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West Milford Elementary School

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Posted April 15, 2009

I find this school exceptional. The staff seems to go that EXTRA mile with these children and the staff seem to be just as involved with the activities as the parents. My child seems to be doing great socially and academically. I often have lunch with her, and always feel welcome when I come through the door!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

I find the staff at West Milford friendly and open to parents. I am made to feel welcome whenever I join my child for lunch or request to speak with his fifth grade teacher. My son loves going to school every day! I'm confident they are preparing him for middle school both academically and socially. It is certainly appreciated by THIS parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

The major issue I have with this school is there is not an open door policy with this school. Its like they do not want you to see what is going on inside the school or want you involved in the daily life of your child's education. You would think that a teacher would want parental involvement. I am not talking daily, but if a parent wanted to volunteer once in a while, come in and read a book, or sit in on a class, this would be permitted. If you plan on going to a Holiday party to be involved with your child on a special day, forget it. You are not important enough. Unless you are in a special click of some kind, you are not welcome. They only let a few parents into the class for class room parties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

We came from a large public school system in MD. For most of their lives my older children attended a private school for a good education and also safety reasons. My younger children started here in kindergarten. This school provides a safe environment. The education is also comparable to what I am used to. It is up to the parents to volunteer and help the children make the most of their school years. This school is always asking for volunteers and always trying to get parents to join the PTA and become active. The only issue I have is the front office staff is not always friendly and helpful - after they buzz you in, you stand there waiting for them to take notice of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

They need to have more parent involment allowed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

The educational opportunities at West Milford are minimal at best. My child spends way too much time on the bus. I know some children have to be bused once a week to Adamston Elem. for a program that West Milford Elem. does not provide. Teachers only have complaints and never praise. Test scores are more important than a child's well-being. There are too many students per teacher. This school has some really nice teachers, but I think they need more funding. There are really no art or music classes, but are required to have physical activity everyday! There is not enough support for parents or to help them. They leave you hanging!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
47%
Social Studies

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
58%
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 disadvantaged48%
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%

Science

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities72%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities58%

Science

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students53%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
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

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 98% 92%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
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 47%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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226 School St
West Milford, WV 26451
Phone: (304) 326-7030

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