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Jefferson Elementary Center

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Posted April 28, 2014

Jefferson elementry school is a great school they look out for our children and take pride in their achievments both my children love going to school and the teachers do a great job its unbelievable what my 2nd grader and 5th grader have learned
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

The staff at JEC takes pride I'n the school and has the love of Ed to the students we at JEC take pride I'n our school
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2009

My daughter is the the special-needs Pre-4 class. We do not live in the Jefferson distict, but I hear negative comments about the school constantly. My daughter has gone for 2 years now and I absolutely love what I have seen. 'Ms. Jessica' and her aide, 'Ms. Kim' are wonderful with children. My daughter has not once not wanted to get up an go to school, and that is a HUGE deal, considering she is Autistic. I am a very over protected mother. I feel completely safe with my child in their hand. As for the education value of Jefferson Elementary, in 2 years my daughter has gone from not talking at all, too complete sentences. I know that there are many opinions in regards to the quality of education that can be obtained at Jefferson Elementary, however consider this.... maybe this distict needs more PARENTS to get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

Jefferson has so much to offer children from an extended day learning program, art honors, choir, and much more. My child has received so much help here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

Great school, very diverse and challenging, which will only serve to better prepare my son for a tumultuous future. Teach on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

Jefferson teachers go the extra mile, my daughter transferred here from a non-english speaking school and they really worked with her and with me. Mr Alfred was always accessible if I needed something as were the assistant principals. It would be nice if more parents participated and heped the teachers out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Our child transferred to Jefferson, teachers are nice and willing to help students especially in reading. The principal is not accessable-does not really work with parents or take an active role with any problems, but now he has 2 assistants who take care of everything. The afterschool program leaves something to be desired especially when it comes to safety and if your kids want to play basketball, it is better to go to another school or just join leagues. Overall educational wise the school is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

We are so glad we transferred our son to Jefferson for the 2006-2007 school year. This will be his second year there and we don't regret our decision. The staff seems very dedicated to providing a great education experience. We know our son's safety and well-being is important to them. We would recommend Jefferson to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2003

My son has went their for the past 5 yrs. The teacher so far are wonderful. The care about the kids. Teacher talk to the parent when the parent need information about their child. The principal need improving with working with the teacher and parent. He needs to keep in touch with his co working and the parent. The parent don't go to PTA and they don't help out. We have over 600 kids. But only 30 or less parent helping.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
19%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
46%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
33%
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 Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities33%

Reading

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities37%

Science

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities25%

Social Studies

All Students17%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities23%
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 Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities29%

Reading

All Students23%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities27%

Science

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities15%

Social Studies

All Students10%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Title I10%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities40%

Reading

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities38%

Science

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities21%

Social Studies

All Students18%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities17%
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 90% 92%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 82%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Parkersburg, WV 26101
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