School Details

Montrose Elementary School

631 Montrose Dr, South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 348-1930
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 298 students 19 students/teacher (WV avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

65%
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76%
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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
  • Kanawha County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
51%
47%
55%
48%
45%
39%
36%
36%
47%
38%
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
  • Kanawha County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
55%
50%
84%
54%
51%
76%
44%
42%
68%
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

Montrose Elementary School is a public elementary school in South Charleston. 298 children attend Montrose Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 31% of the 298 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Montrose Elementary School is 19:1. Weberwood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 50%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Montrose Elementary is one of the best schools in Kanawha County. It has a great staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    The only issue I have is that my child is an individual and is most definitely outside the box. The teacher here are not quite able or capable of dealing w/ this amount of 'different'. I don't want my child to become an automaton. I want her to continue to be herself and to voice her emotion w/out be a striction to society.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is 'safe' to say that academic needs are met in a structured way. My children genuinely loved the continual praise given for their hard earned efforts. The team effort is a proud one for the faculty. If you like a strong sense of community then look no further. Practice caution around 'cattiness'. As in any small southern town expect the nosey especially if you are from a big city. I praise the art teacher for putting her heart into her work. She uses her entire paycheck for supplies that the board of education is suppose to supply......her office is the trunk of her car......she travels to five schools in one week.

  • (6 years ago)

    The instructional style at this school is 'tired'. There are teachers that will readily admit that they are too old to deal with the prepubescent behaviors of older elementary children.. Indidudualism is considered taboo.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My grandson is a student in the Kindergarten class this year. He loves it. Keep up the great work. Thank you

  • (7 years ago)

    We just finished our first year with Montrose and love it. Our son has thrived under the leadership of Montrose. We couldn't be happier!

  • (8 years ago)

    Montrose Elementary is a wonderful school. Not only did I go there years ago but now my son is a student there. They have an excellent academic program. Montrose always has parent involvement and keeps parents informed. I also feel it is a very safe environment for my son.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in Kindergarten at Montrose Elementary. I chose to move to this area specifically so we would be in the Montrose School Disctrict. I have been very impressed with the teachers principal and other leaders at this school. I know that they truly care about the children. The principal Mrs. Hedge and secretary Mrs. Holstein know and greet all the children by name. I receive updates and correspondence pertaining to my child from the teacher Mrs. Rush. She is very encouraging for new kindergarteners! I am looking forward to my son's future at Montrose.

  • (10 years ago)

    The top of one of the top elementary schools in Kanawha County. Is continually recognized as an 'exemplary school.' Small school environment and atmosphere in a nice neighborhood in South Charleston. Probably the best and safest public elementary school in Charleston.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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