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Mckinley Elementary School

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Posted August 21, 2010

I have three children that attend McKinley Elementary. I believe the teachers go above and beyond. They have excellent teachers, a very strong minded principal, and have exciting and challenging programs for the children to excel at. I believe that this school is for anyone and not just low income children or minorities, the school is here to provide a good education, it is not here to win a popularity contest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

I love this school, my kids have went there for 4 years and are doing great. They get the extra help and one on one attention they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Never have I come in contact with such dedicated and caring teachers. My kids have done wonderfully there and I highly recommend this school. The overall parent involvement is much lower than it could be but the teachers make up for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Mckinley Elementary School serves mainly low income and minority children. This school provides great services to children in the community!! Please help them make improvements Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

The school teaches for the West Test instead of teaching for the children to learn. They get mock west test to do and cram right before the test. The West Test was designed to see if the teacher was doing a good job. Now all of them teach for the test and it doesnt accuratly portray what is learned and what was just crammed in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

I believe that this school is one of the best in wood county and maybe the best in the state of WV. I have 2 children attending there. One in the 3rd grade and one in the 1st. grade. The teachers are very capaable educators. They seem to care about their school and their students. They are respected and admired by all students and parents. We need more teachers like them. All the teachers seemed to take time for some one on one with the students. Accademically, the students have rated very high on the acheivement tests in the past and I have a feeling that they will continue to succeed on these tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2003

I think that the principle, teachers and the nurse at this school are great. They care for the students greatly. They also have many extracurricular activities, like Fright Night and the talent show. The playground facilities are great too. Some of the parents don't show much interest, if any, in their children though.


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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
35%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%

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 Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities32%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%

Science

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%

Social Studies

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities68%

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities38%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I39%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 92%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Black 5% 5%
Hispanic 2% 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 85%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1130 19th St
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 420-9581

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