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Geary Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 326 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2013

This school is AWEFUL! We recently moved out of state and my daughter is nearly a year behind the students where we moved to yet she had straight A's at Geary. They are using 10 year old text books and the teachng staff is lackluster. The principal is often M.I.A. so it is as if the staff can do whatever they want. Gym class was the biggest joke-no physical fitness testing just a bunch of kids sitting around doing whatever they want. It pained me to see how pitiful the PTO was as well...no parent involvement what-so-ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I just enrolled my child here from Kanawha County and I am soo impressed with all the staff, the all work really hard. They have been very welcoming and made my childs transition a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

I'm a proud parent of this school! My child is left-handed and feels very welcome, comfortable even, in this environment of like peoples. Very Alarmed that I am so happy... Loves it, me
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

I am impressed with the Title 1 Staff and gald to have a new principal. This is a great school located in WV.
—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 49% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
27%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
10%

2009

 
 
51%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
36%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
50%
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 Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Science

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%

Social Studies

All Students18%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Title I18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Science

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Social Studies

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I35%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 92%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 67%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9538 Clay Rd
Left Hand, WV 25251
Phone: (304) 565-3721

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