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Mercer Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 344 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Mercer is composed the most highly dedicated, intelligent and Christian oriented staff/parents. The kids are motivated and their high standard of excellence in the grades are evident and well received as seen in reports and State required testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Mercer is a school full of wonderful traditions, and the staff reflects that beautifully. It is one of those rare public schools that still sees a child as a fragile person, not as a test score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

Mercer is a wonderful school! Both my children attended and they both had great experiences here. The teachers care about the kids and keep the parents informed if the child is having difficulites in subjects and they offer ways to help until the child really understands the material. Mr. Calvert was the best principal. He was fair and loved the children. He celebrated their successes right along with them and really encouraged the teachers to do more and better things with them. Ms. Atwell seems to be doing a great job in her first year there. I'm so pleased with the education my children received at this school. Thank you to all teachers and principal (s)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I belive that Mercer Elementry is a great school. My child has attended this school for 2 years now. The teachers are great with the students and keep me informed of my childs improvements and also this she needs to work on. She enjoys the music program they have. I would rate theis shool as one of the top schools in this area.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
42%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%

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

The state average for Math was 50% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
57%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities45%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students46%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students37%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities39%

Science

All Students36%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities38%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%
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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities32%
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 8% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
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 58%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1200 Mercer St
Princeton, WV 24740
Phone: (304) 425-3160

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