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Sharon Dawes Elementary School

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Posted July 5, 2011

This school does have a new principal which is friendly and interested in providing the best education to all children. There are community parents that support the school's attempts to educate their children. The main problem that this school struggles to overcome is extreme poverty of the community at large.


Posted January 2, 2008

We think that this is a very special school because it has a good principal, very nice teachers and cooks. We also have a great PTO that gives us cool dances and gifts. We like Sharon Dawes Elementary!!!!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
15%

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 47% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
22%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
56%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
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 Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Reading

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Science

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I28%
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

Math

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%

Reading

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I23%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 73%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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