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Saint Albans High School

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Posted June 12, 2014

I would have given the school a higher rating but. The counselors made it very clear they would rather spend their time with the advanced students or students of parents who had plenty of money, than waste time with average students. So with a child with dyslexia I was assured she would graduate, she may not be able to read or think but she would graduate. Many of the teachers did try to help. A few even went above and beyond. She graduated, she can read, in spite of the school counselors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

I'm very happy with my school. Although some of the teachers could be nicer (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

Super nice staff. Good rules enforcment, great learning enviorment
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

We just moved to the area, and it took 4 trips to the school just to get my daughter enrolled. I was told that they were too busy to enroll her the frist time. The second time, I was told I did not bring the proper proof of residency, even though the superintendent told me I could just fill out a residency form. The third time, I had proof of residency, but the principal was busy in meetings so I was sent away again. My daughter missed the first 2 days of school because of this nonsense. She was placed in an algebra class that is much too easy. She is happy to be making 100% scores on all her tests but I think she needs more of a challenge. I asked my daughter's councilor to put her in choir but she ignored me & stuck my daughter in random classes.
—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 41% in 2012.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

281 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%

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 43% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
63%
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 48% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%

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 Students38%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students49%
Black19%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students32%
Black8%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Black26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I36%
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 Students40%
Black16%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities43%

Reading

All Students44%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Black22%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities0%
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%
Black53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students53%
Black42%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Black24%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities0%
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 90% 92%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 41%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • 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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2100 Kanawha Terrace
St. Albans, WV 25177
Phone: (304) 722-0212

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