Andrew Jackson Middle School

  • Andrew Jackson Middle School serves 597 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 46%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Andrew Jackson Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 10%.

Top Placements

Andrew Jackson Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Andrew Jackson Middle School's student population of 597 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students597 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Andrew Jackson Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 646 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Andrew Jackson Middle School is 0.24, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.12. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall School Rankn/an/a
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
2%
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Black
8%
4%
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White
87%
90%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Andrew Jackson Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WV.
Diversity Score0.240.12
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
22%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKanawha County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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As a 2nd year parent as AJMS I have observed our principal, Lisa Woo,and I have found her dedication to the needs of AJMS to be exemplary. She inherited several opportunities to enrich our academic, related arts and athletic programs, and challenges were also awaiting her when she arrived.I am impressed with her tenacity for problem solving. For instance with regard to our unsafe athletic track, Miss Woo has petitioned the County for assistance and until now her words seem to fall on deaf ears. We are unable to practice safely, and we are unable to host meets which would generate revenue to our school.Also the original bleachers from 1969 do not meet current safety code. Serious accidents have already occured because of the deplorable condition of the bleachers.Despite promises to replace the bleachers made by the decision makers for Kanawha County to solve this dilemma, the bleachers' replacement has been yet again put on the back burner. Miss Woo continues to advocate for our school.AJMS athletic opportunities are only one variable that a well rounded student deserves. Academics is the priority, however the consistent over sight of other needs is a challenge that must be addressed in a responsible way by the County Administrators. I commend Miss Woo for her efforts, and I have faith in the Kanawha County Administrators to initiate a solution to this problem.I salute Miss Woo for her efforts thus far, and we are especially proud that our school has been recognized as one of the best in the nation.GO MISS WOO!! GO STAFF!! PARENTS GET ON BOARD IF YOU AREN'T ALREADY! STUDENTS STAND PROUD and continue to keep AJMS on the map as a school worthy of pride!!
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