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Spring Mills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 692 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2012

My oldest son attended this school the first year it opened. since we have had 4 more kids come through its halls. Spring Mills Middle is one of the best schools in the area! The teachers are very helpful, especially when they know they will get parental involvement and support. The administration staff is great as well. always an open door for discussions or concerns. The only complaint my kids have is lunch food. I have seen photos of what they get & it looks nasty! Plus they always come home extremely hungry. However that is a school district problem, not isolated to SMMS, because my high schoolers complain of the same thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

I recently moved away from this school to a Texas school and there is no comparison Spring Mills was utterly incredible they had great staff and even better students! I miss that place already and can't wait to visit. To other post below mine lol if you here about Alex it's me!


Posted July 26, 2010

Okay, it's the summer, and I just moved here. I will be attending 8th grade this year, and I am getting frantic, worried, and anxious about starting new because I am very shy, but after I read the different reviews it really gave me peace of mind and I believe I will be just fine here.


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a great school with wonderful students, great teachers, excellent support staff, and devoted administrators,
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

At Spring Mills, the students and staff work together to build a truly positive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The students are staff are excellent and they are always working to improve teaching strategies and improve learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

My son is in honors classes at Spring Mills. I think the school is o.k. He does not like it. I do like being able to keep up on his work through the teachers' postings on Edline. It is the only communication I receive from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

SMMS is an okay school. Some of the teachers are nice but others pick the students they like. The school condition is great but there are always students who are imature. I think they have the best lunch staff in the county. They are really nice. So are the janitors.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

I go to school here and it has the best gym of all the schools in Berkeley County. The teachers are very kind and do watch out for the students. I am in the honors program and feel very challenged. Also, I'm in the advanced math program. It is a class that can be a high school credit Depending on the grade level of math.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 48% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%

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

The state average for Math was 51% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students51%
Black52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students51%
Black81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students55%
Black57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities60%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Black62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities42%
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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities65%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities58%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities51%
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 88% 92%
Black 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 44%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Martinsburg, WV 25401
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