1579 Mary Lou Retton Dr
Fairmont, WV 26554
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Watson Elementary School serves 394 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Watson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher 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 30-34% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 11% (majority Black).

School Overview

Watson Elementary School's student population of 394 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
394 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Watson Elementary 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 Watson Elementary School is 0.40, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#425 out of 638 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
30-34%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
12%
4%
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White
76%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
5%
8%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WV
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40

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