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Sherrard Junior High School

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Posted June 21, 2012

I went to this school longer ago than I'd care to mention, but it was a great school then and it seems it continued on in that manner. I'm over 40 and I still tell people about what a great learning experience it was.


Posted September 18, 2009

i really like sms its great innergettic full of intellagent kids and wonderful hardworking students w/ amazing teachers teaching students math science history language arts reading art music how to use a computer W.V.studies ect. so as one may see sms is full of every thing great!!!!!!!!!!!! by carli whortona sms student in the sixth grade
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2009

Sherrard is awesome I love it there it has awesome academics and the teachers are fun like Mr George he made reading and english fun ti learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2009

Sherrard was the best school i've ever been to. The teachers are awsome and will not expect you to learn everything yourself. The boosters do alot for us adn try to make school as fun as possible. Sherrard is a fun, safe, & clean environment to learn in. You will spend the best years of your school year there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

Sherrard middle is awesome......i love it there all the teachers are great it is only my 1st year but i stilll think it's great!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

I went to Sherrard and loved it! My whole experience there was filled with laughs and meeting new people. The teachers are great and qualified to do their job. Which sadly isn't the case everywhere you go. I don't know what it is but kids there just seem to get along with each other much better than in other schools I've heard about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

I think Sherrard is a great school. My son is aspergers and loves going there. He does very well at Sherrard. What I don't like is that I cannot talk to a human when I call. If it important that I speak to someone, I only get a recording to leave a message. It has been several hours when someone has returned my call.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

I went to this school last year and it was the best experience in all my life! I never felt so alive to go to such a great place. The teachers were nice, good education, and everybody was eager to learn. Mrs Marl is the best teacher there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

My daughter attends this school and loves it. She wishes everybody could have the experience of attending Sherrard Junior High School. She loves the faculty and staff. Her fellow students have been very welcoming because they have the same feelings as my daughters. In Conclusion, SJHS is one of the best schools in the United States.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

This review is specifically aimed at the extra curricular activities of all middle schools in West Virginia and the rest of the USA. Moving from elementary school to middle or junior high school is not only emotionally draining for the student but is also a physically demanding change. I propose than any child who tries out for an atheletic activity should be allowed to participate in that activity without being cut. It is very devastating to a childs transition when the first experience is a negative one resulting in being barred from an activity he or she may want to participate in. There is time for trying out and being cut after they get to high school, the stakes are higher. By contrast, the seventh and eighth grades are a time to build tthe confidence and physical development that may well find promise where traditional coaching methods will discourage participation.
—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 48% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%

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 42% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%

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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%

Reading

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%

Science

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Math

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities53%

Reading

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities60%

Science

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities60%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%
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 disadvantaged44%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities55%

Science

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities49%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities39%
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 97% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 47%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 Fairmont Pk
Wheeling, WV 26003
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