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New River Elementary School

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Posted July 21, 2014

There is one thing this school is good at and it is being sorry. Teachers need to be fired and the school revamped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

This school is excellent!. I have a third grader that has a fabulous teacher. Ms. Comer goes out of her way to help the students not only learn but become good in nature. At first I felt that her expectations were going to be too high but now that I have watched my son flourish and grow, I am thankful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

I am very pleased with this school. They have a loving, caring staff who go out of their way to help children. I was very concerned because of the large size, but each teacher takes care of their kids and size is no longer a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

My son is on his 3rd year at this school. We could not be happier! Our son has had a lot of health issues and they watched him so well for me. I think communication is good. They will do what it takes to work with you. The school is brand new and beautiful. They have the modern up to date technologies we need. Also, as far as safety for the unexpected fears, Each classroom door stays locked as it shuts automatically: ) No one could get in. The office has layered locked doors, so as to make it near impassable. So, yes, this school is the best around! I only wish our Middle and High school kids had this security.
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Posted January 28, 2013

I think this school is lacking in more than just test scores, the staff are not at all helpful and are usually rude, students are falling through the cracks because they don't want to take the time to properly help them, and the communication between teachers,faculty and parents is disgraceful.
—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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

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 Students34%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities36%

Reading

All Students34%
Black8%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities38%

Science

All Students20%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities22%

Social Studies

All Students18%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities20%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities40%

Science

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities23%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%
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 92% 92%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 66%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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262 Oyler Ave
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Phone: (304) 465-3806

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