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Shady Spring Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 658 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted June 15, 2010

This school is an overall good school. I went there all of middle school. They have some amazing teachers and they also have some that are not worth paying. We didn't go on alot of field trips, but they have some awesome sports teams. We've been the best at the westest for almost 6 years now. There is one very exceptional 7th grade science teacher. She is the best teacher you could ever ask for. And like I said, there are a few crazy teachers too. And I mean crazy...


Posted November 6, 2007

I have had 2 children attend this school. They did very little or no homework. Their grades are all A's and an occasional B. They watched movies instead of reading the book. They then 'cram' for the west test. If it isn't going to be on the west test, it probably won't be taught here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

As far as this school goes this is the only one that I would want to go to.I get very good grades and the teachers are always willing to help. We do good in all of our sports our cheer team had won 3 years in a row so far and the plan to keep the winning record up. We always do good on the west test and I am always telling my mom that it is so easy because I learned %99.9 of the questions. Overall Shady is one of the very best Schools in West Virginis. Excellent School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2005

Here is our experience with eighth grade at this school: no books read, no papers written, movies watched a lot, 8th graders have trouble finding subject and verbs in a sentence, no French, no Latin, Excellent WV Studies, good science, Spanish good, Lots of games on school time (my child like this), good peperoni rolls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2003

I have had 4 children go to this school and all of them were good students before they got here. This school has some major problems with teacher quality, leadership as far as the principal, and overall preformance. They might have a brand new school but it is the same old crap!


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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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%

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 51% in 2012.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
68%
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 disadvantaged53%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities68%

Reading

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities58%

Science

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities53%
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 disadvantaged55%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities69%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities66%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities62%

Reading

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities73%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities58%
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 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 40%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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500 Flat Top Rd
Shady Spring, WV 25918
Phone: (304) 256-4570

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