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Madison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 347 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2011

my sons teacher ms.cobb is a wonderful teacher and want to thank her for all she has done for my son this year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

It's a small close nit school.. My sons teacher Ms.Cobb is a fantastic teacher! His love for reading has blossomed this school year I owe this 2 Ms.Cobb's influence.. My 2nd grader has read 195 books this school year,and I couldn't be more proud!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

I to believe that Madison is an exceptional school. My son has attended other elementary schools in the surrounding area and in comparison Madison rates the best. I do appreciate the principal's hands on leadership and involvement style, the teachers open communication line and the secretary's caring voice and love for the kids. Keep up the good work Madison!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

Wow! What a great school. The staff and principal make this school what it has become. We are very proud to have our children attend Madison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I've had children at Madison for 6 years now and I couldn't ask for more. I think the staff for the most part are very helpful and active with the students although there is always room for imporvement. Teachers need to come to more ball games and after school events to show support for the sudents and then the school would be as cloase to perfect as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

my granddaughters attend this shcool. I find the teachers VERY involved in ALL aspects of student life. There is tremendous support of special needs students. Sign language is an integral part of every day school life. These children are taught that ABILITY is what is important, not differences!! I have attended several assemblies and programs held at this school, and have been favorably impressed each and every time!! The students are recognized for their work ethic as well as their academic acheivements!! BRAVO!!!!! to Madison Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

I have two children currently attending Madison. While I do not get the warm fuzzies that I did in the mid 90's when my older two attended, I still think it is a very good school. The teachers are very capable and my children do very well because of that. It is an strict, academically challenging school and I know for a fact children coming from other elementary schools have to work hard to catch. I am convinced academically this school is the best in the county. They do lack extracarricular activities but I don't feel at the elementary level that is a major issue. They have in the last few years added girls and boys basketball. The parking and drop off and pick up has improved greatly. I do miss the warmness of the Madison from the 90s, it's definitely not there at present.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

After considering Madison Elementary School for my daughter two years ago, I am very happy with our decision to attend McKinley. During our orientation with Madison, not only was I dissapointed by the cold manner of the Kindergarten staff, but was very unhappy with the principal's tact and Professionalism. This school is extremely overrated in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2004

My daughter currently attends Madison Elementary. As a parent I am disappointed in the school, I feel they could offer more extra curricular activities such as cheerleading. I also believe the teachers could be of more help, like scheduling more parent-teacher conferences and monthly updates on what they will be covering next. I also think Madison needs to get a better parking lot because it's dangerous to drop your child off in the morning, it's very disorganized. Also they need to have better notification of the things going on in the school, parents need to be informed at least a week in advance!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
53%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%

Science

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
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 Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
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 Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
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 86% 92%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Black 3% 5%
Hispanic 3% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Parkersburg, WV 26104
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