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Lavalette Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 320 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2013

Below standard,not following state guidelines tries to keep from helping a child that's struggling. This school should be investigated by state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

I think the teachers al lavalette elementary are wonderful..my son is autistic, and for a few hours out of the day he is in the autistic class, the teacher is great with him, she has worked with him a great deal and he has improved so much...lavalette has provided my son with an aide so he can adjust in a classroom with the other 1st graders, Lavalette has done so much for him and has went well beyond their means to help my son. I do personally feel that the princpal could be more involved with the school and children...i feel that he is not at all involved...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

My grandson failed first grade after transferring to Lavalette Elementary. He attended half days of summer school his full summer vacation in hopes of progressing well enough to be promoted to second grade. When school resumed, his new first grade teacher tested his progress and consulted with both of his previous first grade teachers. It was determined that he should not be promoted to second grade. I soon came to realize how beneficial it was for him to repeat first grade. His new first grade teacher related to him so well, and seemed to fully understand the type learning difficulties he had. She taught with discipline and high expectation, but made him feel valued and confident. She is truly such a gifted teacher. My grandson is a happy second grader now, and I have a great deal of confidence in the teaching staff of Lavalette Elementary. Forever grateful, Mamaw Nancy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

Lavalette Elementary needs structure and leadership. The teachers are great, but many things go unreported. The school could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

Lavalette Elementary has good teachers, but the school needs a principal that is more involved in the school. A good principal who is fair, consistent, and can get some things done would help the school out a great deal! Time for a change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

i love the teachers! they are wonderful with the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

My son is in 1st grade and is below average in reading. He has been struggling with reading since kindergarten at lavalette elementary and ready to move on to the second grade. I have had him tutored privately, reading with him every day, homework, as well as dolch sight words. I dont know what is expected from the school so that my son can at least be average in reading. Reading effects all other subjects and now he will be promoted to the second grade; how will he learn in the second grade when he hasnt kept up in kindergarten and first grade? His teacher has been working with him, giving him as much personal attention as she can in the classroom. She is very limited to the classroom. Parental/teacher communication and extracurricular reading material is excellent, but what is expected from lavalette when this isnt working?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

Lavalette elementary is one of the best elementary schools I have seen. The staff is excellent and they are all so friendly. I hope this school is around until both of my children go to middle school.
—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 49% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
32%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
62%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities33%
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 Students65%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Title I65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%

Reading

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Title I72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
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 99% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
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 49%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11507 Beech Fork Rd
Lavalette, WV 25535
Phone: (304) 525-3221

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