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Worthington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 204 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted April 27, 2010

Worthington is a wonderful school with caring and attentive staff that go the extra mile. I have never worried about my child's safety at school. My daughter loves school and I credit the quality of education and teachers for that. She is learning, she is growing and she is excelling. Mr. Oliverio is always available and qick to respond to my calls or emails. The PTA is very active. I am excited for my son to begin school at Worthington in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

Worthington Elementary has wonderful and caring teachers. I am a teacher myself and have very high standards for my childrens teachers. I have been extremely pleased with this school. I am not sure what another poster was talking about a social divide. My children have attended Worthington for the past 5 years and I have never seen any divide social class or racial. Children never walk alone to their classes outside. There is also security cameras all over the school which are monitered in the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

There is a serious social divide at this school. Over the summer, richer parents pick the teacher/class that their children will have for the coming year. I found it sickening to see the difference in the two first grade classes for the 2004-2005 school year. Mrs. Pearcy had the poorer students, and Mrs. Newell had the richer students. The clique of parents on the school board and the principal of Worthington School that allows this should be ashamed. Additionally, the school is rather unsafe, considering that students are often walking alone outside to get to their class. For an elementary school, this is unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2004

The teachers and staff at Worthington really care about the students. They try to help them and make them take responsibility for themselves. Try to have them also help each other out as well. My daughter went there for Kindergarten and 1st grade. She really liked the school.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
66%
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

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
59%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
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 Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Reading

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%

Science

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Title I15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%

Social Studies

All Students13%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Title I13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities13%
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 Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
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 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2500 36th St
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: (304) 420-9660

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