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Shady Spring Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted December 12, 2013

The school and teachers are good with doing fun things with the students for holidays and special occasions but I have to agree with other parents about children with learning disabilities. Teacher wanted me to test my son for add which my childs doctor said he is not.My child's doctor sent a note to school for him to get tested for autism and I haven't heard anything back from the teachers or anyone else about the testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

I agree with the parent who wrote the following, If you have an academically challenged child this is not your school...Teachers are friendly but rarely follow through with assistance they promise." We have experienced the same and would like to add that promises made by the principal as well were not followed through. It seems teachers and principals know what to say, but rarely follow through. If you do find a teacher who follows through, it only last about two weeks. The class sizes for all grade levels also seem very high. This makes it even more difficult for an academically challenged student to succeed to the best of their ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

My daughter goes to Shady Spring Elementary and I would give feel it is a wonderful school to send your children to. It is a nurturing environment in which children can grow both academically and socially. It is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

This school is excellent when it comes to my childs education. The only problem I see is the other parents who don't get their way start to 'bad-mouth' the school. All children matter to the staff at this school and the principal is efficent in his tasks at hand. I would highly recommend this school to all near the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

We had an aweful experience at this school and when we asked for help things just got worse. WAY overcrowded and parent pickup is aweful. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

The school has a large number of students for the size of building. Great staff, that's why we come from out of district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

If you have an academically challenged child this is not your school.There is little that we have seen from the school that has impressed us. Students with learning difficulties that can never achieve Triple-A status even when they have done their best can never participate in special field trips. Teachers are friendly but rarely follow through with assistance they promise. We have never been able to recieve advance information of test schedules or special projects that we can pass along to after school tutors making their jobs more difficult. The homework load makes after school tutoring nearly impossible. Children needing tutors often suffer from burnout. Many other parents we have spoken to with struggling children feel have had similar experiences. If your child is a good student then Shady Elementary would be fine but if you are looking for meaningful assistance seek a smaller school like Ghent Elementary or private 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%

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

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities51%

Science

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities50%
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

Math

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities39%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities39%
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 Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
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 98% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Flat Top Rd
Shady Spring, WV 25918
Phone: (304) 256-4633

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