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Fairplains Elementary School

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Posted June 16, 2008

I have a daughter that will be in 5th grade next year. I feel the staff of teachers and the principal at Fairplains go above and beyond everyday. The secretary and other employees (too many to mention ) are blessings as well . The PTA is a big part of the school and they have had a strong president for years. I look forward to my daughters last year at Fairplains and will see that she revisits frequently after moving to Jr. High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

I worked at this school for several weeks. I found the principal and staff to be very responsive to the children and parents. This is a small school which allows the principal and teachers to know each child and their siblings by name. The principal creates an environment that encourages teachers and students to do their best and to be proud of their accomplishments.
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Posted September 24, 2004

My daughter has just started her 2nd year at fairplains and she loves it. We live out of district and I transport her to make sure she can go to fairplains. It's small and they all treat each other like they are family. All the staff knows all of the students and parents. That is why I love it so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2003

the short period of time my son was at this school he received the much needed one on one instruction going from preschool behavior modification to first grade. He is now in the fifth grade and doing very well and i attribute this to his one on one instruction and learning from this school.


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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
27%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
15%
Social Studies

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
27%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
56%
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 Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%

Reading

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%

Science

All Students18%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%

Social Studies

All Students12%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%

Science

All Students17%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%

Social Studies

All Students11%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Title I11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities11%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%

Science

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%

Social Studies

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
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 97% 92%
Black 3% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 82%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Parkersburg, WV 26101
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