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Doddridge County High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Posted December 18, 2013

I think this school is smaller then my last school my other school was Grafton High School, Grafton, WV. The people in the school seem nice and the staff is a little smarter as to where to put camera's and they have search us unlike grafton. Even though they have all this and grafton does not they are about equal in my opion as to staff and learning. Doddridge offers more activities to do and learn with Grafton they give you the chance to do something fun and new if you did well on your test scores if not then they give you the chance to do better on your next test that will matter when you're through with high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2011

This school has an extremely rude staff and student body. I have been to several schools throughout my life, including several in Richmond, VA. When I moved to this state I knew switching from a large school to a much smaller one would bring about some changes. I did not expect the staff to engage in verbal put-downs about everything from my hair and the way I dress to things like insulting my intelligence. The student body has a major problem with "cliques" If you don't fit into some sort of specific group then expect to get bullied harshly. In short, I think this is a very rude school in general.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2010

The teachers at DCHS are considerate and take a personal interest in the students. They are easy to talk to and very helpful with concerns of the parents. The cooks are friendly. The principal is upbeat, energetic, actively involved with the students, makes improvements in the school, is a good speaker, and is organized and efficient. The school in general is well organized and up to date.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

The teachers are rude and don't take the time to teach the students. The new school is nice but is a little small in some areas such as the cafitera. The cafitera during lunch is very crazy no order.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

The AP History teacher at DCHS is an exceptional teacher who goes above and beyond to be accessible to her students. Each year, Laura Lee Modessitt fosters her students growth and development by bringing history alive to them. She also brings them to the world, as each year she takes students on an international trip to expand their horizons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

I only went to this school one year and it was the best year of my live. At my new school, they dont come close to how good doddridge is. The teacher at doddridge are so great and the people are friendly and the sports are are amazing. The track team is the best in the state


Posted November 10, 2007

As an alumna of the school, I must say that I do not think that DCHS properly prepares students for college coursework. With the lack of challenging courses instated in the curriculum, DCHS coursework may be considered inefficient at preparing students for post-secondary education. This can possibly be attributed to the small school and low number of teachers. With only a handful of staff(who, I must add, are fantastic in most cases) available to teach in each academic area, it is impossible to implement more difficult classes in conjuction with the WVDE mandates. Also, in my time there, I had trouble with the administration on a few occasions, among them being the guidance counselor. All I can say is, if I were given the opportunity to attend another school, I probably would have.


Posted November 27, 2006

Academic programs at this single 'A' high school is excellent, as far as athletics, our track and field team is dominent in the state. The DCHS Band of Pride is also a spectacular activity is your son or daughter is into being a musician. Other sports have their good years and bad years. It seemed to me that every parent that had a student in our high school had some involvement to try to make things better. Overall it is a wonderful school and a wonderful experience for me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2006

i believe that DHS was a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 2, 2005

I was a student of DCHS for all four years of high school and I am glad. There is no where else that I would have wanted to be. I graduated with the class of 2002. Not only are the teachers very friendly but the environment is great. To this day, everytime I get the chance, I stop by and see all my old teachers. In my opinion, I think DCHS is the greatest high school ever!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2003

Really I am not a parent, but yet a former student instead. I attended school there for only two years but yet it was the best two years of highschool. The teachers there are so friendly and the food is alright too. I guess overall you could say i miss that school. Good luck C/O 2005! I miss you all!


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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 41% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
50%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%

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

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities25%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%

Reading

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities70%

Social Studies

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
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

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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 100% 92%
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%
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 53%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Bulldog Dr
West Union, WV 26456
Phone: (304) 873-2521

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