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Bridgeview Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 445 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My son's school has around 400 students and they are very well cared for. There are great educational opportunities for these students and the teachers go out of their way to help each student with their individual needs. My son is getting a great education and it seems as if all staff know him, which is amazing to me because of the number of students. There are great after-school activities that involve the parents/guardians. I am very happy that my son attends Bridgeview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

Bridgeview is an amazing school! I have 2 kids at this school and I love it! The teachers go above and beyond for their students! They keep me informed in how my children are doing. I am involved in their classrooms with parties, crafts and whatever volunteer work I can do. I would refer this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

My child gets great help with every subject. If he needs extra help the teacher is more than willing. All the kids at Bridgeview are taught to treat each other with respect, I really like that. Some children aren't taught this at home. teachers give positive attention to kids and try to stay away from negative attention. this is really an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Fantastic school, a great school for children. great teachers..personal attention to help them grow and learn..very caring staff...I like the personal attention and care for each student to advance, draw and encourage interest by helping them to personally grow into whta is needed to advance towards their next year and beyond. Fantastic to allow them to find interest with multiple subject. encourage ideas for their minds to think and grow. Good local community school. Easy access for children. Very protective and safe environment for all. They block certain streets for only children to be dropped off or picked for their safety. I would encourage any parent or grandparent to get involved with their children and staff to help further advance our children. They are only small once,by helping them grow into an morally stable adult focused on what and working towards what they want to do when they grow up. What a fantastic school of opportunity..from the office staff to the cafeteria to our teachers. We have the best in th valley and state....my friends child has shown such great excitement in his daily class. What an exciting time for our children to have such commited teachers & staff


Posted October 25, 2013

A friend of mine at work son goes there and he loves it at that school....


Posted October 24, 2013

The preschool and kindergarten are awesome my son is being taught so well. He loves to go to school the teachers really make school fun to learn,he wants to make his teachers happy. The teachers and principal keep us so informed about our son's progress and if he has any problems.this is such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

Bridgeview is a fantastic school! If you're unsure, simply ask the many parents that submit a request to the Kanawha County Board of Education asking that their child be able to attend even though they are out of area. We have top of the line technology (Smart Boards in every classroom, as well as projectors, Flip cameras, Elmo (digital projectors), etc. The custodial staff is amazing - we couldn't ask for more! Although there have been some negative reviews on this site, most were from several years ago. The faculty and staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2010

Bridgeview is located in a great area, with kind staff and in a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

This is the best school ever. Great teachers, great faculty, and great facilities. There are some bright kids coming out of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My child is in 5th grade at this school and has been a student here since the 1st grade. Despite trying to be fully involved with my childs teachers & the principal, I have received little to no feedback from them at all. The school is old and the technology is nill. I would not enroll my child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My daughter is in 5th grade at Bridgeview and has been there since Kindergarden. We absolutely love the school! My daughter is very shy and won't speak to many people. The teachers and staff have gone out of there way to help her and make us feel at home. My daughter started Kindergarden this year and I can't think of any other school I would want her to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

One of the best schools that I have ever dealt with. Great leadership. Wonderfulstaff. Thank you guys for everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

This school is awesome. The staff is great, and it just has that small town feel to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

I have had nothing but negative experiences at this school! Despite trying to be involved and work with the staff, I was rebuffed on every level. I removed my child from this school because of the poor quality of teaching and poor quality of staff. Choose any other school but bridgeview if you love your child and want your child to have a good school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

My daughter is in first grade and she has had excellent teachers. I have stayed involved and had many conferences with her teachers just to make sure she is getting what she needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

I am so disappointed with this school. Right down from the teachers to the schoold bus drivers. I am having problems with my daughters Kindergarden teacher, who states she can't do the work, but she doesn't incourage her. When she does fianlly let me know where she is having problems it's at the last minute, and I can work with her for just a matter of minutes and she picks right up on it. It is very apparent to me she isn't getting any assistance at school. And this school has a lower student to teacher ratio.
—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 49% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
46%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
36%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
25%

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 Students42%
Black28%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities42%

Reading

All Students40%
Black39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students20%
Black6%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities19%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Black6%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities29%
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 Students57%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students53%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students41%
Black19%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Black7%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities33%
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

Math

All Students54%
Black57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students43%
Black43%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students32%
Black21%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students25%
Black14%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
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 75% 92%
Black 20% 5%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5100 Ohio St
South Charleston, WV 25309
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