Suncrest Elementary School

  • Suncrest Elementary School serves 482 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Suncrest Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Suncrest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Suncrest Elementary School's student population of 482 students has grown by 69% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 68% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Suncrest Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 644 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Suncrest Elementary School is 0.43, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank#8 out of 644 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
2%
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Black
8%
4%
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White
75%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.430.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMonongalia County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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My child has attended Suncrest Elementary for a few years now. Under the leadership of Mrs. Hines, the former principal, I feel like the school as a whole was more cohesive and organized compared to the new principal. While the school tends to report good test scores, I fear the focus on test scores overrides the importance of valuing each child''s progress and development, since school is important for social/emotional development, and educational achievement beyond test scores as well. Overall, the teachers we have experienced have been mostly all caring, supportive and wonderful, with the exception of my child's 2nd-grade teacher. My child has special needs, and the teacher, despite her further degree in special education, didn''t help them thrive or succeed but instead seemed to exacerbate the difficulties my child had. Once my child was out of Mrs. Wilson''s classroom, it''s as if they became a whole new person. Despite this one problematic employee, it seems everyone at every level seems to genuinely care about the children at school, and opportunities to get involved in community activities are plentiful, as are extracurricular clubs like Lego Robotics, and Girls on the Run (?). They have a well-thought-out school design and pick up/drop off system. I would hate to say one bad apple spoils the whole bunch, but in this instance, my experience with a bad teacher was enough to warn other parents if they have to make a decision of where to send their child. In the end, you are your child''s biggest advocate and don''t assume the school necessarily has your child''s best interests at heart, when their own priorities lie in test scores.
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