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Weir Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 668 students

 
 

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Posted July 30, 2011

The problem with Weir Middle is not the teachers it's the parents. A child's first and most important teacher is the parent. Discipline and structure need to be in the home. Most of the children do not respect authority. It is estimated that 20% of a teacher's class time is used to handle discipline issues in which most cases parents to not back teachers and administrators. If parents would go back to school and learn how to raise their children the quality of public education would greatly improve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 16, 2009

Weir Middle School ranks very high in the state of West Virginia as far as academics. The A/R program is wonderful. The program works if the student works the program. This is not a program invented by Weir Middle School it is used all over the country and research has shown increases in comprehension and reading fluency when the program is used correctly by the students. Weir Middle School is often used as a school of practice by the state. Experiencing new programs first. The teachers at this school work very hard to maintain high levels of technology and other 21st century incentives. Hancock County sends teachers to training often in order to advance the skills needs for the professional level of education that is required for the position. All teachers at Weir Middle School are 'Highly Qualified' and most hold Master's Degrees and above.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I am currently an 8th grade student at Weir Middle. I had some up's and down's thorughout my middle school carreer. I think the teaching methods are excellent. The only problem really is that they are a little too strict and discipline a little too much. I have many fond memoires of Weir Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

they are uneficent and overly stict with the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

the ar program has been a trouble for me since i was a 4.0-.3.5 student, and when i have to go through the troubles of the ar system, my grade falls drastically. anonymous
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2007

Weir Middle is the best example of why so many people Home School if they can or move to PA/OH where they can take advantage of Cyber Schooling.If a child does not fit a cookie cutter image Weirton schools don't even know they exist!If a child doesn't just automatically succeed they don't have a chance in our public schools in Weirton.I'm not talking about kids with learning disabilities, just your average kids who may need a little extra time.They need teachers who really Teach and not just want to baby-sit and have the summers off!Explain things and not call the kids names, yes the teachers resort to name calling:(The AR program is a Joke!What happen to Reading Class or can't the teachers be bothered!Its a shame we have a lot of kids in Weirton who may not be athletes but are still worth spending time on!Office staff Unfriendly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

I have 3 children that attend this school and for 2 years now I have had nothing but problems with the administration. I have a child that has adhd/add and they have no idea on how to teach him anything but negitivity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

As a parent I feel that Weir Middle school is stand offish. If I could afford to send my children, I would send them anywhere but there. They are more concerned with points and test scores than the actual child. Try getting help from a secretary, they look at you like you are crazy as if to say why are you bothering us. I am venting a little, honestly though, I am even considering homeschooling my children. I also think fifth graders have no place at a junior high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I think that the reminder program isn't a very good idea. Kids that are bad don't care how many they get. If you want to get the point through to them write them up. I also think that the AR program isn't a very good idea. Kids should choose to read and not be forced to read. This information is coming from a much better outlook for I am a student of Weir Middle School. I actually understand what is going on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2004

Weir middle schooll has been doing fine. there are some things i would like to compliment, and others i would like to be gone. i would like to compliment the reminders and treats if you don't get any. it shows good diciplin. something that i am not so fond of is the ar program. it is a good value for the kids, but i don't see why a student gets straight a's and then get's a failing grade over it. anyway keep up the good work, and be fair.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 50% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
59%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
57%
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 Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities57%

Science

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities43%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities37%
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%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students52%
Black25%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities63%

Science

All Students38%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Black17%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities40%
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 Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities79%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities68%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities51%
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 Students45%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students41%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students39%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities46%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities32%
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 91% 92%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 56%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 Sinclair Ave
Weirton, WV 26062
Phone: (304) 748-6080

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