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Beverly Hills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 457 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted January 12, 2010

I like this school. They are strict and set high expectations for their students. I love that they are a no-nonsense school and they manage to create an environment of respectful kids who know what the expectations of them are, and they strive to reach them. This is my sons first year. We have lived in several states. Indiana was where my son started school and their curriculum was amazing with very high standards. We lived in Tennessee for 2 years and it was like my son instantly fell back 2 grades because their state standards are not up to par with the rest of the country. Moving to West Virginia has brought my son back up to the speed, but at the same time, TN hindered his learning process because now is a slightly out of the loop and is having to catch up fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

The staff is excellent. They are incredibly nice and totally understanding. BHMS is by far the best school in Huntington, West Virginia!!!!11
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2009

Terrible school and staff, absolutely will not listen to reason of student or parent, also the school looks like it is about to fall of the hillside at any moment. If you are thinking of moving in to the district reconsider.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2007

This is a wonderful school. I like it alot. The only problem is some of the teachers are partial to certain kids,but other than that BHMS is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2007

BHMS is a great school. The administration has high expectations from the staff and students. He encourages parental involvement and works well with the community. The teachers care about the kids. I am glad that my children attend/attended BHMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Beverly Hills Is by far the best Middle School in the Tri-State area. The teachers are committed to excellence and love to invlove the Parents in the educational process. I recommend that anyone loking for a great public school for their child will find none better. The sports programs while great are defenitley underfunded, but that falls on the county's shoulders. Sending your student here is a wise move.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2006

My daughter went bhms school. And it was the worst experience I have ever had involving with teacher to parent communications.. I dont recommend this school for nobody!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

This is a horrible school.I would not reccomend that anyone go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

My son is in his first year at Beverly Hills Middle and so far my experience with the teachers and the school wanting parental involvment has been great. We haven't been involved in any school sports as of yet but we are hoping for a good experience there also. Marcia Warden
—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 48% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%

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

The state average for Math was 51% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%

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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%

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 Students49%
Black57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students56%
Black64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities65%

Science

All Students45%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities42%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities48%
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 Students40%
Black28%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students54%
Black39%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students54%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities58%

Social Studies

All Students31%
Black24%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities13%
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 85% 92%
Black 13% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2901 Saltwell Rd
Huntington, WV 25705
Phone: (304) 528-5102

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