School Details

Stonewall Jackson Middle School

812 Park Ave, Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6123
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 553 students 13 students/teacher (WV avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

33%
52%
48%
35%
54%
51%
32%
44%
42%
25%
35%
34%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Kanawha County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
55%
51%
53%
54%
50%
38%
46%
45%
27%
42%
40%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Kanawha County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
46%
42%
41%
53%
48%
44%
51%
47%
22%
35%
34%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Kanawha County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Stonewall Jackson Middle School is a public middle school in Charleston. 553 students go to Stonewall Jackson Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 72% of the 553 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Stonewall Jackson Middle School is 13:1. St. Anthony Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 13%
Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    WE are a great public school . The staff takes pride in their teaching and knows every child by first name .

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended here for the last two years and her siblings attended several years ago. Truthfully the differance is night and day with SW seeing immeasurable improvment under the current administration. Mr A the prinipal is one of the finest education leaders I have ever known and will do anything for his children. Anything. The county can replicate this program amd do quite well. Great job and thank you Mr A!

  • (7 years ago)

    it is the best school ever we have good teachers good students

  • (7 years ago)

    SJMS is the best school in WV.We have a great principle and great teachers. They all want every last one of us to succeed. Even when we do act up sometimes. We are good kids and they know it every school have their ups and downs. We are smart and we are better than the other schools in sports. Mr. Aulenbacher is trying to make it an academic school

  • (8 years ago)

    SJMS gets the short end of the stick. The school personnel/administration are great! There is a serious lack of parental involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    There is a major lack of communication between parents teachers and administrators at SJMS. Each time that I have been in the school the halls are full of students with seemingly no place to be. The office is a madhouse. There is a total lack of organization. Students slip through the cracks all the time with no concern or notation from the faculty. The students are under a dire need for direction and structure which this school environment obviously lacks.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter went there her 6th & 7th grade years. She was the first 6th grade class of the middle school change. I was apprehensive about sending here there but ended up being pleasantly surprised. The school was immaculate every time I visited. Children were not aimlessly roaming the hallways. The video camera monitors were prominately displayed in the office and vice principals and coaches walked the hallways. No middle school is great. Every middle school has fights and drugs to some extent. My biggest concerns at Stonewall were the lack of quality teachers and lack of funding. Her english teacher at the open house said 'we was' in explaining what the children were learning. Stonewall is NOT a bad school (at least no worse than the others). Parents DO care there. But the media/city wants it to fail.

  • (10 years ago)

    I appreciate the leadership at this school. I truly believe stonewalls teachers and administration are second to none.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a good school believe it or not. My daughter goes there and I go to all of the school meetings. Their princepal has full intentions to make this school better and so far it is working. he is a great guy and wants to change the way people look at the school. As for the school it is good. it is like every other school but it is in the middle of the city and as long as it stays there it will get the medias full attention. Their is about 15 kids in each grade that ruin it for the whole school but it will change in the near future.

  • (11 years ago)

    There is absolutely no organization at Stonewall; they are constantly changing the schedules around for different events. The students are 'pre-assigned' at least 3 times a week and they have nothing to do and occassionally they are pre-assigned to a teacher who is pre-assigned which means they have no place they are supposed to go. Most of the teachers don't teach the students they just tell them to read something and then sit down and play around on the computer they don't teach! Stonewall does have a few very good teachers such as Mrs. Morgan the spanish teacher (not virtual spanish) Only one administrator Mr. McNeil the eighth grade VP actually cares about the students.

  • (11 years ago)

    Too much inconsistency rules not clearly defined or followed according to the policy handbook. very poor communication between the teachers and parents and teachers and students. Lack of opportunity to talk teachers about student progress i.e. no parent teacher conferences

  • (11 years ago)

    I have never seen a school more out of control than Stonewall Jackson. Neither the parents or the staff are involved in the education or discipline of the students. Teachers miss work constantly fights daily ridiculous restrictions on disciplinary measures to try to rectify the situation. Serious lack of a challenge or a reason to even try.

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