Martinsburg High School

Summary:

Martinsburg High School is a public high school in Martinsburg, West Virginia, serving 1,471 students in grades 9-12. 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 High School stands out for its diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 57.1% White, 18.83% African American, 11.9% Hispanic, 0.88% Asian, and 10.94% two or more races. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by the West Virginia Assessment, is generally lower than the state and Berkeley County averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 14.8% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 21.5% and the district average of 15.4%. The school's performance in English Language Arts (45.1% proficient or better) and Science (26.5% proficient or better) was also lower than the state and district averages.

Martinsburg High School's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with the school ranking 8th out of 15 West Virginia high schools for African American students, 7th out of 8 for Hispanic students, and 13th out of 14 for multi-racial students. This suggests that the school may need to focus on addressing the needs of certain underperforming subgroups. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 52.14% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch in the 2020-2021 school year. Compared to nearby schools, such as Musselman High School, Spring Mills High School, and Hedgesville High School, Martinsburg High School generally underperforms in academic metrics and statewide rankings.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 701 South Queen Street
       Martinsburg, WV  25401


(304) 267-3530

District: Berkeley County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
64th of 112 West Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,206 Help


Feeder schools for Martinsburg High School:

Elementary:    Berkeley Heights Elementary School
    Burke Street Elementary School
    Orchard View Intermediate School
    Rosemont Elementary School
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Middle:    Martinsburg South Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  1,471

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.1%
African American:
18.8%
Hispanic:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.1% Help


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Compare Details Martinsburg High School ranks worse than 57.1% of high schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked high schools in the Berkeley County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (57.1%), African American (18.8%), Hispanic (11.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Martinsburg High School is 14.7, which is the lowest among 4 high schools in the Berkeley County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Martinsburg High School is $11,206, which is the 2nd highest among 4 high schools in the Berkeley County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Martinsburg High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Martinsburg High School 64th of 112 West Virginia public high schools. (See Martinsburg High School in the ranking list.)

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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 High School

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Rank History for all students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 58.87 40th 111 64.0%
2010 42.90 71st 112 36.6%
2011 45.40 68th 113 39.8%
2012 54.06 45th 113 60.2%
2013 57.40 37th 114 67.5%
2014 58.51 37th 115 67.8%
2015 64.50 32nd 117 72.6%
2016 36.95 80th 119 32.8%
2017 69.83 26th 122 78.7%
2018 69.36 28th 115 75.7%
2019 47.92 57th 114 50.0%
2021 54.43 48th 113 57.5%
2022 24.67 85th 112 24.1%
2023 43.17 64th 112 42.9%
See the entire list of West Virginia High School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 49.21 28th 62 54.8%
2018 62.94 7th 18 61.1%
2019 70.29 3rd 11 72.7%
2021 21.47 8th 9 11.1%
2022 15.78 11th 13 15.4%
2023 18.88 13th 14 7.1%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 42.95 17th 38 55.3%
2018 45.07 6th 11 45.5%
2019 37.65 2nd 3 33.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 62.35 24th 118 79.7%
2018 50.19 50th 103 51.5%
2019 30.25 57th 85 32.9%
2023 41.23 49th 89 44.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.99 42nd 121 65.3%
2018 62.67 36th 112 67.9%
2021 54.11 48th 111 56.8%
2022 16.49 98th 109 10.1%
2023 51.84 51st 107 52.3%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 67.30 31st 119 73.9%
2018 67.69 25th 111 77.5%
2019 48.08 51st 109 53.2%
2021 64.46 40th 110 63.6%
2022 34.46 76th 108 29.6%
2023 39.41 65th 108 39.8%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 83.38 10th 84 88.1%
2022 30.82 70th 91 23.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 68.68 29th 122 76.2%
2018 66.47 33rd 111 70.3%
2019 49.24 52nd 109 52.3%
2021 44.85 59th 110 46.4%
2022 17.41 94th 108 13.0%
2023 45.53 54th 108 50.0%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 50.23 28th 47 40.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 58.81 20th 82 75.6%
2018 38.59 22nd 31 29.0%
2019 25.41 18th 23 21.7%
2021 38.95 9th 16 43.8%
2022 30.80 13th 18 27.8%
2023 54.17 8th 15 46.7%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.14 35th 59 40.7%
2018 57.92 5th 13 61.5%
2019 28.12 6th 7 14.3%
2021 32.01 4th 5 20.0%
2022 25.44 7th 8 12.5%
2023 30.36 7th 8 12.5%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for Native American students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 92.34 1st 18 94.4%
2018 0.00 1st 2 50.0%
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Rank History for White students at Martinsburg High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 79.16 15th 122 87.7%
2018 87.76 12th 113 89.4%
2019 67.17 32nd 112 71.4%
2021 64.93 36th 113 68.1%
2022 45.18 59th 111 46.8%
2023 62.95 38th 112 66.1%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for White Students!

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 High 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 965 965
1990 829 118 5 8 6 n/a n/a 0 966
1991 811 127 3 5 4 n/a n/a 0 950
1992 875 114 7 8 2 n/a n/a 0 1006
1993 954 129 9 8 4 n/a n/a 0 1104
1994 958 133 11 10 3 n/a n/a 0 1115
1995 1039 124 9 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1188
1996 1039 124 9 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1188
1997 1057 120 9 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1197
1998 1114 140 21 12 0 n/a n/a 0 1287
1999 1096 159 19 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1293
2000 1116 171 14 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1323
2001 1050 172 18 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1262
2002 1056 208 19 32 2 n/a n/a 0 1317
2003 1056 208 19 32 2 n/a n/a 0 1317
2004 1113 231 25 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1401
2005 1157 242 20 51 1 n/a n/a 0 1471
2006 1210 263 24 68 1 n/a n/a 0 1566
2007 1231 305 26 81 2 n/a n/a 0 1645
2008 1186 348 26 92 2 n/a n/a 0 1654
2009 1195 400 29 106 1 n/a n/a 0 1731
2010 1151 430 25 95 2 0 10 0 1713
2011 1137 425 21 90 3 1 8 0 1685
2012 1181 423 25 96 2 2 21 0 1750
2013 1103 377 24 108 3 0 31 0 1646
2014 872 282 16 104 1 3 34 0 1312
2015 835 232 14 119 2 4 62 0 1268
2016 830 235 12 137 2 5 92 0 1313
2017 817 231 10 127 3 7 108 0 1303
2018 823 233 13 158 3 5 130 0 1365
2019 850 258 11 157 2 5 114 0 1397
2020 845 275 13 164 1 7 110 0 1415
2021 864 311 10 154 3 3 105 0 1450
2022 886 281 10 169 3 2 140 0 1491
2023 840 277 13 175 3 2 161 0 1471

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 965 55.5 17.3 n/a
1990 966 56.5 17.0 6.8
1991 950 59.4 15.9 7.3
1992 1006 55.5 18.1 8.2
1993 1104 56.9 19.4 12
1994 1115 61.9 18.0 11.7
1995 1188 67.6 17.6 21.5
1996 1188 67.6 17.6 21.5
1997 1197 69.5 17.2 26.7
1998 1287 70.8 18.2 25.8
1999 1293 73.8 17.5 32.1
2000 1323 78.6 16.8 31.7
2001 1262 80.8 15.6 21.4
2002 1317 83.5 15.8 27.1
2003 1317 83.5 15.8 27.1
2004 1401 85.5 16.4 26.6
2005 1471 88.5 16.6 29.4
2006 1566 95.5 16.4 33.3
2007 1645 106.0 15.5 34.4
2008 1654 114.0 14.5 35.8
2009 1731 116.0 14.9 39.6
2010 1713 119.5 14.3 44.4
2011 1685 124.1 13.5 50
2012 1750 118.0 14.8 48.3
2013 1646 114.5 14.3 54.4
2014 1312 101.0 12.9 50.8
2015 1268 94.0 13.4 50.6
2016 1313 85.0 15.4 53.7
2017 1303 87.0 14.9 58.7
2018 1365 88.7 15.3 57
2019 1397 91.5 15.2 48.8
2020 1415 86.5 16.3 48.2
2021 1450 89.9 16.1 52.1
2022 1491 93.4 15.9 n/a
2023 1471 99.5 14.7 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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 965 55.5 17.3 n/a
1990 966 56.5 17.0 6.8
1991 950 59.4 15.9 7.3
1992 1006 55.5 18.1 8.2
1993 1104 56.9 19.4 12
1994 1115 61.9 18.0 11.7
1995 1188 67.6 17.6 21.5
1996 1188 67.6 17.6 21.5
1997 1197 69.5 17.2 26.7
1998 1287 70.8 18.2 25.8
1999 1293 73.8 17.5 32.1
2000 1323 78.6 16.8 31.7
2001 1262 80.8 15.6 21.4
2002 1317 83.5 15.8 27.1
2003 1317 83.5 15.8 27.1
2004 1401 85.5 16.4 26.6
2005 1471 88.5 16.6 29.4
2006 1566 95.5 16.4 33.3
2007 1645 106.0 15.5 34.4
2008 1654 114.0 14.5 35.8
2009 1731 116.0 14.9 39.6
2010 1713 119.5 14.3 44.4
2011 1685 124.1 13.5 50
2012 1750 118.0 14.8 48.3
2013 1646 114.5 14.3 54.4
2014 1312 101.0 12.9 50.8
2015 1268 94.0 13.4 50.6
2016 1313 85.0 15.4 53.7
2017 1303 87.0 14.9 58.7
2018 1365 88.7 15.3 57
2019 1397 91.5 15.2 48.8
2020 1415 86.5 16.3 48.2
2021 1450 89.9 16.1 52.1
2022 1491 93.4 15.9 n/a
2023 1471 99.5 14.7 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 High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $841 (7.5%) $10,365 (92.5%) $11,206

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Martinsburg High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 57th of 114 High schoolsRanks 64th of 112 High schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Martinsburg High School)20.314.8
 5.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)23.315.4
 7.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)2421.5
 2.5%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Martinsburg High School)52.145.1
 7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Berkeley County Schools)51.949.2
 2.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)51.849.9
 1.9%
11th Grade Science (Martinsburg High School)2526.5
 1.5%
   11th Grade Science (Berkeley County Schools)2825.1
 2.9%
   11th Grade Science (West Virginia)29.227.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13971471
 5.3%
African American258277
 7.4%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian1113
 18.2%
Hispanic157175
 11.5%
Pacific Islander52
 60%
White850840
 1.2%
Two or More Races114161
 41.2%


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Students at Martinsburg High School are 57% White, 19% African American, 12% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races.

Martinsburg High School ranks 64th of 112 West Virginia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,471 students attended Martinsburg High School.


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