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Princeton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 577 students

 
 

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Posted January 31, 2013

This school has slid since the last reviews in 2008. Although the athletic teams are still strong, the academic teams have fallen. They no longer participate it all the items listed in prior reviews. No more model U.N., art club, poetry club, encore/show choir,or dance team. Only a few particpate in the math and reading competitions and rarely win. The principal has had 5 asst. principals in the last 4 years so there is a definite retention problem. This school need some change. The only parent involement is in sports boosters which the school is trying to eliminate. Teachers do not think homework is necessary and the students are completely unprepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

I would have to say Princeton Middle School has fallen below the high praises it received in earlier reviews on this site. The bullying at this school is very wide spread and nothing is being done to prevent this. The student that turns in a bully is picked on worse than before and the bully is seldom stopped completely. It slacks off for a few weeks, but then it is as bad as ever. The children that compete on the sports teams are favored. If a child is all-around adequate, but not a stand out, in sports and academics she/he does not receive recognition along with the sports, band, choir and gifted students, even though they are doing a great job. The PTO needs a lot of work. It has been run by the same people for years and needs to have some changes made so other parents voices may be heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I believe Princeton Middle School is a very good school for kids to attend. We have many different sports teams and clubs. We at Princeton Middle School have Football, Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Dance Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Weight-Lifting, Golf and some others. Our clubs are, Encore(a choir group for some of the best eighth graders), Show Choir(6th 7th and 8th graxde choir), All-County Choir (sor 7th and 8th graders), Model U.N, Builders Club, Stuent Councel, and many others. We have many resource classes that a student can chose from. Gym, Office, Choir, Library, Health, Computers, Health(etc.). A student can only pick two depending on if the student chose choir, or gym. Gym lasts for two semesters and choir lasts the whole year. Then you can pick two more classes(Gym Only)or three(Choir Only). But over all Princeton Middle School is a very good school for the public.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2007

I love Princeton Middle School! It is awesome. Our school has many athletics such as Football, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Cheerleading (County Champs!), Dance Team, weight-lifting, and Soccer. But we also have very many Arts also in the school such as Band, Choir, Show Choir, Art Club,and even a poetry club. Princeton Middle has Model U.N, Spelling Bee, Builders club, Student Council, Yearbook Staff. This really is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2005

The sports program at Princeton Middle School is excellent. Especially for the girls. The only problem that I have with the school itself is the simple fact that the teachers nor Mr. McKenzie feel it is necessary to notify or involve the parent(s) when there is a problem. They do not feel it is their duty to notify the parent(s) if their child is struggling in class or receives a violation (tardiness, forgetting a notebook,etc). I was actually told this by a teacher. It is impossible to arrange for a meeting with a teacher if your child is having a problem. You can arrange a 'team' meeting where the parent(s) face all the child's teachers at once. This is not necessary when you only need to speak with a certain teacher for 5 minutes. You cannot help a child if you do not know there is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2005

I think that Princeton Middle School is a fine acdemic establishment. We have many activities such as a fantastic music program (band,chior,handbells,encore), we also have a great number of clubs such as builders club,model un,student council.Although we have great acidemics and excellent extracurricular, there are some disipline problems it all depend on 'who you are.' i think that is a small problem that needs to be fixed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2004

Princeton Middle School is an excellent school. However, it seems to be that if you're not on the 'A' list you get looked down upon. Most athletes go around pushing other students around, and only get a slap on the wrist. It just isn't right. I'm glad that this is my last year here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2004

I love Princeton Middle School!There are plenty of after-school clubs such as Builders Club (a branch of Kiwanis), Student Council, Yearbook Committe, Model UN (a debate team), Spelling bee, and an excellent choir Program.
—Submitted by a student


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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 48% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
60%
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 51% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 40% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
60%
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 42% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students54%
Black63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students46%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students34%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students56%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities60%

Reading

All Students49%
Black54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students53%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Black23%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities44%
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 Students50%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students48%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students46%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities51%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Black21%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 92%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 62%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 North Johnston St
Princeton, WV 24740
Phone: (304) 425-7517

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