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Tomahawk Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 604 students

 

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Posted January 20, 2013

Both my children attended this school and had a good experience. Unfortunately, it is a different school than it was just a few years ago. It has become extremely overcrowded and some of the staff which had been there for over 10 years as a tight knit group have been leaving. The school does hire a lot of first year teachers right of college. Sometimes this is good; sometimes not so good. Check with other parents and request the better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2012

If your child has above average intelligence, find a different school. We had a 3rd grader who was completely bored and the school showed no interest in moving him into a more challenging curriculum. In fact, his teacher quit allowing him to take part in academic contests and also quit calling on him to answer questions in class. He heard all about the teacher's divorce one day, not to mention a laundry list of other antics he experienced in there. One year was all it took. We pulled him out and made sure none of our other children went there. Ugh. Miserable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

We've had a great third grade experience overall. It's a different environment than the elementary school with not as much parent involvement, but the staff seems to geniunely care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

Great teachers in 3rd grade. Wait and see in 4th. Staff seems commeted to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

It is a wonderful shool great teacher and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Excellent school with caring staff! The absolute best around!
—Submitted by a parent


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 49% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%

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

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities69%

Science

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities55%
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 Students50%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students45%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students45%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities48%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities50%
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 Students55%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students54%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students53%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities58%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities15%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 92%
Black 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 42%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

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  • Exemplary School Status (2004)
  • Exemplary School Status (2005)

Special education / special needs

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • John V. Spataro
Fax number
  • (304) 754-3201

Programs

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  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
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6665 Hedgesville Rd
Hedgesville, WV 25427
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