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Weirton Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 

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Posted January 5, 2012

well the school is OK. but the principal is ( wants his own way ) he gets up set if he doesn't . hopefully your child rides the bus because if not you will have to stand out side to pick them up which is in the pouring rain with lighting and holding an umbrella in front of 2 trees then you are soaked from feet to knees when you get back to your car oh ya then there is standing in the snow freezing your tail end off. most of the teachers are really great but there is like 2% that's not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

My kids love this school. So happy we are part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

This school is wonderful. Teachers are doing learning fun and principal are always trying to make a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

my child jsut started there in kindgarden and she loves her teacher and everone there. ever day she talks about the school and how everone is so nice. thank you for making the school a good atmosphere and the teachers are great there too. once again thank you.
—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 49% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%

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 47% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%

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

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities47%

Science

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities38%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities34%
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 Students59%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities58%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities42%
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 88% 92%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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160 South 12th St
Weirton, WV 26062
Phone: (304) 748-1950

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