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Montcalm High School

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Posted May 14, 2014

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! we may be little but we are big where it counts..


Posted August 12, 2012

I'm A Student & I'm Gonna Be New This Year So I Really Hope This School Is Decent! & Nothing Bad Or Anything! Deff Excited To Go Though. Just Worried About If People Are Nice Or Not.


Posted May 11, 2009

I attended Montcalm High last year. Overall, it is a decent school. There are some teachers that really seem to care about their students, but are still very professional. Mrs. Hall is one of these amazing teachers. Overall, I noticed that the school had its pics, and not all sports were supported. The principle, Mrs. Ash did not help MHS reach is full potential. Mrs. Currence, though extremely strict, really seemed to care what happened to the students that attended Montcalm High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

I have two children at this school. I have always received a response to my inquiries, but sometimes they do take a while to answer you. Morgan, Buckland and Adams are excellent teachers. I wish we had better athletic teachers, but we are stuck with the ones that are there...forever. Vice Principal Currence loves the school and the students and is quite strict with them. Parents are definitely left out of the loop of events at the school. They are given last minute notices about graduation, prom, dances, performances and such. It would be nice for the school to send out a complete agenda along with the schedules each fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I think it is very important for all involved with Montcalm High School to realize that they cannot sit back and expect things to happen for them. I graduated from Montcalm a couple years ago, and I had an extracurricular and academic resume that well exceeded the requirements for the top universities in our country. I worked hard not only for MHS but for my future post graduation. Montcalm High School will prepare your student for life after graduation only if they have prepared themselves for high school. The kindness and close-knit community that MHS offers is one of a kind. I would recommend MHS over any other high school in Mercer County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

Montcalm Is good school. The principal is the problem the school has. The assit principal is great work well with the kids. I have 2 children that attend the school. I believe the community and parents would be more involved if the school would let the community and parents know of events. I also believe that the school needs to be more supportive of the Jr. Varsity football team. Remember they are the future Varsity team! GO MONTCALM JR. VARSITY GENERALS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

I go to Montcalm High School and almost half the school only worries about the sports programs. The school has their picks of who they like and who they don't. Kids get treated better than some. It's ridiculous. We also have the most ignorant rules known to man, the girl's bathroom stall doors are so small that you can walk right up and watch someone using the bathroom. One teacher there isn't a good teacher at all, everyone fails their class or passes with a low D except the teacher's picks. I hate Montcalm and I can't wait until I get out of there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

Academics are MHS are not priority. Basketball and football however are of the utmost importance there. There are no extracurricular activities offered except the usual basketball, football and cheerleading. Parents are not involved because they are not given the opportunity to be involved. There is no PTO, even though myself and others have constantly volunteered to set it up. Parents are not informed of events or occurrances at MHS. Yesterday was awards day and there was nothing sent home to inform the parents as to when the awards ceremony was going to take place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

My daughter has enjoyed going to MHS.The small school enviroment allows all the teachers and students to know each other better.The parent involvement could use a boost,everyone is to busy to support their high school students.I guess at this age parents have reached burnout.The sports programs have dedicated coaches and more involved parents.I think the staff turnover is a problem.Overall I give MHS a B+.My husband graduated from mhs in 1982 and he turned out to be a productive member of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

Montcalm is the best school around! the teachers care about the students! when my mother went there they didn't but now they do! the teachers try their very best to help each and every student pass their class! The athletic programs are wonderful! Our Varsity girls are doing great! MONTCALM RULES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2004

I attended this school and I can tell you first hand that it's not all that great. In my years, I graduated in 1997, we could tell some of the staff that we were leaving early and they wouldn't care. When we were in class the TV was always on MTV channel. It is mostly upsetting because the staff just didn't care that much, and the ones that did hadn't been there long and had gotten transferred from Bluefield. In my opinion if the staff cared about the school a little more it could be a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 51% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
41%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
46%
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 41% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
43%
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 43% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
70%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities20%

Social Studies

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities22%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities45%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities28%

Social Studies

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities26%
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 Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities26%

Reading

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students12%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Title I12%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities13%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Reading

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
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 99% 92%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 71%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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710 Simmons River Rd
Montcalm, WV 24737
Phone: (304) 589-3719

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