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Keyser High School

Public | 9-12 | 697 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 24, 2014

At first I was excited to come to a new school that could provide a new start for me. Within a matter of months, however, that quickly changed. The teachers seemed great to me at first and I actually enjoyed the time I spent in their class for a while. But eventually, I saw that most teachers were egotistical and/or uncaring about your feelings. Not all teachers mind you, but I would always get at least two or more a semester that acted like this. I have a social disability called Asperger's Syndrome that makes in difficult to engage in activities that involved communication or group work. Despite this, some teachers would still try to make me talk in an uncomfortable position. They aren't willing to compromise for the students that really need it and it has made my experience at this high school feel bitter. My parents would often have to feud with the teachers, because they just would not want to deal with me. At least one positive thing I have to say is that the school is very modern. There are so many different classes and sports you can take up there. I personally haven't tried most of them, but I can definitely say that there is a noticeable variety.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

The teachers must be doing something right, because my daughter was awarded the promise scholarship for good grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

Keyser High School has some really great teachers who care about their students, however they also have some teachers who care only about getting students out of their hair. 'One less student to deal with.' Giving students detention or suspending students for helping others when the teacher does not offer to help is ridiculous. Another problem is that the school does not have enough books for students in some classes and to many for students in other classes, this is helping students fail. Giving homework to children who are not allowed to take books out of classrooms because there are not enough books, when the student does not have the work done and explains that they were not able to take a book home to complete it the teachers tell them they need to work faster. All children do not work at the same pace, these issues need to be fixed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

I loved my time at Keyser High School and am proud to call Keyser my home town. The teachers and coaches are great! Very supportive in every student to ensure they are given the best opportunities available.


Posted November 18, 2007

I loved my time at Keyser High School. The teachers are great and really do know what they're talking about. I'm in college right now, and what I'm doing in my classes is an overview of what I learned my senior year! It's awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

Keyser High School is a beautiful school and is well taken care of. I do believe however, the school has a very strict policy. For example, attendance. The student is only allowed to miss 5 days the enitire year with parent notes. I think that this is unfair and is taking the rights away from parents. Although the school is an excellent learning facility and I understand they want students to be in school, they do need to become a little more lax.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 41% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
24%

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 43% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
39%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%

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 48% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
21%

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

All Students53%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students54%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students27%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities32%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities7%
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

Math

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
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 Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
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 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 45%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 East Piedmont St
Keyser, WV 26726
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Phone: (304) 788-4230

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