Mountain Ridge Middle School

Summary:

Mountain Ridge Middle School is a public middle school located in Gerrardstown, West Virginia, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 619 students. 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.

While Mountain Ridge Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (79%) compared to the surrounding schools, it consistently underperforms compared to the state and district averages in mathematics and science proficiency. For example, in 2022-2023, only 15.3% of 6th graders, 10.8% of 7th graders, and 11.1% of 8th graders were proficient or better in mathematics, compared to the state averages of 30.2%, 30.7%, and 28.2%, respectively. The school also ranks particularly low for its multi-racial and low socioeconomic status student groups, indicating significant achievement gaps for these populations. Despite having a higher spending per student ($11,671 in 2018-2019) compared to nearby schools, this does not seem to translate into better academic outcomes.

The nearby schools, such as Hedgesville Middle School and Martinsburg South Middle School, demonstrate higher academic performance and better overall rankings compared to Mountain Ridge Middle School, despite serving similar student populations. Additionally, Mountain Ridge Middle School's statewide ranking has steadily declined over the years, from 69th out of 171 West Virginia middle schools in 2018-2019 to 126th out of 168 in 2022-2023, with a corresponding drop in its SchoolDigger rating from 3 stars to 1 star. These findings suggest that the school may be facing significant challenges in addressing the needs of its students, particularly those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2771 Gerrardstown Road
       Gerrardstown, WV  25420


(304) 229-8833

District: Berkeley County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
126th of 169 West Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,671 Help


Students who attend Mountain Ridge Middle School usually attend:

High:    Musselman High School

Feeder schools for Mountain Ridge Middle School:

Elementary:    Back Creek Valley Elementary School
    Gerrardstown Elementary School
    Mountain Ridge Intermediate

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  619

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.0%
Hispanic:
9.2%
Two or more races:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.3% Help


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Compare Details Mountain Ridge Middle School ranks worse than 74.6% of middle schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 5th 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 30.64. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Mountain Ridge Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Berkeley County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (79%), Hispanic (9.2%), two or more races (7.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mountain Ridge Middle School is 13.8. 3 middle schools in the Berkeley County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mountain Ridge Middle School is $11,671, which is the 3rd highest among 6 middle schools in the Berkeley County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mountain Ridge Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mountain Ridge Middle School 126th of 169 West Virginia public middle schools. (See Mountain Ridge 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 Mountain Ridge Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 51.01 74th 173 57.2%
2016 44.96 92nd 172 46.5%
2017 49.58 88th 176 50.0%
2018 49.76 79th 170 53.5%
2019 56.18 69th 171 59.6%
2021 41.57 95th 171 44.4%
2022 27.60 131st 169 22.5%
2023 30.64 126th 168 25.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 49.55 50th 107 53.3%
2018 31.13 26th 34 23.5%
2022 28.75 22nd 27 18.5%
2023 22.95 26th 28 7.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 36.21 39th 67 41.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.36 81st 174 53.4%
2018 60.00 25th 142 82.4%
2019 49.20 50th 130 61.5%
2023 57.23 34th 132 74.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 44.26 110th 176 37.5%
2018 45.19 90th 165 45.5%
2021 38.04 112th 164 31.7%
2022 16.95 153rd 162 5.6%
2023 16.66 154th 162 4.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 60.66 56th 174 67.8%
2018 49.21 86th 166 48.2%
2019 56.29 68th 162 58.0%
2021 41.53 92nd 162 43.2%
2022 25.20 139th 164 15.2%
2023 29.04 127th 158 19.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 38.73 88th 129 31.8%
2022 46.47 66th 131 49.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 41.90 114th 176 35.2%
2018 51.81 74th 164 54.9%
2019 55.54 64th 161 60.2%
2021 43.56 87th 164 47.0%
2022 32.61 113th 161 29.8%
2023 32.90 110th 158 30.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.82 67th 124 46.0%
2023 71.01 4th 28 85.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 45.76 47th 97 51.5%
2018 33.10 10th 12 16.7%
2019 22.69 11th 11 0.0%
2021 43.45 6th 10 40.0%
2022 47.90 6th 12 50.0%
2023 57.23 5th 10 50.0%
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Rank History for Native American students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 24.42 16th 23 30.4%
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Rank History for White students at Mountain Ridge Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 51.29 86th 176 51.1%
2018 52.62 73rd 167 56.3%
2019 59.13 58th 168 65.5%
2021 39.52 101st 170 40.6%
2022 25.82 136th 168 19.0%
2023 29.65 129th 168 23.2%
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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 Mountain Ridge Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 532 16 1 31 1 0 26 0 607
2016 574 9 1 27 4 0 28 0 643
2017 534 10 1 33 4 0 32 0 614
2018 535 5 1 43 3 0 27 0 614
2019 515 11 4 41 2 0 30 0 603
2020 540 13 3 38 0 0 26 0 620
2021 572 20 3 32 1 0 29 0 657
2022 534 20 4 43 1 0 33 0 635
2023 489 21 3 57 2 2 45 0 619

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 Mountain Ridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 607 42.0 14.4 47.6
2016 643 40.0 16.0 47.1
2017 614 43.0 14.2 44
2018 614 43.7 14.0 52
2019 603 44.3 13.5 52.9
2020 620 42.4 14.6 51.5
2021 657 44.7 14.6 47.3
2022 635 45.7 13.8 n/a
2023 619 44.6 13.8 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 Mountain Ridge Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 607 42.0 14.4 47.6
2016 643 40.0 16.0 47.1
2017 614 43.0 14.2 44
2018 614 43.7 14.0 52
2019 603 44.3 13.5 52.9
2020 620 42.4 14.6 51.5
2021 657 44.7 14.6 47.3
2022 635 45.7 13.8 n/a
2023 619 44.6 13.8 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 Mountain Ridge Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $772 (6.6%) $10,899 (93.4%) $11,671

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mountain Ridge Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 69th of 171 Middle schoolsRanks 126th of 168 Middle schools
 34.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Mountain Ridge Middle School)28.615.3
 13.3%
   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 (Mountain Ridge Middle School)50.247.5
 2.7%
   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 (Mountain Ridge Middle School)32.810.8
 22%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)31.421
 10.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.830.7
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Mountain Ridge Middle School)46.136.2
 9.9%
   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 (Mountain Ridge Middle School)32.211.1
 21.1%
   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 (Mountain Ridge Middle School)5335.8
 17.2%
   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 (Mountain Ridge Middle School)35.526.1
 9.4%
   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 Students603619
 2.7%
African American1121
 90.9%
American Indian22
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic4157
 39%
Pacific Islander02
White515489
 5%
Two or More Races3045
 50%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mountain Ridge Middle School

Students at Mountain Ridge Middle School are 79% White, 9% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 619 students attended Mountain Ridge Middle School.

Students who attend Mountain Ridge Middle School usually go on to attend Musselman High School

Mountain Ridge Middle School ranks 126th of 169 West Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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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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