Martinsburg South Middle School

Summary:

Martinsburg South Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, with a student population of 747. The school is part of the Berkeley County Schools district, which is ranked 41 out of 55 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Martinsburg South Middle School has consistently underperformed compared to the state and district averages in standardized test scores, with proficiency rates in Mathematics (18.2% to 32.4%) and English Language Arts (27.9% to 36.5%) significantly lower than the state and district averages. The school has been ranked in the bottom third of West Virginia middle schools for the past several years, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, placing it among the lowest-performing middle schools in the state. The school's performance data also highlights significant racial disparities, with African American and Hispanic students consistently underperforming compared to their White and Asian peers.

When compared to other middle schools in the region, Martinsburg South Middle School generally performs worse academically. For example, Hedgesville Middle School, located about 7 miles away, consistently outperforms Martinsburg South Middle School on standardized tests and has a higher overall ranking. The school's relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds (54.47% free/reduced lunch recipients) and its location within a district that is ranked among the lower-performing districts in the state may be contributing factors to its academic challenges.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 150 Bulldog Blvd
       Martinsburg, WV  25401-4221


(304) 267-3542

District: Berkeley County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
123rd of 169 West Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,219 Help


Students who attend Martinsburg South Middle School usually attend:

High:    Martinsburg High School

Feeder schools for Martinsburg South Middle School:

Elementary:    Berkeley Heights Elementary School
    Orchard View Intermediate School
    Rosemont Elementary School
    Winchester Avenue Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  747

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.0%
Two or more races:
14.9%
African American:
13.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.5% Help


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Compare Details Martinsburg South Middle School ranks worse than 72.8% of middle schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked middle schools in the Berkeley County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Martinsburg South Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (60%), two or more races (14.9%), African American (13.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Martinsburg South Middle School is 12.8, which is the 3rd best among 6 middle schools in the Berkeley County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Martinsburg South Middle School is $11,219. 3 middle schools in the Berkeley County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Martinsburg South Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Martinsburg South Middle School 123rd of 169 West Virginia public middle schools. (See Martinsburg South Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Berkeley County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Berkeley County Schools 41st of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Martinsburg South Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 41.91 107th 171 37.4%
2010 46.38 93rd 171 45.6%
2011 49.89 82nd 171 52.0%
2012 50.91 78th 172 54.7%
2013 54.08 65th 174 62.6%
2014 45.15 91st 172 47.1%
2015 43.59 92nd 173 46.8%
2016 30.32 132nd 172 23.3%
2017 45.13 102nd 176 42.0%
2018 30.34 134th 170 21.2%
2019 31.37 129th 171 24.6%
2021 33.84 114th 171 33.3%
2022 25.22 140th 169 17.2%
2023 31.21 123rd 168 26.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 52.57 45th 107 57.9%
2021 25.62 16th 20 20.0%
2022 32.29 21st 27 22.2%
2023 34.50 20th 28 28.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 28.83 51st 67 23.9%
2018 15.13 10th 10 0.0%
2023 19.97 3rd 3 0.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.10 84th 174 51.7%
2018 43.73 79th 142 44.4%
2019 38.21 76th 130 41.5%
2023 51.69 47th 132 64.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 25.86 152nd 176 13.6%
2018 22.53 152nd 165 7.9%
2021 27.31 141st 164 14.0%
2022 27.09 138th 162 14.8%
2023 24.68 141st 162 13.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.37 108th 174 37.9%
2018 34.20 122nd 166 26.5%
2019 34.13 119th 162 26.5%
2021 36.19 109th 162 32.7%
2022 28.15 133rd 164 18.9%
2023 33.20 116th 158 26.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 52.81 47th 129 63.6%
2022 43.43 74th 131 43.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.87 93rd 176 47.2%
2018 30.30 127th 164 22.6%
2019 28.90 130th 161 19.3%
2021 35.51 109th 164 33.5%
2022 26.35 136th 161 15.5%
2023 31.62 114th 158 27.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 32.34 51st 56 8.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 50.24 45th 124 63.7%
2018 40.87 23rd 36 36.1%
2019 35.97 19th 27 29.6%
2021 45.96 12th 23 47.8%
2022 28.69 22nd 26 15.4%
2023 37.72 20th 28 28.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 37.62 73rd 97 24.7%
2018 27.63 11th 12 8.3%
2019 26.08 8th 11 27.3%
2021 39.66 8th 10 20.0%
2022 37.76 8th 12 33.3%
2023 29.97 9th 10 10.0%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 66.10 5th 9 44.4%
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Rank History for White students at Martinsburg South Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 55.18 73rd 176 58.5%
2018 43.60 98th 167 41.3%
2019 45.59 88th 168 47.6%
2021 44.14 90th 170 47.1%
2022 33.29 117th 168 30.4%
2023 42.44 94th 168 44.0%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Martinsburg South Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 598 598
1990 475 50 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1991 460 55 2 9 1 n/a n/a 0 527
1992 456 58 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 527
1993 463 52 13 1 2 n/a n/a 0 531
1994 502 49 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1995 520 62 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1996 520 62 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1997 501 54 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1998 541 65 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 618
1999 495 70 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 582
2000 436 76 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2001 473 87 8 11 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2002 525 78 4 17 1 n/a n/a 0 625
2003 525 78 4 17 1 n/a n/a 0 625
2004 596 94 5 24 2 n/a n/a 0 721
2005 636 112 4 41 0 n/a n/a 0 793
2006 653 143 11 57 0 n/a n/a 0 864
2007 633 162 7 57 4 n/a n/a 0 863
2008 631 166 12 47 5 n/a n/a 0 861
2009 634 178 7 49 3 n/a n/a 0 871
2010 617 174 13 64 1 0 0 0 869
2011 606 170 11 65 1 3 19 0 875
2012 593 147 11 85 1 4 37 0 878
2013 579 145 11 87 0 3 67 0 892
2014 583 136 10 88 0 3 77 0 897
2015 575 142 8 89 0 5 98 0 917
2016 499 122 6 78 1 3 90 0 799
2017 479 152 10 81 0 2 51 0 775
2018 483 188 9 79 1 2 19 0 781
2019 495 186 8 83 1 2 40 0 815
2020 542 151 9 83 1 1 83 0 870
2021 504 117 8 84 0 1 103 0 817
2022 477 108 10 90 0 1 96 0 782
2023 448 98 7 82 0 1 111 0 747

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Martinsburg South Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 598 38.0 15.7 n/a
1990 533 38.0 14.0 19.9
1991 527 40.6 12.9 25.4
1992 527 38.1 13.8 26.9
1993 531 38.0 14.0 27.1
1994 557 39.2 14.2 23.3
1995 595 39.3 15.1 32.3
1996 595 39.3 15.1 32.3
1997 566 40.8 13.9 34.3
1998 618 43.5 14.2 40.1
1999 582 44.5 13.1 46.4
2000 529 45.2 11.7 47.4
2001 581 46.4 12.5 48.7
2002 625 46.0 13.6 39.8
2003 625 46.0 13.6 39.8
2004 721 48.7 14.8 41.9
2005 793 55.2 14.4 42.9
2006 864 58.5 14.8 45
2007 863 60.0 14.4 44.3
2008 861 60.3 14.3 46.6
2009 871 62.0 14.0 49.1
2010 869 65.0 13.3 53.9
2011 875 66.0 13.2 54.5
2012 878 65.0 13.5 52.2
2013 892 67.0 13.3 54.9
2014 897 66.0 13.5 53.8
2015 917 65.0 14.1 58.7
2016 799 52.0 15.3 55.3
2017 775 55.0 14.0 56.5
2018 781 56.3 13.8 56.5
2019 815 55.5 14.6 53.4
2020 870 55.0 15.8 50
2021 817 56.7 14.4 54.5
2022 782 59.6 13.1 n/a
2023 747 58.2 12.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Martinsburg South Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 598 38.0 15.7 n/a
1990 533 38.0 14.0 19.9
1991 527 40.6 12.9 25.4
1992 527 38.1 13.8 26.9
1993 531 38.0 14.0 27.1
1994 557 39.2 14.2 23.3
1995 595 39.3 15.1 32.3
1996 595 39.3 15.1 32.3
1997 566 40.8 13.9 34.3
1998 618 43.5 14.2 40.1
1999 582 44.5 13.1 46.4
2000 529 45.2 11.7 47.4
2001 581 46.4 12.5 48.7
2002 625 46.0 13.6 39.8
2003 625 46.0 13.6 39.8
2004 721 48.7 14.8 41.9
2005 793 55.2 14.4 42.9
2006 864 58.5 14.8 45
2007 863 60.0 14.4 44.3
2008 861 60.3 14.3 46.6
2009 871 62.0 14.0 49.1
2010 869 65.0 13.3 53.9
2011 875 66.0 13.2 54.5
2012 878 65.0 13.5 52.2
2013 892 67.0 13.3 54.9
2014 897 66.0 13.5 53.8
2015 917 65.0 14.1 58.7
2016 799 52.0 15.3 55.3
2017 775 55.0 14.0 56.5
2018 781 56.3 13.8 56.5
2019 815 55.5 14.6 53.4
2020 870 55.0 15.8 50
2021 817 56.7 14.4 54.5
2022 782 59.6 13.1 n/a
2023 747 58.2 12.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Martinsburg South Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $773 (6.9%) $10,446 (93.1%) $11,218

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Martinsburg South Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 129th of 171 Middle schoolsRanks 123rd of 168 Middle schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Martinsburg South Middle School)26.232.4
 6.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)29.322.2
 7.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)34.430.2
 4.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Martinsburg South Middle School)36.936.5
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Berkeley County Schools)45.443.7
 1.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)45.345.4
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Martinsburg South Middle School)25.124.9
 0.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)31.421
 10.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.830.7
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Martinsburg South Middle School)35.627.9
 7.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Berkeley County Schools)43.235.7
 7.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)42.638.8
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Martinsburg South Middle School)28.918.2
 10.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)30.415.1
 15.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.628.2
 8.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Martinsburg South Middle School)41.828.1
 13.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Berkeley County Schools)47.135.8
 11.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)43.942.7
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Martinsburg South Middle School)2624.1
 1.9%
   8th Grade Science (Berkeley County Schools)35.923.8
 12.1%
   8th Grade Science (West Virginia)33.127
 6.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students815747
 8.3%
African American18698
 47.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian87
 12.5%
Hispanic8382
 1.2%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White495448
 9.5%
Two or More Races40111
 177.5%


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Martinsburg South Middle School ranks 123rd of 169 West Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Martinsburg South Middle School usually go on to attend Martinsburg High School

Students at Martinsburg South Middle School are 60% White, 15% Two or more races, 13% African American, 11% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 747 students attended Martinsburg South Middle School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Education.

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