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Mckinley Middle School

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Posted June 4, 2012

I moved to the Saint Albans area wanting my child to go to Mckinley hearing great things about the staff. My daughter transferred there with low grades and struggling with 7th grade level work. She has ADHD and gets very frustrated when she doesnt understand the work. I thought Mckinley would be a great school to help my daughter and give her an education that even children with problems deserve, but i quickly found out that although the faculity was awesome and really tried to help my daughter, the administration was cold and very hateful when dealing with me and my daughter. They wrote me a letter not accepting her to their school next year and to go to her home school. This is really upsetting and hurtful. So i can tell you if her child has the slightest problems dont expect the administration to be caring and helpful even though the teachers were awsome. The students there are statistics to the administration and if your student will bring down their stats or testing scores, they will get rid of them if they can. I am very disappointed in Mckinley Middle School Administration. But if your kid doesn't have any problems or need extra help it is a great school.
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Posted March 1, 2011

My daughter has had a wonderful experience at McKinley! Academics, sports and extracurriculars have been great! Faculty is caring and firm in areas of discipline.
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Posted May 5, 2009

The best school around is McKinley. Hayes is near it, but Hayes doesn't have such a great staff and principal like McKinley.
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Posted April 24, 2006

I transferred my child to McKinley Middle because of the excellent staff and quality of programs. The school is small but the students are caring and polite. The high standards of the faculty and the professionalism of the administration is outstanding. Quality programs like Read 180 (a reading remediation program) set this little school apart. If you want your child to work upwards toward their potential MMS is where you will send them.
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Posted June 9, 2003

I just wanted to say Thank you to McKinley Junior High. It has really changed my life. On the last day I didn't want to leave. The teachers have been supportive to me and fun. I wish them the best and hope that turning into a middle school will not change the quality of this school.


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About these ratings

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
45%

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%

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

All Students43%
Black31%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students52%
Black69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students42%
Black46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities48%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities33%
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%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students54%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities55%

Science

All Students39%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students46%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities46%

Reading

All Students50%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students45%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I37%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 92%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

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  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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3000 Kanawha Terrace
St. Albans, WV 25177
Phone: (304) 722-0218

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