quite well. However i do not give this credit to Hedgesville High but to parental guidance and involvement. Hedgesville High did nothing to help him prepare for college. Everytime he walked in to the office to get information, he was told to come back or leave his name and they counselor would call him which never occurred. I tried calling the school and even made a few visits just to be told 'everything was sent home with your son' but it was not. Please parents, stay involved with your kids as they attend Hedgesville High.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 2, 2007

The academics are great as myself and my son both graduated from Hedgesville High. However, the athletic program is a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

I recently graduated Hedgesville High School and now attend American University in Washington, DC. Hedgeville's faculty, curriculum, and abundance of extra-curricular activities prepared me for the challenges of college, and I feel as if I am on the same level of most of the students here that attended private/boarding schools across the country. I strongly I agree with the notion that what one gets out of high school is exactly what he/she puts in. Within the area, Hedgesville is the best for school involvement, AP curriculum, and an environment that is conducive to success and learning,
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 9, 2006

I have just reviewed some of the comments about Hedgesville High. I would like to know what classes the person was in where there was no mulitculturalism. My oldest daughter graduated from Hedgesville in 1998, and has achieved way about the 'BLUE COLLAR' training that was suggested in one comment. I have two children attending there now, and they love it. I hope who ever reads these comments, keeps in mind, that the children and parents will get out of the school what they put into it. The teachers are extremely helpful and willing to help. We, as a family, love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

Spending two years at this school and two at another school in a different state, I can tell you the overall education is poor. ECA's are good, but the level of intelligence you will receive is working class. If you aspire for your children to work manufacturing jobs or make minimum wage, then send them here. Sadly, it's the best public school in the area. If I did it again, I would choose homeschooling.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 18, 2004

My parents and myself both graduated from this school. I am happy to say that it was a great school to attend and I thought it had many good classes to choose from. The teachers are great and they just added a new gym to the school. I would reccomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 28, 2004

I graduated from this school a few years ago. It is an okay school, but I think the lack of diversity really hurts it. The lack of multicultural education in every classroom breeds racism within the school and in turn turns people from other races off. This school is a good school, but it is in some need of more multicultural education and diversity.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2003

This is a wonderful school! We have a ton of team spirit and won the West Virginia School of Excellence award!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 41% in 2012.

478 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

477 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

469 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

469 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%

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 43% in 2012.

390 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

392 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

389 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students31%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities35%

Reading

All Students53%
Black60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students30%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities46%
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 Students42%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities45%

Reading

All Students54%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Black52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students40%
Black13%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students44%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities10%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 92%
Black 7% 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 33%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

109 Ridge Rd North
Hedgesville, WV 25427
Phone: (304) 754-3354

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Spring Mills High School
Martinsburg, WV


Board Of Child Care
Martinsburg, WV


Martinsburg High School
Martinsburg, WV


Faith Christian Academy
Martinsburg, WV


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT