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Magnolia High School

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Posted October 30, 2013

This school has major discipline issues, the students roam the hallways whenever they please, are disruptive in classes, and think they can get away with anything in the school. I've seen video after video that kids have recorded from their phones showing the kind of stuff that goes on in the class rooms and it might as well just be a big indoor playground. The main focus (and possibly the only focus) is on athletics. When attending any athletic event here, mainly football and basketball, beware (especially the students of the visiting school) every single time I go to a game there, the magnolia student section is always causing trouble and what's worse about it is the parents and the fans of the school are either encouraging it or ignoring it. Every time there is always a group of students that roam along the visitors side that yell profanities at the visiting students, bands, cheerleaders, and football players and there have even been cases, that I've witnessed, where students have been attacked. This school really is out of control, what they need is someone to step up and put an end to all of this insane behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

I was an exchangestudent at Magnolia High School in 2010. I came to a completly strange country and I didn't know anyone. But the students and teachers took me in and made me feel like I belongd there. They made it one of the best years of my life and I don't regreat going there at all. My english was poor when I first came but the teachers helpt me along the way and in the end i only had top grades. Coming to a knew country I also notice that alot of students at Magnolia complained because they though that everything would work out without making an efford! WRONG! That's why atheltets get good grades because they know they have to work hard to get good grades and be good at sports!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2010

Magnolia is a great school, yes there are some things that need improvment but all in all i feel its one of the best around here. As far as the athletes getting more attention yes they do get more attention because not only are they great athletes but the are very respectable individuals most if not all are honor students and are very involoved in the school and community. Opinions of Magnolia are different depending on who you ask. If you ask a student that is involoved, are in lots of clubs, sports or whatever they love Magnolia, however if you ask a student that is only there because they have to be, make horrible grades, and just are not happy individuals they make up excuses like "well i don't make good grades and get to do special things because i don't play football" your experience at Magnolia is what you want it to be. The school strives for excellence and if your not on the same page then no they really don't care they care about the ones that care about them. I am not only a parent with a child in Magnolia i am also an alumni i have now seen it from both perspectives and am very pleased with both sides!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

As you can see with this post everything and I mean everything revolves around athletics. As for education if your child has the right last name they are almost guaranteed an A or B and never to have to deal with any discipline actions. Yes, there are a few great teachers in this school but their hands are usually tied by the politics of New Martinsville. All in all Paden City is a better choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

MHS is actually in the top 10 % of schools in the state of west virginia for substance abuse suspensions.....think twice and choose wisely!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I am a freshman at Magnolia, and I have to say it is a terrific school. I am in the band, on the cross country team, and participate in plays. The teachers here are great and, for the most part, easy to get along with. The school is filled with talented students. I only wish there were more AP and college classes than we have. The only bad thing I have found at Magnolia is that the food is unhealthy despite the school board's big thing on healthier eating. There is also a little bit of an irritating focus on the football players, but that is tolerable I guess. Not like it isn't that way at every other school in this nation. I do think some more funding and support would be nice for other sports, though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

The Band is the best in the state and Tri-State. If you want your child to take part in the Arts... THis is the place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

Disipline of this school is not what it should be. Students are out of control. Students roam the halls at all hours of the school day and teachers just let them out of class. Academics suffer because of Magnolia's concentration on its athletic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

The only thing Magnolia cares about is athletics. I pulled my kids out and sent them to Tyler County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

From my experience with my two kids I can say that Magnolia high school is a great school, the majority of teachers are very good, they care about the kids and their well being, but also give them the opportunity to develop social and leadership skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

The teachers are decent but the food is unsatisfactory for an athlete. The athlete's that have practice after school need the energy from a school lunch but the school lunches are low on carbs.
—Submitted by a 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 41% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
64%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities45%
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 Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities68%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I41%
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

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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 96% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 Maple Ave
New Martinsville, WV 26155
Phone: (304) 455-1990

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