C. W. Shipley Elementary School is a elementary school located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Serving grades M-M, the school has 414 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in West Virginia it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for elementary schools in Jefferson County and 16 in the state, when compared to similar 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. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
West Virginia standardized test scores, among other factors, are used to determine the academic score for a school. C. W. Shipley 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 a variety of factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. C. W. Shipley Elementary School received a grade of B+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety score. C. W. Shipley Elementary School earned a grade of B+ for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.
The demographics of the student body at C. W. Shipley Elementary School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when determining its grade.
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In the table below, schools nearby to C. W. Shipley Elementary School are included. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. To get a complete list of schools in Harpers Ferry, go to the Harpers Ferry, West Virginia schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Driswood Elementary School||A||A-||A+||A+|
|2||Ranson Elementary School||B||B-||A+||B-|
|3||T a Lowery Elementary School||B-||C||A||C|
|4||Wright Denny Intermediate School||B||B+||C+||N/A|
|5||Blue Ridge Elementary School||C+||C+||C-||B-|
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.