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Steenrod Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 320 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 27, 2014

I truly love sending my daughter to Steenrod School. She is an average student who works diligently to succeed in her classwork. Her teachers have always gone above and beyond to assist her in learning what is necessary at each grade level. I work a full-time job as does my husband and we are most certainly NOT affluent as one reviewer suggests all Steenrod parents are. I think this school is successful because teachers care about the students and families and have high expectations for students. I could not think of a better school to send my daughter for her elementary school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

Nope. I took my special needs kid elsewhere. I got him a medical diagnosis for autism and eventually put him in another public school where he's doing great. Now I'm close to finishing a special ed license myself, and I can say that Steenrod does not do a good job providing special needs education. It's a leadership problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

Don't believe the hype. My children attended Steenrod for two years. It was a miserable experience. The PTA runs the school and handles most of the communication, and the principal has abdicated much of his responsibility. The PTA was very pushy and unwelcoming, wasting our time in lengthy meetings at orie tation night. The staff is nothing special, with a few exceptions. They have no idea how to handle active boys without medication. They just have a hand-picked demographic of involved and more affluent parents whose kids were going to succeed anyway. My husband and I are educators, so we are homeschooling our children, and their stress has diminished significantly even though they are now working years beyond their grade level. This school will turn out little worker bees who can pass standardized tests. I want better for my four kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

Outstanding public school! Principal is dedicated and kind. Teachers are experienced and excellent. Active parents, smart kids, the whole package!
—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.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 43% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 36% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students86%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Title I86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%

Reading

All Students92%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Title I92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%

Science

All Students84%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Title I84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Title I80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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 Students76%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%

Reading

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%

Science

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
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 Students79%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Title I79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%

Reading

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Title I81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%

Science

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
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%
Asian 2% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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