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Hayes Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 516 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2014

Hayes Middle School is an outstanding middle school that centers on student achievement. Currently Hayes is in the top third of middle schools in the state and the number three school in the county. Our child has had a wonderful experience there in his classes. He has loved band and other school activities. As any other school, you re not going to love every educator your child encounters. My husband and I are extremely happy with 90% of them. The counselor is very warm and friendly and will help you in any way she can. The administrative staff has also been very cooperative and helpful. If you are in Saint Albans, and are questioning sending your child to the sixth grade at Hayes, don t. They are all very hardworking caring teachers who want the best for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

I have read the reviews about our school and can not say that there are not cases of fighting and bulling reported. The teachers try as hard as they can to be in the hallways when students are changing classes but we can not follow the kids everywhere as they move through the building. Many of our students are disrespectful to each other and rude when talking to adults. There is alack of motivation to complete work among some of the students. As hard as teachers try to help students and try to teach meaningful material, we can't "MAKE" them so their work if they choose not to. Low scores should be the first indication your child is having problems. Use of Edline is a must for both students and parents. Emails are for the teachers are at the bottom of each class page. Conferences are held daily at teacher planning periods. If you have suggestions to improve this school feel free to join the LSIC Local School Improvement Council. We would love to have a school without behavior problems but we aren't raising kids who are disresting everyone, we do our best with the kids that walk in the door.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2011

If I could afford private school, my children would never attend this school. There is constant bullying and the counselor takes up for the bullies. I'm very dissatisfied with this school. My children were very well mannered and had excellent behavior before attending here, but after one short year, of being bullied and put down by certain teachers they have had problems with bullying themselves. I wish something could change about this school. It stinks the second you come into the main building. I had countless teachers tell me that they would never let their children attend here and now I see why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

This school is okay other than the constant fighting problem especially among 6th grade girls. I don't specifically know of anything to help with this problem other than stricter policy. I think children should be able to defend theirself when another student is hitting them, and they should be able to do so without being punished. The person starting the fight should be suspended for a week and not be allowed to make up missed work. When they receive an F for classwork and tests, then maybe they will get the message. Alot of times, the trouble makers are aloud to return over and over again, even after starting 3 or more fights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I have a son attending Hayes middle school and another that attended Hayes Middle School, and I must say I was nervous about sending my children to this school due to the attitude of the public towards this school. However, I am so thrilled that I decided to give Hayes a try. My first son did extremely well at Hayes. He is now at St. Albans High taking all honors classes and making straight As. He scored distinguished or above mastery on the Westest every year since sixth grade. The staff and administration at Hayes are constantly looking for ways to improve the school. The educators at this school truly care about their students and place the students' needs first. Of course, there are a handful of disgruntled parents (usualyy of students refusing to comply to school rules), but on the whole the students, parents, and community love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

its an excellent school and very high and neat this would be my first choice and the teachers are wonderfull and understanding and all the food is awsome u or ur kid would be lucky to get in and thats not just coming from me its coming from 29 paerents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

Hayes is a great place to work. We are like a family and everyone cares deeply about the students and each other. The principal and vice principal are a joy to work for!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 30, 2008

Hayes Middle School is a great school! The teachers are great and give indiviual attention to everyone of the students this yr. the 6th grade is in one team wich i think is great! Because it gives the students different teachers to work with and they i think pay attention better! My daughter is attending Hayes in the six grade this year. Also my sister is a 7th grade reading teacher and loves heyes, evan though it has its ups and downs Hayes is over all a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

This is my granddaughter's 2nd year at Hayes and I think it is a great school and haven't had any problems there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2007

My daughter is currently at Hayes. She began the year a straight A student, excited about middle school. My husband and myself were both impressed with the school at the beginning of the year. However, after the first 2 months we experienced nothing but disappointment. Everything from the attendance clerk not knowing where my daughter was when went to pick her up for an appointment, at that time I entered the school, the office, and walked the halls and was never stopped, a teacher also spoke about her grades to other students without her presence. We have decided that if her report card shows a decline in her grades my daughter will no longer be a student at Hayes Middle.
—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 48% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
51%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
44%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
50%
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 Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%
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 disadvantaged41%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities63%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities59%

Science

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities5%
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

Math

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities45%

Reading

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities28%
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 92% 92%
Black 6% 5%
Asian 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Band

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Gym
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  • Basketball
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  • Basketball

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  • Band
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830 Strawberry Rd
St. Albans, WV 25177
Phone: (304) 722-0222

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