School Details

Musselman High School

126 Excellence Way, Inwood, WV 25428
(304) 229-1950
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1557 students 16 students/teacher (WV avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

29%
31%
41%
41%
47%
48%
25%
28%
31%
36%
41%
37%

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
  • Berkeley County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
40%
43%
41%
47%
48%
41%
43%
45%

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
  • Berkeley County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
45%
48%
34%
43%
45%
33%
36%
35%

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
  • Berkeley County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Musselman High School is a public high school in Inwood. 1,557 children attend Musselman High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 38% of the 1,557 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Musselman High School is 16:1. Martinsburg High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    To the person who said take your kids to Maryland school you are wrong they are no better nothing but a bunch of gangs and fights. Plus they scores are not so great get your facts straight.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior at MHS this year and I can speak from experience that it is the best school around. The teachers are so friendly and the music program is top notch. 10/10 for Musselman

  • (5 years ago)

    My family has moved to this school district approximately 12 years ago so we are considered both trans-plants and also native but how long does one have to live here to consider to be a native? Yes there is alot of politics going on here and it helps to have a 'native' last name and also it seems like the only thing that certain staff members care about is if the student plays football then the student has an 'easier time with their education if you catch my drift. The assistant principal who is in charge of the disciplinary side of things doesn`t listen to any parent let alone student concerns before any situation arises instead going gung-ho on the rules after a situation arises so there is alot to be desired in that department. Don`t get me wrong there are good teachers --I appreciate them just wish there were more.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been affiliated with Musselman High School for quite some time now. I know the administration and many of the teachers at this wonderful school. I can tell you with no exaggeration that the staff at that school works very hard. The administration is at many of the school events and then some. They are required to attend many meetings that are held outside of the school building. I'm not sure who thinks they can stop by any of these dedicated peoples homes at 7 30 or 8 00 am and they will be home. Most days they are working from 6 45 am -10 00 pm. I am very proud of our local high school and their dedication to our students. Our test scores show how well everyone at MHS work. Keep up the good work!

  • (6 years ago)

    I do not understand the kid that says it is hard to make friends at our school. Almost every new kid that has come out of state or from somewhere else I and many of my fellow students have said 'hi' and offered lots of help. I personally love Musselman because for one the teachers are amazingly helpful secondly I have actually talked to the new students and they make comments that it's really easy to make friends at MHS. I am a Junior and have lived in the Musselman area my whole life; it's an honor to be an Applemen. Great teachers(they love helping and teaching kids; they barely get paid anything) great people many clubs to join and just about every sport you can think of we have a team for and most of our teams are among some of the most respected and honored teams in West Virginia. We also placed 8th as a band among all other high school bands in the USA.

  • (6 years ago)

    Musselman High School is definately not the best school around. As a student that moved to West Virginia just before starting high school Musselman threw me into a confusing mess of schedule confusion and stress without even another student to guide me. The community is so close-knit it is hard to break in and make friends. Everyone at the school has grown up together so it makes it hard for a new student to find a group of people to hang out with. The principal often comes across like he doesn't know what he's doing and some of the teachers seem to be there for the paycheck. Also they have ridiculous fees for things as simple as a gym locker. The lunch room is set up in rows where students have to wait for a teacher to dismiss them. Musselman needs a lot of improvement before I would recommend the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Musselman High School is a good school. First off I would never recommend Martinsburg to anyone! Second... there are gangs and cliques in the schools around here. Some parents are just oblivious to that. It doesnt matter where you go your going to have these kind of things these days. Musselman is a great academic school they sometimes get to involved in the sports though.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is safe. One could easily obtain a good education here; however this school is definitely controlled by local politics. By that I mean if one does not have a certain last name their chances of fair treatment are very slim. It is very unfortunate and makes this charming school very unattractive. I would recommend Martinsburg to other parents and students in the area.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Musselman High School and choose to keep my children in this school district because this was a wonderful school. Musselman High's overall ratings have drop drastically and the administration of the school has a lot to be desired. Comparing the ratings from 5 years ago to now our children are in a lot of trouble. The administration at Musselman don't seem to be interested in what is happening with our ratings. If they did they would be raising these ratings instead of watching them fall. I have been to the school or called with different concerns and administrators are never available. I guess when I ride by their houses at 7 30-8am I should stop by and let them know that the school day has started. The funds at the school are being spent very carelessly. Manny Arvon needs to take controll of this administration do your job.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter graduated in the top ten of her class. My duaghter and son were involved in many clubs and sports. I was a member of the boosters and enjoyed being involved with this school. My entire family are graduates of Mussleman High School. We stayed in this district so our children could experince the loyalty that we felt to this school

  • (7 years ago)

    I beleive that Musselman High School is probably the best school for anyone to attend. All the teachers really work well with the students and even stay after school to help those who really need it. The entire school is very accepting and there are no 'gangs' or 'cliques'. The school does well in both sports and academics. Just recently we tied for first place in the writing assessment. Also a school is nothing without a principal and I beleive there is no other man for the job than Mr. Stephens. He works hard to make school not only educational but entertaining. It allows people to want to learn and to do better at it. This is why I believe our test scores are so high. When we have pep rallies everyone in the entire school gets really into it. The whole school is filled with spirit even the faculty.

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