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Wildwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 600 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted June 5, 2014

WMS has an ineffective protocol for communicating school incidences without persistent involvement of parents. If fights break out where police are called in to break it up, unless there is a weapon, no communication goes home. We rely on the students and parental community. One of the teachers consistently inputs grades in 4-6 weeks late (6 grades input 1 week before marking period ended). Inappropriate personal stories shared by some teachers in class with students. The professionalism of several teachers is lower than educational/county/administrative standards would demand. Highly disappointed in my student's experience at this school - first and last (thank goodness) year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

I have been at Wildwood since 2011 and it has changed a lot over the years. Since 2012, school has been a terrible experience. There are fights at least once a week, graffiti everywhere, horrible teachers and administration, and they make the good kids suffer what the bad kids do. There are also rules that very little students listen to and we almost never do anything fun. If I would give advice to parents that are thinking about transferring their kids here, my recommendation is: No. Some of the teachers do not get any teaching done, and on the Westest students do poorly on it.


Posted May 23, 2013

Not real impressed. Apparently many of the teachers(at least in 7th grade) yell at students or to get control of the class. Fights are common in the halls...usually out of control by the time adults arrive. I agree with the reviewer that said it is known amoung educators as the worst school in the county. Hopefully next year will show improvement...first 2 weeks of school schedules were so messed up that students spent hours in 1 or 2 classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

My son is in 7th grade! I have had nothing but problems with this school and bullying!! He has had is cell phone stolen and I had to play detective and get it back...they were useless! I went to the police about the incident and they said and I quote "Wildwood is the worse school in Jefferson county for bullying and we NEVER find anything out until the parents come to us." When I spoke w/the head principle about my concerns her response was " I look at it as the glass being half empty or half full" meaning half the kids were good and the other half not so much! REALLY!!! My son is suspended for 5 days for defending himself against a bully who has an accomplice who has been taking his pencils, yes he has told thr teacher....her response after telling her for two days "let me know if he does it again, I will write him up" After discussing this w/the assistant principal she said "I don't think taking a pencil from someone is bullying" This school is a joke....I am not the only parent who feels this way! Do yourself a favor and take your child to Harpers Ferry!! Just for the record under theWVDOE...bullying is stealinf or hiding the belongings of the affected student.....a pencil!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

Students are challenged to do their best! Most of the teachers here are approachable, and effective in motivating creativity in and outside the classroom. Communication between home and school proves beneficial for my student. Overall, the atmosphere at Wildwood Middle School is very inviting and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

The teachers are kind and care greatly about the students' needs. Many people participate in painting the walls of the school of different cultures, which is an excellent way to teach about other countries and to welcome all kinds of people. The PTO is very strong and does a great job, as well.
—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 48% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%

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 51% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
58%
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 Students46%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities50%

Reading

All Students55%
Black48%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students49%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Black28%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities21%
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

Math

All Students49%
Black14%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students50%
Black14%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities55%

Science

All Students60%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities64%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities50%
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 Students44%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students53%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students56%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students40%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities43%
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 76% 92%
Black 13% 5%
Hispanic 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 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 42%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1209 Shenandoah Junction Rd
Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442
Phone: (304) 728-4518

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