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Orchard View Intermediate School

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Posted March 30, 2012

Both of my sons have attended this school and both experiences were extremely different. I think that it just depends on the teacher that your child has. My oldest's fifth grade teacher lacked severely in the communication department, while my youngest has had wonderful teachers. While it is great for the technological advantages, I feel they could be offering more in other areas. It is a safe school that doesn't seem overpopulated. Unlike some of my fellow reviewers, I have not had any issues with the front office staff. As the years have passed they have been implementing new programs and ideas, including detention! I am also of the opinion that they should be more aggressive in preparing our children for the Westtest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

Very disappointed with the communication between school to parents. Parents are not informed, nor contacted for volunteering opportunities & or incidents within the school. My child was being bullied here & nobody attempted to notify me, though they did speak with the child to offer them a second chance. The principal is flighty & not reliable. This school will do it's best to keep parents out & if you do get in to volunteer for anything, the staff is very rude & unthankful. My child will not be attending here next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

Orchard View Intermediate school is one of the worst schools in the county. My child has been struggling and is behind and the principal refuses to help. Also the teacher that my child has is misgrading papers and the principal and superintendent are aware of this and are doing nothing about it. If possible stay away from this school. Your child will not be treated right nor will they get the education they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

My child has been in this school for 1 year and is entering the 2nd year. I have found the teachers to be wonderful and the quality of education to be good considering the whole state of WV's standards need to be raised to compete with the surrounding area. The school is a leader in the technology department and has very good extracuricular activites. Overall, I am pleased with the school although I agree with most that the office staff could be much friendlier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

We moved to Martinsburg WV last year and my child attended Orchard View Intermediate. This school is pretty new so it's a nice environment. However, the staff in the office are rude and do not make parents feel welcome at all. I chaperoned every field trip and attended all programs. Overall, this is an average school. In my opinion they are below the national average academically. If your child attends this school make sure you stay involved and on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

My daughter moved here from Jefferson County, the staff and students were more then welcoming to her. I would recommend this school to other parents.
—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 47% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%

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 50% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
28%

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

All Students46%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students45%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students43%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students44%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students44%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students41%
Black24%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Black24%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities17%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 92%
Black 15% 5%
Two or more races 9% 1%
Hispanic 8% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1455 Delmar Orchard Rd
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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