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Oak Glen High School

Public | 9-12 | 616 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted June 9, 2013

My son went to this joke of a school for a few years. He had a IEP which the school and teachers would not follow. The so called leadership of this school wanted to put him in an afterschool program for 2 hours with a teacher who got busted for dwi at least 2 times. The only thing this school is worried about is the sports program. They could care less about students with special needs or are not "JOCKS' The entire staff should be replaced with a staff that cares about the students and not how many wins they get on the Field or court. We got my son out of this joke of a school and he did so much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

I graduated from this school in 2010. Overall, I would say that I was prepared for college academically. I would say about half of the teachers really try to care about each of their students and to keep them on the right path. On the other hand, the majority of students, I believe, are not prepared emotionally and mentally for college life or starting in an entry-level job. The leadership and involvement of the principals with the students is certainly lacking and, in some cases, non-existent; for instance, the current head principal does not learn the names of all students, even though the assistants generally do within the first year. The school has about 500 students, most of whom go there all 4 years. Overall, the school day seems too structured, with only 4 minutes between bells, having to stay inside to eat lunch even though the "quad" area is enclosed, etc. The athletics department has its good and bad points- most of the teams do well throughout the seasons, but some of the coaches leave something to be desired. The fine arts department is more or less rebuilding at the moment, on the other hand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2011

My son graduated from this school in 2010. He received an excellent education. The principal staff was very fair. The teaching staff was great, for the most part. There were a few that are so close to retirement and do not appear to want to be there. His transition from HS to college was very smooth. We felt that he was very prepared for college. The athletic department was great and helped him become a college athlete. He completed his freshman year of college with a high GPA. This school has much to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I am a student at this school, and there are few redeeming qualities to it. I think many of the teachers are quite talented at their jobs, especially the chemistry, english, and mathematics teachers. However, I believe many of the school's policies are pointless, arbitrary, and a hindrance to school functioning. Hopefully, these will be addressed in the coming year, but I'll mention the worst of them. Time between classes, in any school, must be long enough to accommodate the students. In the past, time between classes was roughly a full eight minutes. This gave a student plenty of time to use the restroom or change their books and make it to class on time. Last year, this was cut in half. Students were late to class and leaving to use the restroom frequently. Especially because of congestion in the narrow hallway. In short, this systems needs changing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2005

All of the classes offered are great. The ranges of classes are from one end of the spectrum to the other. I think the most of the teachers are great,as with all schools we have a few who are there for a paycheck, in my opinion. The only thing I want to complain about is when it rains,and we get alot of rain the roof leaks all over the place. I am told by my son and other students.
—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 41% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%

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 48% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities43%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities66%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities13%
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 98% 92%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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New Cumberland, WV 26047
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