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Southside Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted January 10, 2013

We loved Southside. The they have a fabulous facility. The teachers have been good for the most part. Some complaints with expectations a little high for such young children. We did have some problems with a past principal wanting us to put our child on medication, but she has since left the school. The sports experience has been a positive one. We like the family atmosphere with activites such as family fun night. Like ever school, it's not perfect. But I feel confident it was the best choice of school for our child.
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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
57%

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

The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
28%

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

All Students57%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities66%

Reading

All Students60%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities72%

Science

All Students53%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities62%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities51%
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 Students54%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students61%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students52%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
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 Students49%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students55%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students37%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Black8%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
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 77% 92%
Black 14% 5%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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620 Twelth Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (304) 528-5168

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