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Emerson Elementary School

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Posted July 22, 2010

I have had my daughter in a few different Elementary School due to having to move around. I have found that she has done her best at Emerson due to the teacher student partnership and to the involvement of the parents. I am very proud to have my daughter attending this school this coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

My daughter has attended this school for three years.I feel they do very well with hands on at keeping parents informed on the childs progress.They will let you know what the child needs help in if any for her she does wonderful there the staff an school is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

my son has attended emerson for 4 yrs. the first year before mrs. lowers came was terrible. so much so that i considered moving him. I am so glad that I did not. she is an amazing principal and truley cares for each student. you can see her every morning greeting each child by name and most of them have a hug for her. it is also a school full of wonderful teachers who also care very much for the students. it is truly a great place for a child to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

In the past 2 years this school has done a complete turn around! Mrs. Lowers has been a true blessing to this school. She is very hands on and really cares about the kids, the parents and her staff. She has shown great leadership to her staff as they transition to a Title One School.
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Posted October 1, 2008

my son is in kindergarten,and I can say that the principal (mrs. lowers) is very hands on... I saw him every morning outside with a big smile for everyone,the teachers were great too. this school is a safe place for your kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

There are some wonderful, intelligent and truely caring teachers at this school. Then some the exact opposite. From my experience, when there has been an after-school concert or activity only a handful of the teachers have been present and at several, there has been no appearance. If considering this school, I would research all alternatives. With open enrollment there are options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2004

My name is Dawn Chavez. I have had 3 daughters to attend Emerson, and currently have a daughter there now. The teachers are excellent! They care about their students and are more than willing to go the extra mile for them. All the staff at Emerson is great! My family has been blessed to be able to attend there. I thank the wonderful staff at Emerson for all they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

my son has went to emerson since 1st grade would reccomend this school to any parents moving to the area
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
41%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities32%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I40%
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 Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 93% 92%
Black 3% 5%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 64%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1605 36th St
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: (304) 420-9528

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