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Ritchie Elementary School

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Posted September 1, 2013

My school is really making great strides in terms of parent involvement and improving relationships, not only within our school but also our community . We have a very active and successful PTO. The school atmosphere has changed and lightened. Our autism program has a wonderful reputation. I am very pleased as a parent with the direction things are headed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

The level of education provided by these teachers is 'top notch' My experiences as a student were great! The teachers really care that the children are learning and obsorbing the knowledge. Teachers like: Elaine Dickman,Mary Groome, Pamela Wampler,Tisha Nelson,Elizabeth Shepherd are a huge contributers to this schools great reputation. I was very fortunate to have these teachers as some of my first mentors. Thanks for the great start and the time you'll spent educating me and preparing me for my future. I only wish I lived in Wheeling again so my kids could attend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

I went to Ritchie Elementary when I was a child & I am very proud to send my child there. Mr Jordan does a great job of running the school & making sure all the children are in a safe learning environment. Miss Dickman & Miss Farnsworth were AWESOME teachers, they were very concerned with my child's education. Miss Wampler is a wonderful teacher who has helped my child learn many things this year. The reading program for 1st grade wasa blessing, Miss Groome is a major help with the learning to read process!
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
24%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
31%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
29%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
28%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
9%

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 Students68%
Black60%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities68%

Reading

All Students62%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities61%

Science

All Students33%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities26%
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 Students35%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students43%
Black36%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities50%

Science

All Students25%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities26%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%

Science

All Students17%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%

Social Studies

All Students19%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
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 75% 92%
Black 21% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 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 87%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3700 Wood St
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 243-0372

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