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Wellsburg Middle School

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Posted March 1, 2010

I am a student at WMS and i like it here. The teachers do give us homework, thank you very much. Maybe the kids dont bring it home. I know that my teachers are willing to help the kids if the kids are willing to do the work. Thats only fair, right? There is a dress code. You will find it in the front of the egenda notebook. We have tests without our books. The teachers are nice too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

My daughter's middle school is very active in the community and encourages the children to give back to the community too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

i went to this school and am currently a parent. i have no problems in sending my kids to this school... and as for bullies- its the parents of the other kids- not the school! you have bullies in any school... and as for dress code- they do havea strict dress code- no crazy hair or ragged baggy clothes (good enough for me)...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

Im a student at Wellsburg Middle School and I would just like to say that Wellsburg Middle school is the best middle school in the whole district and I love the teachers there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

I am very disappointed in my child's education at this facility. Most teachers do not assign homework because they feel the kids don't do it anyway. Too many tests are open book, and how can a child learn any study habits? When it is time to take the Westest, school is over; it's all movies and parties. Rules are not enforced - there is no dress code, cussing is standard language. Bullying is a big problem.


Posted September 17, 2007

This school is terrible when it comes to protecting students from other students who are bullying them. The fights that constantly go on at this school are non-stop, the principal does not know what she is doing and she has a bad habit of treating the kids that are the actual bullied victims as an equal contributor to the actual reason why the bully picked on them. This school needs a resource officer present at all times. If you have a choice as a parent do not let your child attend this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

WMS is a wonderful school providing a safe and healthy atmosphere for our children. With the variety of academic, athletic, arts, and social activities, the children are able to select what interests them. The principal, teachers and staff are very helpful and welcoming-always addressing issues, which are of concern to parents. At this stage in life children have the freedom to try everything and choose what they like the most...teachers shouldn't try to influence....this is for later years. PTA...not organized and run close to the vest - if you aren't in the 'crowd' you are excluded. Fundraiser options seem limited and are usually not good choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

They need to crack down on the bullies in this school. Make sure that the children have the right materials to do home work. Other then that this school is really safe and good for the children of wellsburg, wv. My son attends this school and so far other than the bullies, he is doing very well, they need to send home with the children better information on happenings in the school through out the school year, other than sports, like for instance: pictures, events on special happenings, what are the rules of wellsburg middle school not the entire brooke co. School district. Thank you
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
42%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

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

The state average for Math was 51% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%

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 42% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
31%

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

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities45%

Science

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities48%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities36%
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 disadvantaged37%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities52%

Science

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities33%
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 Students60%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities65%

Reading

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities40%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities18%
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

Math

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities57%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities41%
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 96% 92%
Black 1% 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 49%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1447 Main St
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Phone: (304) 737-2922

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