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Vinson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 269 students

 
 

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Posted August 12, 2009

I am so impressed with all the work that was put into the school last year. The principal is good to work with and I was impressed with the teachers. My child was a part of the band program (over 100 students involved) and I must say it is better than most high school bands!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

After the teachers, parents, and students went in an and redid basicly the whole school it is soo much more comfortabke and clean. Before i hated even coming to school but now that they're taking more contorll over the school i love it there
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

Vinson Middle is a very nice school. I think my children love it there. I rate this school excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Vinson MS has a first rate arts program. In a school of 270 students over 100 are involved in the choir program and 80 are involved in the band program. Test scores are excellent, and getting better every year. I wish that parents would get even more involved than they already are. The school reactivated their chapter of the National Junior Honor Society last fall and inducted their first class in early June!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 19, 2005

This School Is A Great School To Send Your Children To...Only Teachers Can Sometimes be a little bossy here,that is sometimes what the kids need!...The Principal and Guidence Councilor is Great!They Are A Great Help To this school!We Also Have After School Tutoring for kids who are having trouble,and we have raze it is a club with kids who are against drugs.There are very few fight at this school,but when the children do get into fights they are greatly punished for it.If your child like choir Vinson has one of the best choirs around,and they will have so much fun in it!I'd storngly Suggest you send your child to this school!
—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 48% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
52%

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 51% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
49%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students78%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Title I78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%

Science

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities42%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities42%

Science

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities38%
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 95% 92%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 50%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3851 Piedmont Rd
Huntington, WV 25704
Phone: (304) 429-1641

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