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Mountaineer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 524 students

 
 

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted March 29, 2010

I love my school! I think they do great things for the students and they help out in such great ways!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2009

Having had 4 children go through this wonderful school, I have so much respect and admiration for Mrs. Himes and her teachers. Thanks for a wonderful education .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

I've had two children attend this school and have been very satisfied with their educations. I only hear great things about the new principal. The teachers seem committed to doing a great job. There has been a lot of growth in the area, which has caused them to outgrow the building, but they will be moving into the old high school building soon. (after renovations are completed). After school activities are great and varied. The music programs are excellant. My only complaint would be home ec class. We actually learned to cook/bake (even pies) and sew (clothing with real patterns on machines) when I was in school. Here they make no bake cookies a lot and hand sew furry stuffed pillows, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

The new principal is great and has created a great environment for the students. Cmls has video cameras in every corner and hallway which makes the student be more concious of their actions. I transfered last year and the students are welcoming and the teachers try their best to educate the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

I feel that this school is more worried about its reputation as a school then the child. My daughter is failing everything and dispite the fact that I have talked with the teacher numerous times about her never having any homework (the teacher says they have time in class to do there work) she isn't turning work in and now has an F in every subject. I have talked with the teacher about holding her back and I am told that 'per the principles directive they don't do that'. Whatever that means. So they want to pass my daughter on, even though the has an F average, so that there school doesn't have any failing students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

I have found [the principal] very helpful but sometimes must make tough decisions. The parents would like to run the school, but it is clear that the administration has taken control. Teacher quality is terrific and my kids are well prepared for high school. Over all an excellent, safe education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

This is a wonderful school with after school activties for anyone! This is a great school with good teachers. The students are very smart. They do need to replace the gym though. The new principal is a wonderful woman who is very good in situations. The parents are involed in lots of the the childrens activities. The children are very safe in this school. I give this school high ratings
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2005

This school is a mess. The administration is poor, the teachers average, the facilities jammed. They are using trailers for classrooms. The learning environment is strained with overall parent involvement ranging from non-existant to good. The overall impression is not one of caring about a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

Cheat lake middle does not have the proper administration. Lacking in the knowledge of personal skills, and overall care for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

This school is overcrowded to say the least. The facilities are inadequate, and their is a great variation among quality of the teachers. the administration and the parents generally do not get along well and their is not a feeling of being welcome as a parent. Meetings and events are often scheduled when many parents work and cannot attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2005

The academic qualty is great. Their are robotic,math,and science programs. Their are speical classes for the arts that every student takes. The parents are veay involved in everything. This is a great school. The fun is at the end of every semester their is a reward trip. If you are bad or don't do your work you won't go. This is the best school in the district(just my opinion).
—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 48% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities66%

Reading

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I74%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities84%

Science

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students74%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Title I74%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities78%

Reading

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities77%

Science

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities76%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities73%
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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities69%

Reading

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities86%

Science

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I72%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities77%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities75%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 92%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 24%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: (304) 594-1165

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