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Shepherdstown Middle School

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Posted November 19, 2007

My two sons have both attended Shepherdstown Middle School and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The staff and administration are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

This school is in a wonderful location in Shepherdstown. However, the school has a serious problem with bullying and student harassment. The teachers recognize it but the administration condones it by not having a zero tolerance policy to threats.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%

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 51% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%

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

The state average for Math was 42% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students44%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students49%
Black13%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students53%
Black33%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities48%
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%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students58%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities64%

Science

All Students65%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities72%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities48%

Reading

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities46%
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 87% 92%
Black 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 38%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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54 Minden Ave
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: (304) 876-6120

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