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Hometown Elementary School

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Posted September 26, 2009

Hometown Elementary is a great school and the principal has initiated several new and innovative programs that have been recognized as excellent in the state of West Virginia by the state superintendent of schools but also recognized Nationally. Did you know that Hometown Elementary was selected as a National Title I School? Did you know that Hometown Elementary was selected by the Kennedy Center of Arts? Did you know that Hometown Elementary has repeatedly had the highest writing assessment scores in Putnam County and in the state of West Virginia? There are many other achievements and awards that Hometown Elementary has received under the direction of an extremely hard working and outstanding principal. The school continues to attract outstanding innovative and creative teachers to the staff and continues to retain an absolutely outstanding staff. The children can't wait to get to this school each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I was extremely skeptical of a small school to begin with but once i moved my children here i couldn't be happier of course there are always things people want to change but i think for the most part we are very lucky to have this school around. The teachers are excellent and like i said before i do have a few complaints but its more personal than public. Thank-You Hometown Elem. teachers and staff! BMW, Hometown, WV
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

During the 2004-05 school year there was a wonderful kindergarden teacher Mrs. Peters. In the past several years there have been extreme changes. In year 2003-04 we lost nearly the entire teaching staff. The only ones to remain were the Phys Ed, music, and Title 1. We lost all core curriculum teachers. We also lost a great principal that year. The children are forced to walk on certain blocks in the hallway and during lunch they are not allowed to talk with their friends. It feels more like a prison than a school.
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Posted February 19, 2005

My granddaughter is in Kindergarten, and has one if not the best kindergarten teacher in the county. As far as the Principal goes, the school would function far better under another administrator. The students NEVER take field trips like the other schools in the county. Ms. Graham does NOT want parent involvement at the school. All of the parents I have talked with are very dissatisified with her.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
100%
Social Studies

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
38%

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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%

Reading

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Science

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
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 Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%

Science

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Route 62 North
Hometown, WV 25109
Phone: (304) 586-2395

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