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Matewan Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 224 students

 
 

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Posted March 6, 2008

I would like to take this opportunity to comment on Matewan Middle School, the community of Matewan, the students, and the parents. I am the principal of Matewan Middle School. This is my first year at the school. I think Matewan is a lovely, historic town. The people in the community are wonderful. I love our school and, I am proud to be part of the community. We have wonderful, caring teachers. Our teachers are highly qualified and have the best interest of the students at heart. Our main goal at MMS is to educate our students to the best of thier abilities. We are striving to educate our student using 21st century learning skills. Our students have the opportunity to a top rate education in Mingo County. We encourage parents and community members to visit our school anytime and be a part of team.


Posted February 21, 2004

Leaders of this school are very lackadaisical except when it comes to doing anything but covering their own errors and shortcomings. Discipline is not routinely inforced. Parent participation is very low, almost nonexistent.
—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 50% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
n/a
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 Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%

Reading

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%

Social Studies

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Title I15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Reading

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I26%
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 Students19%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Title I19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%

Reading

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%

Science

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
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 95% 92%
Black 3% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Tiger Ln
Matewan, WV 25678
Phone: (304) 426-8569

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