#16 Elementary School in WV and #1 in Jefferson County

C. W. Shipley Elementary School

652 Shipley School Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

How Good is C. W. Shipley Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B+ Learning Enviroment
B+ School Safety
A Overall Grade

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.

Academics

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.

Source: WV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

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.

Students : Teacher
17
WV Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
0%
WV Avg. 2%
New Teachers
N/A
WV Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade B+
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A

Safety

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.

Safety Grade B+
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A

Demographics

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.

Students w/ Disablities
12%
WV Avg. 18%
Free Lunch
24%
WV Avg. 16%
Econ. Disadvantaged
29%
WV Avg. 52%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 414
Minority Students 83
Diversity Index 23
Students with Disablities 44
Economically Disadvantaged 29%
Limited English Proficiency 4%
Gifted Students 2%

Achievements

A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

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-

C. W. Shipley Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at C. W. Shipley Elementary School? The school reported 414 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is C. W. Shipley Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is C. W. Shipley Elementary School in? The school is located in Jefferson County.
  • How can I contact C. W. Shipley Elementary School? The school's number is (304) 725-4395.
  • Where is C. W. Shipley Elementary School? 652 Shipley School Road, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Driswood Elementary School
75 Caspian Way Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442
Ranson Elementary School
600 North Preston Street Ranson, WV 25438
T a Lowery Elementary School
103 Shenandoah Junction Road Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442
Wright Denny Intermediate School
209 West Congress Street Charles Town, WV 25414
Blue Ridge Elementary School
18866 Charles Town Road Harpers Ferry, WV 25425