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Peterson-Central Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 464 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2013

Most of the teachers are great!! They could use a new principal as I have saw him to be very hateful with a lot of the students and parents as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

The teachers at this school are lovely (very kind, hard working and supportive). However, the school is behind academically. This may be in direct relationship to county and state standards, as well as teacher performance. I'm very disappointed and believe my children are capable of much more than the minimal education provided in accordance with new grade level lows. The principal is unfriendly and has been rude to my children over things they have zero control over (e.g., barking at them when they arrive late). He frightened my 6 year old. He doesn't deal well with adults either. Parental involvement is encouraged so long as donations/supplies are needed and discouraged when they're not. I very much dislike the letters I've received stating "parents are not permitted".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

when my brother went to school there it was excellent. however they have closed several schools down and makeing them one school its just too much they cry and want parent involment but then get mad when parents do show. they sent papers home all the time 'no parents'. and the principal had no people skills. i know of parents movein just to change schools.
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Posted September 27, 2006

My child completed her 4th year at PCES. It is a wonderful school that addresses the individual needs of each student. My daughter had access to many hands-on activities and was well prepared for entry into the Middle School this year.
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Posted October 7, 2005

This is a great school. The teachers are caring, parents are involved, and the principal is very supportive.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
32%
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

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%

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

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities37%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities47%

Science

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities59%

Reading

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities41%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities7%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 92%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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509 Berlin Rd
Weston, WV 26452
Phone: (304) 269-8330

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