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Ona Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted February 23, 2014

This school is terrible. There is little to no communication between parents and staff, except when they want money from us for the countless fundraising/raffle/etc that is constantly being sponsored. THOSE papers always seem to come home. However, there are never set plans and most teaching staff (while being nice people) seem to be hamstrung by ineffectiveness either designed or otherwise. Homework is not really emphasized as something of importance, but the children certainly get zeros for it. The creativity of the students is actively stifled at an alarming pace. I'm surprised that they have not yet found a way to put all our children on drugs and just collect paychecks. Oh, wait, they are. If I could rate them negative stars I would rate them negative one bajillionteen stars. I've never been wanted at the building, if you even walk your child inside they get alarmingly hostile towards your presence unless you're buddies with the receptionist which always seems to have a crowd of closed doors around her. (Closed doors in this case being people you can't just walk through, use your noggin.) My child has had a hell of a time in Ona and she was a very good student elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

Good school for grammar, reading, and fun while learning! Ona Elementary School is extraordinary! :-)


Posted February 22, 2011

Avoid this school at all costs. My son was a top student when he started there in the 1st grade. During his five years there he had two teachers who were good and three who shouldn't be teaching dogs to bark much less working with our kids. One spent all her time talking about how she was pregnant and she was going to "marry her boyfriend soon." Another basically discriminated against boys in favor of girls in the classroom -- several boys either transferred to another room or to another school. The principal is no better. He apparently doesn't like parents to be around and goes out of his way to make them feel unwelcome. Again, avoid this school at all costs.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 49% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%

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 47% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%

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 50% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Reading

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Science

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Reading

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Science

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Reading

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%

Science

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
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 95% 92%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
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 35%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2701 Elementary Dr
Ona, WV 25545
Phone: (304) 743-7318

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