918 31st St
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Van Devender Middle School serves 415 students in grades 6-8.
Van Devender Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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Van Devender Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

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School Overview

Van Devender Middle School's student population of 415 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
415 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Devender Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 638 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Van Devender Middle School is 0.30, 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 Data
This School
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#571 out of 638 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
31%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
2%
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Black
6%
4%
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White
83%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WV
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30 (Top 20%)

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