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Alban Elementary School

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Posted December 26, 2007

My son is in the first grade at Alban. He is doing great! His year is alot better this year due to the new principal Mrs. Ketterly! She loves children and it shows! And as far as I am concerned he has the best teacher in the state- Mrs. Stacie Morgan!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

My child is now a second grader, she has grown up in this school and she now loves it! It took her a while to get used to the 'school life', during her kindergraden year we had a lot of changes in our family and she had a rough year, but now she doesn't get tickets pulled and her grades are GREAT. We couldn't ask for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I have a child in kindergarten also. She enjoys learning and expects to learn new things every day. She doesn't 'act up' in class and reports to me on the ones that do. She doesn't understand why they do that in school. That is for the playground and at home. She is learning to read and sound out words she doesn't know from the word wall or from the exercises. She is counting and adding numbers and was so excited when she added 100 + 100 = 200. This should be expected from 5/6 year olds. The hopping of children should have been in day care not in school. This world is going to be tough. So, our children have to be prepared. Way to go alban teachers! you are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

I appreciate the fact that Alban pushes the kids. The school sends home weekly newsletters that let the parents know the week's activities and homework. They bring home folders with all their homework and graded papers so that I can stay informed on what and how they are doing in school. I currently have a 4th grader and 2nd grader and fully believe that they will not be behind other schools as they get older and go to middle school because of the fact Alban pushes them to do more and to behave in class. And yes, even kids in kindergarten should be able to behave for a full day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

Overall, Alban elementary school s curriculum is good. This is my first experience with the school system. My child is in kindergarten and he is five. The expectations that are put on the five-year-olds at this school are just too high. Their system is to pull tickets and for example, I get tickets that say things like he was hopping like a rabbit in class today. They are five-year-olds, that is normal behavior. I feel that the teacher s do not understand child development. I thought that kindergarten was for leaning how to socialize and get ready for the first grade. The curriculum is already on the first grade level and the teachers expect for these kids to be totally attentive for 6.5 hours a day. When they do normal kid stuff instead of correcting it, they send home these petty tickets that over whelm the parents.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities58%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities38%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%

Science

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
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 Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%

Reading

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
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 87% 92%
Black 11% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 53%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2030 Harrison Ave
St. Albans, WV 25177
Phone: (304) 722-0234

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