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Martinsburg North Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 620 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 26, 2012

My grandson is allston and mom is April my Name is Raymond Nichols i hope he is doing well his grandmom like him to do very well he calles me papa


Posted April 20, 2012

i have 3 kids in this school and love the progess they have made. I think Mr. Boswell and Ms. Eydler do an excellent job. The level of education is better than my expectation. I have 2 older kids that went to South and i heard terrible things about North however in the end North has turned out to be a wonderful school with great teachers and WONDERFUL office staff..Keep up the GREAT WORK..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

It's the best school there is. We may not be A students, but we are still going strong like family, no matter your size or ethenticy
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2009

I think Martinsburg North middle is a great school my daughter went there and she loved it. The parents need to be more involved with their child at this grade level
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

This is my first year at north. At the beginning of the year i was struggling a little bit. But after a few weeks i was moved to math and science honors classes. And after another week i was moved to all honors classes with straight a's on my report card the whole year. The teachers are very easy to communicate with and are very understanding. Still the teachers give you plenty of challenge. I am grateful to go to this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2005

This is my daughter's first year at North, after transferring from another school in the district. As a conscience parent, I was thrilled but a little surprised to see me daughter's grades rising. I did a little investigative work and discovered that her courses were more challenging than before, but the support she was receiving was remarkable. I even allowed her to join an extra-curricular activity, and she is thriving in it. Once, when I couldn't pick my daughter up (due to a family emergency,) her advisor stayed with her until 4 o'clock-when I was able to get her. This new staff is excellent in every way. I'm proud to say my daughter attends North!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

I'm a new teacher this year at North, and I don't think that I could have picked a better school to start my career at. The more experienced teachers are extremely helpful, and the new teachers are so excited and full of life. North is a good place to be and I am proud to spend my first years with the wonderful students and faculty that make North so great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2003

Martinsburg North is a older facility with an excellent faculty. Despite the odds, this school produces Golden Horseshoe winners, writing contest winners, science and social studies fair winners and last year it was named a West Virginia School of Excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

My son currently attends the Special Ed Program at North. This is the reason I will be homeschooling my regular ed children next year. The school is falling apart, the bathrooms are filty, and it looks terrible. In turn, the morale of the teachers and students must suffer, and the education of the students who want to learn is compromised by the drug searches and behavior issues of the problem students.


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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 48% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%

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 51% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%

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 42% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
34%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students48%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students61%
Black55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities67%

Science

All Students37%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students26%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities30%
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 Students37%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students55%
Black60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students41%
Black41%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Black24%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities35%
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 Students32%
Black35%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students41%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students34%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities38%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities28%
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 63% 92%
Black 24% 5%
Hispanic 9% 1%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 66%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 East Rd
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: (304) 267-3540

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