T A Lowery Elementary School

Summary:

T A Lowery Elementary School is a public elementary school in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, serving 522 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Jefferson County Schools district, which is ranked 13th out of 55 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

While T A Lowery has a higher percentage of Hispanic students compared to nearby schools, it has a lower percentage of African American students. Academically, the school's proficiency rates in Mathematics and English Language Arts are generally lower than the district and state averages, though its 5th grade English Language Arts proficiency rate is higher. The school's rankings for specific student subgroups vary significantly, with male students performing better than female students, and its special education and low socioeconomic status student subgroups consistently ranking in the bottom quarter of West Virginia elementary schools.

T A Lowery's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 155th out of 422 schools in 2013-2014 to 276th out of 368 schools in 2022-2023. This suggests the school's performance has not kept pace with other elementary schools in the state. Nearby schools like C.W. Shipley Elementary and South Jefferson Elementary have consistently outperformed T A Lowery in academic proficiency rates and statewide rankings, despite serving student populations with similar racial demographics.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 103 Shenandoah Junction Road
       Shenandoah Junction, WV  25442-4757


(304) 728-7250

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
276th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,907 Help


Students who attend T A Lowery Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wildwood Middle School
High:    Jefferson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  522

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.2%
Hispanic:
11.9%
Two or more races:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.3% Help


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Compare Details T A Lowery Elementary School ranks worse than 75% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 6th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details T A Lowery Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Jefferson County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (72.2%), Hispanic (11.9%), two or more races (9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at T A Lowery Elementary School is 16.7. 7 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at T A Lowery Elementary School is $12,907, which is the 3rd highest among 9 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

T A Lowery Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks T A Lowery Elementary School 276th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See T A Lowery Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Schools 13th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for T A Lowery Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 71.32 76th 420 81.9%
2010 67.59 94th 427 78.0%
2011 44.62 244th 426 42.7%
2012 52.05 183rd 426 57.0%
2013 55.35 163rd 428 61.9%
2014 55.43 155th 422 63.3%
2015 43.48 247th 408 39.5%
2016 28.25 328th 402 18.4%
2017 26.37 340th 399 14.8%
2018 40.38 241st 392 38.5%
2019 35.64 265th 383 30.8%
2021 47.99 184th 380 51.6%
2022 35.37 253rd 375 32.5%
2023 32.17 276th 368 25.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 31.00 178th 218 18.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 27.04 79th 98 19.4%
2018 41.06 4th 8 50.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 44.87 186th 377 50.7%
2018 31.10 202nd 258 21.7%
2019 21.76 165th 185 10.8%
2023 18.43 173rd 180 3.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 30.53 314th 382 17.8%
2018 32.49 284th 368 22.8%
2021 42.91 197th 335 41.2%
2022 38.00 234th 347 32.6%
2023 24.26 291st 333 12.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 63.62 2nd 6 66.7%
2023 48.45 10th 21 52.4%
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Rank History for Female students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 24.90 337th 381 11.5%
2018 39.70 235th 366 35.8%
2019 35.97 234th 339 31.0%
2021 39.13 208th 322 35.4%
2022 36.45 221st 325 32.0%
2023 19.37 286th 317 9.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.94 111th 154 27.9%
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Rank History for Male students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 32.60 292nd 382 23.6%
2018 42.41 216th 364 40.7%
2019 40.28 208th 338 38.5%
2021 51.14 145th 333 56.5%
2022 36.13 225th 330 31.8%
2023 49.63 149th 322 53.7%
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Rank History for African American students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.89 52nd 187 72.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 38.19 99th 156 36.5%
2018 39.58 8th 12 33.3%
2019 57.26 3rd 9 66.7%
2021 62.68 4th 9 55.6%
2022 41.32 9th 12 25.0%
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Rank History for White students at T A Lowery Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 27.87 311th 382 18.6%
2018 46.19 201st 374 46.3%
2019 37.55 246th 373 34.0%
2021 49.91 171st 376 54.5%
2022 39.17 230th 373 38.3%
2023 32.28 276th 366 24.6%
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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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Enrollment information for T A Lowery Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 440 18 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1994 500 14 0 10 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1995 476 14 4 12 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1996 476 14 4 12 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1997 476 13 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 507
1998 465 14 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1999 480 17 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2000 454 22 5 19 5 n/a n/a 0 505
2001 450 17 4 13 9 n/a n/a 0 493
2002 459 37 6 20 4 n/a n/a 0 526
2003 459 37 6 20 4 n/a n/a 0 526
2004 448 41 6 29 1 n/a n/a 0 525
2005 476 46 5 21 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2006 513 44 5 19 1 n/a n/a 0 582
2007 539 58 4 30 1 n/a n/a 0 632
2008 583 51 5 43 3 n/a n/a 0 685
2009 584 51 8 32 1 n/a n/a 0 676
2010 629 43 10 40 0 0 10 0 732
2011 464 39 8 52 1 0 19 0 583
2012 463 44 12 54 0 0 16 0 589
2013 468 44 10 47 0 1 33 0 603
2014 448 36 10 52 0 1 41 0 588
2015 444 42 8 38 0 1 39 0 572
2016 414 26 3 44 0 2 30 0 519
2017 426 29 2 56 0 1 30 0 544
2018 398 27 2 72 0 2 50 0 551
2019 382 26 4 64 1 1 51 0 529
2020 397 20 4 73 2 0 57 0 553
2021 365 21 4 66 1 0 49 0 506
2022 408 25 7 59 1 1 54 0 555
2023 377 25 9 62 2 0 47 0 522

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 T A Lowery Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 464 31.0 15.0 28.2
1994 524 30.2 17.4 27.5
1995 506 35.9 14.1 31.8
1996 506 35.9 14.1 31.8
1997 507 34.0 14.9 23.9
1998 497 34.2 14.5 24.9
1999 519 35.1 14.8 53.9
2000 505 38.7 13.0 44.6
2001 493 38.5 12.8 43
2002 526 34.5 15.2 37.8
2003 526 34.5 15.2 37.8
2004 525 34.9 15.0 41.1
2005 548 36.5 15.0 41.1
2006 582 34.8 16.7 42.1
2007 632 37.0 17.1 32.6
2008 685 41.1 16.7 39.6
2009 676 38.0 17.8 33.9
2010 732 40.7 17.9 41.7
2011 583 35.5 16.3 48.5
2012 589 37.7 15.5 54.8
2013 603 38.0 15.8 56.9
2014 588 34.5 17.0 n/a
2015 572 35.0 16.3 41.3
2016 519 38.0 13.6 44.3
2017 544 37.0 14.7 45.4
2018 551 32.0 17.2 54.8
2019 529 31.0 17.0 52
2020 553 30.0 18.4 49.7
2021 506 31.0 16.3 44.3
2022 555 32.0 17.3 n/a
2023 522 31.2 16.7 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 T A Lowery Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 464 31.0 15.0 28.2
1994 524 30.2 17.4 27.5
1995 506 35.9 14.1 31.8
1996 506 35.9 14.1 31.8
1997 507 34.0 14.9 23.9
1998 497 34.2 14.5 24.9
1999 519 35.1 14.8 53.9
2000 505 38.7 13.0 44.6
2001 493 38.5 12.8 43
2002 526 34.5 15.2 37.8
2003 526 34.5 15.2 37.8
2004 525 34.9 15.0 41.1
2005 548 36.5 15.0 41.1
2006 582 34.8 16.7 42.1
2007 632 37.0 17.1 32.6
2008 685 41.1 16.7 39.6
2009 676 38.0 17.8 33.9
2010 732 40.7 17.9 41.7
2011 583 35.5 16.3 48.5
2012 589 37.7 15.5 54.8
2013 603 38.0 15.8 56.9
2014 588 34.5 17.0 n/a
2015 572 35.0 16.3 41.3
2016 519 38.0 13.6 44.3
2017 544 37.0 14.7 45.4
2018 551 32.0 17.2 54.8
2019 529 31.0 17.0 52
2020 553 30.0 18.4 49.7
2021 506 31.0 16.3 44.3
2022 555 32.0 17.3 n/a
2023 522 31.2 16.7 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 T A Lowery Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,169 (9.1%) $11,738 (90.9%) $12,907

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

Impact of COVID-19 on T A Lowery Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 265th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 276th of 368 Elementary schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (T A Lowery Elementary School)42.938
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)48.649.9
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.951.6
 0.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (T A Lowery Elementary School)39.726.8
 12.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)46.534.4
 12.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4439.9
 4.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (T A Lowery Elementary School)33.829
 4.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)46.143.1
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.345.7
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (T A Lowery Elementary School)42.330
 12.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)49.444.6
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.844.2
 4.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (T A Lowery Elementary School)28.331.9
 3.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)41.838.8
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (T A Lowery Elementary School)45.345.8
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)53.445.1
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.244.3
 2.9%
5th Grade Science (T A Lowery Elementary School)39.633.3
 6.3%
   5th Grade Science (Jefferson County Schools)45.837.5
 8.3%
   5th Grade Science (West Virginia)35.430.8
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students529522
 1.3%
African American2625
 3.8%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian49
 125%
Hispanic6462
 3.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White382377
 1.3%
Two or More Races5147
 7.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about T A Lowery Elementary School

Students at T A Lowery Elementary School are 72% White, 12% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 5% African American, 2% Asian.

Students who attend T A Lowery Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wildwood Middle School
High : Jefferson High School

T A Lowery Elementary School ranks 276th of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 522 students attended T A Lowery Elementary 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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