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Terra Alta/East Preston School

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Posted May 10, 2010

My granddaughter go to this school and so far she likes it and said it is a very good school.


Posted August 24, 2008

I'm a father of two. i have a girl in 3rd grade this year and boy thats in 5th grade. I'm concerned about the education of my childred, not because of the teachers in the schools today, but because of the help they get at home. Keep teaching our children and we'll do our part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

I'm not exactly a parent, but this school did help me to be what I'm going to be in the future. The faculity seems really to care where their student's future is going. Of course, the facilities have probably changed drastically since I left there in 2003, but I'm sure it's still as greatly upbeat there as it was when I went there. All I can say is that it has a high recommendation from the Alumni of 2003. Good Luck East Preston! Any Parents that may be debating whether or not to send your kids to TA/EP Middle School, at least give it a try.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 49% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
45%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
27%

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

The state average for Math was 51% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
38%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
70%
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 Students18%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Reading

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%

Science

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%

Social Studies

All Students19%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I19%
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

Math

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%

Reading

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%

Science

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%

Social Studies

All Students16%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
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 Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%

Reading

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Social Studies

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
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 Students68%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%

Reading

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
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%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Reading

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%

Science

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities35%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities51%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities45%
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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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 99% 92%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 63%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Leo Club Service Award (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Russell Cecala
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (304) 789-2596

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Leo Club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.
 

How to apply

Does this school have an application or enrollment process?
 

No

Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Preston County High School
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1103 East State Ave
Terra Alta, WV 26764
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Phone: (304) 789-2596

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