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Hurricane Middle School

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3 stars

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted December 11, 2012

I agree with the parent who gave the school 1 star. There are exceptional teachers at this school, however there are others who are just going through the motions. My child has been demeaned by a teacher and has heard other students demeaned by the same and other teachers. My student has a teacher who loses student's work on her extremely messy desk and rolls around the room in her chair to teach. This same teacher mispronounces common words and grades my child's accurate homework as incorrect. The parking and drop off at the school is probably the worst I have ever seen. Dangerous to the students and a huge time delay to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

Sixth grade teachers are extremely demeaning towards students. I've heard this from students and parent volunteers. Drop off and pick up are so unorganized with no traffic pattern. Very chaotic. Kids all over road. I've heard seventh and eight grade are great so well try to make it through this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

It has a wonderful staff and great academic learning! With great students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2009

HMS is a great school with fantastic and dedicated teachers. My children have teachers that demonstrate high expectations and they put huge effort into making learning engaging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

This was a vey good school. I never had any problems at Hurricane Middle School. I loved the teachers and the students. I love Hurricane Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

I have been impressed with most teachers at this school. The math department is excellent--math field day proves their success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

I was a student teacher in this school for an 8 wk period in the 6th grade. I am appalled at the negative comments regarding this school system. Putnam County is a wonderful place to teach as well as for students to attend. Having been in other counties, I assure you that this school has much better facilities, instructors, technology, funding, administration, and student body than other districts. Students were extremely involved, eager, engaged, and well-behaved. It is obvious that they come from good homes where education is important. As far as activities, all grades compete in intramural games every day, each homeroom competing about once a week. There are multiple clubs and organizations students are encouraged to join. Overall, this school system is a wonderful place to send your children. (And 'decent' doesn't have an 's')
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2008

terrible organization, no principle leadership, descent teachers, very few activities, very few parent involvement. the school does not keep students and parents updated.The kids get to have zero fun.


Posted January 14, 2008

This school does not allow cursing! If any one curses, they are automatically given lunch detintion. Also, 6th graders are not devided. All of us are together in the hallways during the last 2 periods. We also have homework , and essays, and projects. It's just an averege school that has all the things a school needs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2006

Not impressed with this school at all. Students are allowed to curse, out loud and to each other. The work load is minimal, very little testing, 'homework' that is done in class as a group is graded and makes up most of a students grade. Needless to say this method of teaching is not much of a challenge to the average student but it does explain why half the kids enrolled are on the honor roll. The school segregates the 6th graders from the 7th and 8th grade because of the age and maturity differences in the two groups, for the younger students benefit, but these same 6th graders are allowed to ride a school bus with high school students every day. These are just two examples that come to mind that other parents might be interested in knowing if thinking about this school for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

This school is the best school for students in the putnam county area
—Submitted by a former 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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities73%

Reading

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Title I71%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities75%

Science

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities52%
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 Students70%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities78%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities64%

Science

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities62%

Social Studies

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities72%

Reading

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities73%

Science

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities70%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities10%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 92%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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518 Midland Trail
Hurricane, WV 25526
Phone: (304) 562-9271

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