Nichols Elementary School is a elementary school located in Barboursville, West Virginia. An enrollment of 236 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.
This school performs above average when compared to other West Virginia schools. Nichols Elementary School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Cabell County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Nichols Elementary School is ranked 20 for elementary schools.
For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on West Virginia standardized tests. Nichols Elementary School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Nichols Elementary School received a grade of B for learning environment. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. The safety grade could not be calculated for this school due insufficient data.
An overview of the student body of Nichols Elementary School is shown below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its grade.
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Included below are elementary schools near Nichols Elementary School. The table displays The School Review’s grade for each of the schools. To get a full list of schools in Barboursville, go to the Barboursville, West Virginia schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Ona Elementary School||A-||A||C+||B+|
|2||Village of Barboursville Elementary School||B+||A-||C+||C+|
|3||Martha Elementary School||A||A||B+||A|
|4||Cox Landing Elementary School||B-||B-||C+||B+|
|5||Fairland East Elementary School||N/A||N/A||B-||N/A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.