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Hedgesville Middle School

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Posted March 9, 2013

This is the same parent that had issues with Mr. Poole. To the person suggesting I am damaged, you couldnt be more wrong. You need to get your head out of the sand, do you not watch the news, teachers and school are not above behaving inappropriately. Its clear you are not a parent, because a parent might say, I should watch a little closer. Your review is not legit, and anyone else reading this review of Hedgesville Middle School, should consider your review a fares from the truth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2013

Mr. Poole is one of the kindest teachers I have ever encountered in Berkeley County, The previous reviewer must be seriously damaged to suggest he is a bully. I hope this poor twisted woman gets the help she so desperately needs. God bless the office ladies who deal with the crazy women who post such hate about this positive happy school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

Watch out for Mr.Poole, he bullied my child and humiliated my child in class. My child was so terrified of him, he didn't tell me until summer break. I am a very furious parent, that such a thing would ever happen, I mean teachers are supposed to be there for the students and not treat them badly. Another complaint I have is the ridiculous ladies in the office, giving attitude when you want to sign your child out early, why are you ladies so mean? It is your job, and if you don't like it go find another one, I pay your salaries and don't forget that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

This will be my third year at HMS and I must say it has been the best experience for my son. I was really worried about the transition between intermediate to middle, but the teachers and support staff are amazing. The principal is ALWAYS available if I have a concern and the teachers go over and beyond to help the students. I am looking forward to my daughter attending this school in two years. Again, this truly is an amazing school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My daughter has attended HMS for 3 years after transfering from another city. We received a phone call from the guidance counselor who explained the classes to me since I had concerns about the level of the honors classes before the schedule was set. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her middle school experience and transitioned nicely. She has been involved in numerous groups (certainly no lack of choices in the extra-curriular activities). I have never witnessed a more dedicated staff of teachers, principles, support staff and guidance counselors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My daughter has attended HMS in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. The principle and teachers are very involved with the students. Bullying is not tolerated and anti-bullying groups, such as Friends of Rachel and the Watch DOGS program, are in place to make sure all students have a wonderful middle school experience. My daughter is going to miss HMS when she goes to high school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

I give it an F they allow school bullying and do not help special needs children.Very Disgraceful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

This is the third year of having a child at HMS and I have nothing but positive things to say about this school. The teachers go out of there way to help the students and have always been available to me whenever I have needed them. The teachers can only do so much for the children academically - discipline and hard work have to be taught at home. You can't blame the teachers for everything!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

Teachers at this school expect parents to only rely on those assignment books but my child has difficulty with them, always has. I have fought the 'responsibility' fight with my child for years and the grades continue to suffer. I needed help with my child's academics and the teachers were NO HELP AT ALL. So this year, we're on our own again at Hedgesville Middle. If you have a child who needs no extra attention at all, this might be a good fit. If you need any help though, no matter how little-you can forget it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

I have attended HMS for 3 years, I must say that this is a great school, and has a lot of potential. The climate control in the school is horrible. When it is freezing outside, the boiler furnace operates on 'occasion', and in the summer, the air conditioning doesnt work exceptionally well either. Another issue is that the administration did not seem to show much notice when the heat was not working in 1/4 of the building, when it was 10 degrees or below outside. The guidence department is lacking very much concern for the students. Other than those issues, the school is a great place to be, great teachers, and a safe environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

My daughter is in the 7th grade and this is her 2nd year at HMS she sets high standards for herself and she is able to achieve her goals, because of the education she receives at HMS. The staff from administrations to the teachers are very qualified and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

My daughter used to fail all her classes till she went to Hedgesville Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

My son attended HMS for two years. Our family separated his second year, in which time my son was having problems adjusting to the divorce and new family structure and was going through the most traumatic time of his life. His grades dropped and he had problems focusing. Only two teachers expressed concern and the guidance department offered no help. If your child learns everything the first time it is explained, this is a great school. If not, this is school is the road to destruction for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2004

Hedgesville Middle school is the best school I have seen in a long time! I have six kids and they all went to differnt schools. Hedgesville Middle school has many ways to teach your childern. If one of your kids are a little behind a teacher will come to them and help that child. Thanks HMS for helping my childern!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

I am new to the Panhandle of WV. My son is in grade 6. In some ways he glad that his school is strict. Name calling is not allowed. In other ways he is not glad. When he brings home a 82% and it is a C. I am sure this will make him try even harder and for that, I am glad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

I now go to spring mills middle but I went to hedgesvile middle school last year. They do care about the education and saftey of the students. They might be strict but its for the best instrest of the student at heart. --Natosha vandyne
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2004

I would like to state that the appointment of Charlie Scott as principal of Hedgesville Middle School was one of the best actions that the Berkeley County Board of Education has taken. Mr. Scott has improved the spirit of students by showing concern and knowing the students names. Mr. Scott has insured that structual improvements have been made, again ensuring that students have/take pride in their school. The gym looks great! Mr. Scott desires more accolades than what I have expressed here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

My daughter completed 7th grade at another middle school in CA and due to our move started HMS in 8th grade. We were suprised by the schools lack of honors classes. The school offered very little in the way of challenge for my daughter. The teachers assured us that high school would be better and had alot more to offer in regard to acedemic challenge. The office staff was not helpful and actually rude to parents. The follow up on student attendance is frightening. A call from the parent when your child will not be attending due to illness is not welcomed. Instead a note is to be sent the next day. What happens if a child is taken while waiting for the bus? No one would be aware until after school. Where's the safety? Ms. Stamets, music and Ms. Yurish, english were the only teachers that offered any challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

The building could use a lot of work but other than that it is the best school in the county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2003

My name is John Fleece I go to this school. I have nothing bad to say about this place. The diciplinary system is awesome. The good thing is they are strict and want you to have a better education. Also this is my last year at HMS so I hope next year the kids will take care of it as good as we do. I will miss the school a little.


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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 48% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students48%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students63%
Black92%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities68%

Science

All Students50%
Black54%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students57%
Black47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students61%
Black73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities69%

Science

All Students48%
Black43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities61%
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 Students43%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students58%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students54%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities43%
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 6% 5%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 40%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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334 School House Dr
Hedgesville, WV 25427
Phone: (304) 754-3313

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