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South Middle School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2012:
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Posted May 20, 2014

this school does not care about the students well being. if your child is being bullied they do not discipline the child who does the bullying. they do alot of talking but nothing ever gets done. thier cafeteria food is not good and sometimes contains mold. the students have noticed mice and bugs roaming around. the administration of this school should be ashamed and embarrassed for not taking care of the students safety and well being as much as they should. this school needs people who actually do something to show they care instead of saying they do but in the end not doing anything at all. so much bullying goes on in this school and it's extremely sad!! if no action is being taken then nothing will ever change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

South is a great school ,but when i mean great I mean for social actives like talking making new friends. As for teachers they really jump on your back to only push you forward, but for some students not in the right way. Now the discipline is moderate there are a lot of student who get in trouble some may learn never to do it again or don't learn there lesson ,only because they want to show off to there friends, but all in all I love of my teachers and they really help me.


Posted May 30, 2012

After watching the 7th grade year pass by and the discipline problems plus some issues with teachers who should no longer be teaching I am looking to move my daughter to another school even if it means moving out of state, too much chaos and disorganization on the administration and the teachers. It is not a good environment for learning. Morgantown needs another middle school this one is too over crowded to be effective break it in half and get good quality teachers like Suncrest, all middle schools should be created equal. in Monongalia county. How are they to compete against those from Suncrest when they reach MHS? At this rate it doesn't look good if they continue at this pace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

I went to south for 3 years and it is the best middle school around. The teachers actually care for the students. There is more then just 1 type of social class. You dont get ridiculed for being in a social class. It is hands down the best school around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2006

There are some great kids and teachers at south but unfortunatley they are lost in the chaos at South Middle where 80% Of the day is devoted to Discipline. Morgantown kids deserve better!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%

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 Students50%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students57%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities68%

Science

All Students51%
Black35%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities60%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Black16%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities42%
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 Students63%
Black35%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities73%

Reading

All Students53%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students61%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities70%

Social Studies

All Students56%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities63%
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 Students43%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students50%
Black48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students56%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities62%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities41%
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 88% 92%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 42%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 East Parkway St
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: (304) 291-9340

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