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Central City Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 565 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2012

A year late, But also watched the show with Jamie. What a bunch of backwards-rednecks the administration is. A student is only as smart as the teacher is. What a shame for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

I was watching Jamie Oliver this evening and I was truly gobsmacked at the attitude of the cooks at central City Elementary School but more angry at the attitude of the Head teacher when Jamie suggested the children using knifes and forks! A school is supposed to enable children to gain new skills and not to try and stunt their growth! I live in the UK and children are encouraged to develop their social skills from an early age. I can't believe the staff at this school would not try to encourage their children or grandchildren to develop these basic skills and so should encourage the children they work with! As one of the reviewers stated if the cooks wont change , finds sone cooks that are willing to embrace change!!!!!


Posted April 4, 2011

To the individual who is upset that their comment was erased. Wake up would you! There is no school system that controls what is brought into our schools. Your problem should not be with a cook, a principal, or even the board of education. The problem is due to our government not putting enough money into lunch reimbursements. You need to send your opinions to the feds and support your school system. I am really tired to hear individuals, such as yourself, blast public school when it is the federal governments and state governments that control what we do and how we do things. Get off the band wagon, Jamie provided insight to many in our community about making better choices. Also, you have to realize that it was a reality show and they simply could not produce a program of what really occurs in the public school system. Jamie's mission was to make us aware of our school lunch programs and the processed foods that are flooding the system. You need to take a stand and tell your school system you want a change in the school lunch program. I know, because I was there and it's beyond one person's control. Change only occurs when pressure is applied.


Posted April 2, 2011

EXCUSE ME....why was MY OPINION taken off.I wont go asy and if you disagree, lets hear it. Again, the ignorance of the schoolboard,principal and LUNCH LADIES, are making the children in the town SICK.For one of the most obese states in the country, you figure you would like to learn how to be healthy what i see instead is laziness and ignorance, start thinking about the generation of children who will be running this country instead of how tired you are of cooking. The lunch ladies looked at the fresh food like Mr. Oliver was trying to poison them unlike the truth which is what they are doing. Go ahead,erase me again BUT i have the right to my opinion and Im NOT GOING AWAY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

its time to make a change in the kitchen staff if their not willing to make a change in the food


Posted May 18, 2008

I think this school could be a lot better, my child has been there 3 years, the first two years were ok but this year has been awful. I receive no info from the teacher about my child other than a report card. The teacher seems to not know how to control her class, my child is picked on along with other students in the class. I will be looking to move my child to a new scool next scool year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

They have wonder programs at CCE. The have fun nights that are fun but also get the children learning without even realizing it. And they really encourage parent involvement. My son loves the music, art, and gym along with computers and library. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I think that Central Ciry is an excellent school and that my son is excelling there. The staff and teachers work really hard to make sure that all of their students are getting a quality education. They have fun nights that have a learning component to them and are great fun for the kids but also teach them something. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

All 3 of my children went to Central City. The whole time Central City school was apart of our everyday life was stressful. I believe it would be more helpful to the parents to receive daily reports about there child and there homework assignments wrote down. The teachers are not very involved or interested in learning to deal with each student in a individual way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2006

From the administration, teachers, and staff, this school is great. I have one child who went from kindergarten through fifth grade at this school, and I also have a first grader here. Both children got plenty of attention, and when my youngest was struggling, Carole Hensley took the time to discuss the situation with me, and together we decided what needed to be done. He has excelled ever since.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

I have a daughter that goes to CCE, just finished kindergarten Ms. Hensley's class. CCE is a wonderful elementary school. There is a lot of schools in Huntington, WV, BUT...CCE is the best. My daughter learned so much from her teachers, in fact when school was out she cried for her teacher. The faculty at this school is excellent, you couldn't ask for a better, safer school for your children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

i have two children that go to cce and let me say now that we have the new principal's it has become a great place for all children.thank you mr.oneil and mrs.woods for doing a great job and treating our kids with the respect they all deserve.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
36%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
24%
Social Studies

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
44%
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 Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities34%

Science

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities29%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities29%
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 Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities30%

Reading

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities33%

Science

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities26%

Social Studies

All Students13%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I13%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities17%
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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities65%

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities31%
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 8% 5%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2100 Washington Ave
Huntington, WV 25704
Phone: (304) 528-5231

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