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T A Lowery Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 589 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted February 10, 2013

My son attended TA Lowery for PreK and is there for kindergarten now. Excellent staff. Excellent leadership. Excelling involvement. I am more than happy. And very soon, my younger son will will start preK there. I couldn't be happier with their school. -Mrs. Miller
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2011

My son transferred to TA Lowery 2 years ago from private school and we have been very happy with our choice. Caring, enthusiastic teachers; very invested principal; rigorous learning environment; plenty of student activities. My son loves it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

This is a wonderful elementary school. Great principal, great staff and teachers and great PTO. My children are happy successful students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I believe this is one of the worst schools my children have attended. They cant keep steady teachers and the lack of communication makes it even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

I love this school and so do my two boys. The teachers are caring and very concerned with the individual childs development. They have a great pto and parents involvement is above average in the county. This is a tight knit community and the local business do a wonderful job supporting our schools education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

This school is a really good school, is very helpful. They have great teachers, everyone in the school gets good grades is not so overcrowded is a really good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

All three of my kids went to that school.I am glad to say that the teachers on a personal level are awesome they will actualy call you if your child is having problems and help them an any way they can.The level of parent involvement is great I have never seen a better P.T.O. than this one they. the music program is awesome one of my children learned to play two instrments.Mrs.Conet is the best music teacher in the area. The academic programs are awesome they give the chance for any student to take advance courses.over all this absoultly the best school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
49%

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%

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 Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities87%

Science

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities23%
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 Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities39%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities47%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities31%
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 Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities42%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities40%
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 79% 92%
Hispanic 9% 1%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 55%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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103 Shenandoah Junction Rd
Shenandoah Junctio, WV 25442
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Phone: (304) 728-7250

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