School Details

West Hamlin Elementary School

Route 1 Box 112a, West Hamlin, WV 25571
(304) 824-3630
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 522 students 14 students/teacher (WV avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

53%
43%
49%
62%
51%
50%
52%
45%
43%
49%
37%
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
  • Lincoln County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
42%
47%
44%
36%
45%
39%
34%
36%
39%
33%
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
  • Lincoln County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
39%
50%
46%
40%
51%
36%
34%
42%
39%
33%
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
  • Lincoln County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Hamlin Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Hamlin. 522 children attend West Hamlin Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 72% of the 522 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at West Hamlin Elementary School is 14:1. Salt Rock Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 100% 99%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a place where kids are valued. Teachers work to ensure all kids learn on their own level. Kids are safe well-fed and engaged in their own education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a Kindergartener in this School. The Staff are excellent with the students. The students enjoy learning at this school and are equally rewarded and supported for their good work. I have watched this school grow and change over the last sixteen years that I have lived in this area. I watched my nieces nephews neighbors kids all go through this school each year they provided new learning experiences for the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    the principal needs more education on how to deal with difficult dituations and to talk to the parents better. As for some of the teachers thye sont seem to want to take the time with parents to help out thier child.

  • (5 years ago)

    West Hamlin Elementary has come a long way. The new principal has turned it around he is so courteous to the parents and my kids just love him. He takes the time to talk to parents and the students and that is what makes it successful.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have worked in every school in lincoln county. I would rate west hamlin elementary as the best. The staff goes above and beyond to teach the children. Parent involvement is excellent!! A wonderful school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Most teachers at West Hamlin Elementary are good caring teachers. However there are a couple of teachers who do not care about their students at all. I would however like to commend teachers such as Chris Burns who has made my son once again love going to school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My experience with this school has been positive. Everyone has always been very helpful the entire staff has guided my child in the right direction. I truely appreciate the time the teachers and principal vice principal put into these children.

  • (10 years ago)

    West Hamlin needs work. Teachers need to have more education to do a efficent job. Principal does not interact with children correctly. Web- site has misspelled words such as 'Kindergartnen' for Kindergarden. School also has ongoing mold issues. School has no security program at all. Test scores need to be improved. Teachers must be held responsible. Overall it is not a 21st century school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Would be a much better school with a new principal! I feel from my experience with the current principal that he is too hard on the children and the parents. He is also rude with the parents and does not encourage them to participate in their children's school enviroment. Discipline the bad ones and reward the good ones. Don't make all the kids pay for what the bad ones do. And let them be kids while they still can. They grow up too fast as it is.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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