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Shady Spring High School

Public | 9-12 | 836 students

 
 

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted March 23, 2009

this high school shows great pride. they have a good football, baseball, and basketball program. -owen schmitt.


Posted March 22, 2006

As an alimnus and the cousin of three students at the school, I submit that overall Shady Spring is a slightly above average and by no means an wxceptional school. The curriculum is adequate but not outstanding. The boys athletic programs run in cycles. The football team is in a transitional period. Baseball is successful. Wrestling shows occasional signs of its past glory. The track and field teams are average. Girls athletcs are highly successful, speaking in particular of softball and volleyball, girls basketball is somewhat below average but in a building stage. Academics are adequate. The teacher to student ratio seems to be acceptable. Academic standards are in my opinion average to slighly above average. A pastoral setting for the campus, good student safety, and similar socio-economic conditions provide a relatively close knit student body. All in all a good school with room for some improvements.
—Submitted by a former 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 41% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
69%
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 43% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
45%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%

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 48% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities65%

Reading

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities67%

Social Studies

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities0%
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 Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities69%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Hinton Rd
Shady Spring, WV 25918
Phone: (304) 256-4647

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