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Cheat Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 812 students

 
 

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4 stars

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted September 12, 2013

The teachers work very hard to give students what they need to succeed. They truly care about the students. There are many opportunities for students to develop their own talents. Excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

If you have a child that has special needs or just may need more attention this is not the school. i have had nothing but problem with my autistic daughter teacher and the vice principal. Anytime i want to talk about what is going on in class they act like i am just a great inconvenience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2012

I've had 4 children attend this school during the past 8 years. Prior to that they were in 3 other elementary schools in 2 other states. I have been very happy with this school. They have yet to have a teacher I haven't liked, and some of them have been jaw dropping outstanding. They have a newer principal who is more approachable than the previous one, but still manages the school well. PTO and parent involvement is very high and encouraged. I LOVE the talented and gifted program much better than the programs in the previous schools they attended. The music teacher is amazing! They have a dedicated art and foreign language teachers, as well. The children are learning Chinese even in K. The character program is based on Stephen Covey's Habits of Highly Successful people, plus teaching good manners is given high priority. Every classroom has computers and smart board technology, plus there is a computer lab. There is one recess a day and PE once a week. My only complaints? I'm not crazy about the Everyday math program and the holiday concerts have been way overcrowded. I think they have a new plan to address that this year, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

I think this school is very good both academically and socially. They teach values about life along with their lessons. The teachers are very nice and the work is very advanced. One of the best schools in Morgantown!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Wow, I must say some of these comments shocked me. I have been at CLES for 4 1/2 years now and have never felt unwelcomed or disappointed. In fact, I was very pleasantly surprised at the academic excellence of the school. Moving from a university town in Virginia I was worried about the schools in WV, but now think they are in some respects superior. I feel the staff is working very hard and unfortunately most schools around the country end up teaching to the test. I also believe the administration does a good job at helping out families with difficult situations and work hard at helping when they can. Last school year I even heard reconditioned computers were given to needy families. This is also the only school my children have been at that the principal knows all 600+ children by name! I personally thank our teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

My daughter has been going to this school for a year and I must say, I am disappointed. The kids are pretty aggressive, even in kindergarten. My daughter is a little shy but has always found it easy to make friends..I noticed she didn't have a single good friend by the end of the year! The girls had their cliques and the teachers really didn't seem to care..Academically also I had always heard rave reviews about CLES..but really I think everything my daughter knows is mainly from what I taught her at home. So I am overall pretty disappointed. A very average school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Overall, students at CLES are exposed to a wide range of subject matter which is very good but still, the basics of math, English, language arts, spelling rules, etc., need to be taught and reinforced. CLES has an excellent special education program (and teacher) for reading and language arts for 3rd and 4th graders. And, yes, the CLES administration caters to the 'rich and famous.' If your kid has any problem, whether academic or otherwise, if you don't have the right address, you'd better be prepared to fight for your child's rights!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

I agree with the comment posted on October 16, 2007. There is no parent support and teachers do not communicate or provide feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

Education content is geared toward Westest. Do not teach the basics. No study tools provided. Parent support for children is very discouraged, feedback is poor. Just a poor exuse for a school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Wonderful school! caring teachers, great focus on learning, responsibility and fun. We are very glad to have our children at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Academically this school is pretty good but they do seem to be teaching more for doing well on the standardized tests. Many parents feel that it is lacking in cursive and multiplication skills and seem to feel that teachers expect this to be taught mostly at home and that kids should know it before they come to school. Very snobby atmosphere by the end of 2nd grade. If your child is shy or even just from a middle class family they will not feel welcome at this school. Kids place too much emphasis on the 'right' material possessions and not on personality, which in elementary school is just wrong.
—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 49% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a

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 Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities66%

Reading

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities60%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities54%
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 Students77%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I77%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities81%

Reading

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities75%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%
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 Students72%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%

Reading

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%

Science

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
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 91% 92%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 2% 1%
Black 2% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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154 Crosby Rd
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: (304) 594-2772

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