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Weir High School

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Posted August 3, 2011

I want to give my review on weir high school because i graduated there and my son goes to this school. for any of the parents reading this the city of weirton is pretty much a safe place for your child to be the school are normal schools and I am very picky where my children attend school. I live here and in Florida and weir high, weir middle, weirton heights and any other school in weirton is pretty much good places for your child sure the schools encourage foot ball because in the winter there isn't muchelse to do here. like any where else you have winter. i am writing this because parents look for these reviews when moving and weirton is more safe than Pittsburgh Tampa or Atalanta schools are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Weir High doen't care about anything but sports at their school. Unless you are sports-related, they do not give money to the cause. The arts in the school have suffered dearly for this. Drama classes have to give their plays during school time, which means parents can't usually attend because they're working. Art students are no longer encouraged to display their work. Literary students no longer have a magazine they can put out. Journalism students no longer work on the yearbook staff or write a weekly paper. Band students are squished into a small room. Dance students are forbidden to use the gym and are forced to use the theater stage, which is torn up and splintered, while the gym floor has been refurbished three times in the past five years. Various language classes are promised, only to never come to be realized. Weir High has no love for arts. Period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

I think Weir High is a descent school but like all others there could be many improvements.
—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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
28%

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 43% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
72%
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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities47%

Science

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities29%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities50%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students41%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities44%

Reading

All Students40%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities8%
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 92% 92%
Black 6% 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 42%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Red Rider Rd
Weirton, WV 26062
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