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Martin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 287 students

 

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Posted July 6, 2008

This school is wonderful! My children love attending here and the teachers seem to really care. The prinicipal doesn't make me seem like I am asking dumb questions and is very patient when I have a concern. The teachers are willing to meet with me to discuss my child's progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Academics_ awesome- both of my children attended this school. The teachers are great; this is a title one school that truly knows how to deal with diversity in a caring and loving way. No child is treated differently. I give Martin two thumbs up! Music- Awesome band instructor- one of the best in wood county! Extra curricular- great for a small school in a small section of town. Parental involvement- varies from year to year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

I feel Martin Elementry has an loving and well educated staff that does the best it can with the resorces it has. No school is perfect but Martin does have smaller classes and teachers that are willing to try new teaching to try to help students that are having trouble. But on the down side i feel that the schools in wood county are under educating their staff in areas that the need to be up to date on for instance my 5yr. old son is having problems in kindergarden and his teacher has asked me what are we going to do. My first reaction was disapline him. But after speaking with my instructers at WVU-P I'm finding out more and more that boys develope slower then girls, learn different then girls and are in general falling throught the cracks in our schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Academically exceptional. This school has well rounded opportunity for all children to excell and expand their preferences. The staff and administration are higly qualified and dedicated. Becky Nichols ( Ashley K's..Grandmother)
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Posted January 23, 2005

The quality of this school is great, academically, involment of parents, and of individual needs met. The hadicappped children are treated as though they are a regular child. All the students and teachers interact with each other. I've been a parent at this school for 6 years now. I'm so glad that we are at Martin. I wouldn't take my children anywhere else.
—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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
36%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
39%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
50%
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 Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities40%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities27%
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 Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities31%

Reading

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities25%
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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities42%

Science

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities30%
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%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1301 Hillcrest St
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 420-9625

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