Charles Town Middle School

Summary:

Charles Town Middle School is a public middle school serving 637 students in grades 6-8 in Charles Town, West Virginia, which is part of the Jefferson County Schools district.

The school stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of African American, Hispanic, and multi-racial students compared to nearby schools. Academically, Charles Town Middle School has shown mixed performance, with proficiency rates in Mathematics lower than the district and state averages, but higher proficiency in English Language Arts and Science. The school's male students have generally outperformed female students, and African American and Hispanic students have performed below state and district averages for those subgroups. Despite these variations, Charles Town Middle School has maintained a relatively strong statewide ranking, typically placing in the top third of West Virginia middle schools.

When compared to other middle schools in the region, Charles Town Middle School generally performs on par or slightly better than nearby schools in the Berkeley County Schools district, such as Spring Mills Middle School, Mountain Ridge Middle School, and Martinsburg North Middle School and Martinsburg South Middle School. However, it lags behind the performance of Harpers Ferry Middle School, which has consistently ranked among the top 20 middle schools in West Virginia.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 193 High St
       Charles Town, WV  25414-1244


(304) 725-7821

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
50th of 169 West Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,363 Help


Students who attend Charles Town Middle School usually attend:

High:    Washington High School

Feeder schools for Charles Town Middle School:

Elementary:    Page Jackson Elementary
    South Jefferson Elementary School
    Wright Denny Intermediate School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  637

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.6%
Hispanic:
12.1%
Two or more races:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.5% Help


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Compare Details Charles Town Middle School ranks better than 70.4% of middle schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Charles Town Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Jefferson County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (71.6%), Hispanic (12.1%), two or more races (7.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Charles Town Middle School is 12.2. 2 middle schools in the Jefferson County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Charles Town Middle School is $12,363. 2 middle schools in the Jefferson County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Charles Town Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Charles Town Middle School 50th of 169 West Virginia public middle schools. (See Charles Town Middle 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 Charles Town Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 66.80 40th 171 76.6%
2010 71.18 26th 171 84.8%
2011 73.62 28th 171 83.6%
2012 75.03 22nd 172 87.2%
2013 68.24 30th 174 82.8%
2014 70.63 28th 172 83.7%
2015 71.83 33rd 173 80.9%
2016 66.55 40th 172 76.7%
2017 66.71 43rd 176 75.6%
2018 48.75 83rd 170 51.2%
2019 67.05 46th 171 73.1%
2021 60.97 53rd 171 69.0%
2022 53.88 67th 169 60.4%
2023 61.87 50th 168 70.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.07 60th 107 43.9%
2018 33.65 25th 34 26.5%
2019 45.96 12th 20 40.0%
2021 43.04 11th 20 45.0%
2022 50.43 13th 27 51.9%
2023 45.57 13th 28 53.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 34.12 49th 67 26.9%
2018 19.57 9th 10 10.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 64.06 20th 174 88.5%
2018 67.88 16th 142 88.7%
2019 68.34 26th 130 80.0%
2023 69.28 14th 132 89.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.80 142nd 176 19.3%
2018 30.51 129th 165 21.8%
2021 47.64 75th 164 54.3%
2022 46.98 83rd 162 48.8%
2023 36.44 112th 162 30.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.63 4th 10 60.0%
2021 67.64 2nd 13 84.6%
2022 67.31 4th 15 73.3%
2023 69.85 5th 24 79.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 63.04 48th 174 72.4%
2018 44.67 98th 166 41.0%
2019 57.67 62nd 162 61.7%
2021 66.95 36th 162 77.8%
2022 55.94 65th 164 60.4%
2023 55.20 63rd 158 60.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 53.31 43rd 129 66.7%
2022 68.13 18th 131 86.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 67.20 41st 176 76.7%
2018 53.79 67th 164 59.1%
2019 73.38 26th 161 83.9%
2021 56.10 60th 164 63.4%
2022 52.38 70th 161 56.5%
2023 66.22 39th 158 75.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 39.55 47th 56 16.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.93 65th 124 47.6%
2018 37.13 26th 36 27.8%
2022 62.59 7th 26 73.1%
2023 54.81 14th 28 50.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 49.75 39th 97 59.8%
2018 49.56 5th 12 58.3%
2019 66.57 5th 11 54.5%
2021 37.33 9th 10 10.0%
2022 41.36 7th 12 41.7%
2023 36.42 7th 10 30.0%
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Rank History for White students at Charles Town Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 71.57 34th 176 80.7%
2018 53.38 68th 167 59.3%
2019 71.64 31st 168 81.5%
2021 70.84 32nd 170 81.2%
2022 62.32 50th 168 70.2%
2023 72.65 32nd 168 81.0%
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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 Charles Town 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 694 694
1990 596 91 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 691
1991 623 80 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 710
1992 649 81 1 8 1 n/a n/a 0 740
1993 638 89 1 8 2 n/a n/a 0 738
1994 620 99 1 8 1 n/a n/a 0 729
1995 730 96 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 837
1996 730 96 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 837
1997 724 85 6 1 2 n/a n/a 0 818
1998 684 83 8 4 4 n/a n/a 0 783
1999 688 68 8 5 4 n/a n/a 0 773
2000 685 75 9 19 0 n/a n/a 0 788
2001 698 87 8 20 1 n/a n/a 0 814
2002 683 130 6 28 0 n/a n/a 0 847
2003 683 130 6 28 0 n/a n/a 0 847
2004 660 131 9 48 3 n/a n/a 0 851
2005 688 125 9 61 2 n/a n/a 0 885
2006 675 127 10 63 0 n/a n/a 0 875
2007 691 128 6 70 1 n/a n/a 0 896
2008 699 147 11 74 0 n/a n/a 0 931
2009 471 77 5 44 2 n/a n/a 0 599
2010 507 67 6 54 1 0 1 0 636
2011 489 46 8 47 1 0 1 0 592
2012 550 59 10 45 0 0 11 0 675
2013 536 68 12 49 0 0 13 0 678
2014 556 55 9 49 1 0 20 0 690
2015 541 57 13 51 0 0 24 0 686
2016 550 55 12 49 0 1 29 0 696
2017 520 40 14 55 0 0 39 0 668
2018 518 32 10 71 0 1 37 0 669
2019 474 27 13 68 0 0 56 0 638
2020 467 44 13 79 0 0 51 0 654
2021 488 44 8 73 0 0 53 0 666
2022 503 57 9 83 2 0 53 0 707
2023 456 45 10 77 3 0 46 0 637

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 Charles Town Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 694 46.0 15.0 n/a
1990 691 45.5 15.1 16.6
1991 710 45.6 15.5 18.9
1992 740 46.0 16.0 24.3
1993 738 47.0 15.7 23.7
1994 729 49.5 14.7 24.1
1995 837 50.5 16.6 24.6
1996 837 50.5 16.6 24.6
1997 818 48.5 16.9 22.1
1998 783 48.5 16.1 22
1999 773 48.6 15.9 32.2
2000 788 53.2 14.8 32.7
2001 814 58.3 14.0 33.7
2002 847 56.6 15.0 33.1
2003 847 56.6 15.0 33.1
2004 851 59.6 14.3 38.7
2005 885 58.8 15.1 37.4
2006 875 59.5 14.7 31.8
2007 896 67.0 13.4 28.9
2008 931 66.0 14.1 29.3
2009 599 47.0 12.7 27.5
2010 636 48.5 13.1 32.2
2011 592 43.6 13.5 24.8
2012 675 50.5 13.3 35.9
2013 678 49.0 13.8 37.2
2014 690 46.0 15.0 36.7
2015 686 46.0 14.9 33.2
2016 696 50.0 13.9 36.5
2017 668 49.0 13.6 29
2018 669 47.5 14.0 37.7
2019 638 47.5 13.4 40.6
2020 654 47.0 13.9 39.8
2021 666 44.5 14.9 36.5
2022 707 47.0 15.0 n/a
2023 637 52.0 12.2 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 Charles Town Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 694 46.0 15.0 n/a
1990 691 45.5 15.1 16.6
1991 710 45.6 15.5 18.9
1992 740 46.0 16.0 24.3
1993 738 47.0 15.7 23.7
1994 729 49.5 14.7 24.1
1995 837 50.5 16.6 24.6
1996 837 50.5 16.6 24.6
1997 818 48.5 16.9 22.1
1998 783 48.5 16.1 22
1999 773 48.6 15.9 32.2
2000 788 53.2 14.8 32.7
2001 814 58.3 14.0 33.7
2002 847 56.6 15.0 33.1
2003 847 56.6 15.0 33.1
2004 851 59.6 14.3 38.7
2005 885 58.8 15.1 37.4
2006 875 59.5 14.7 31.8
2007 896 67.0 13.4 28.9
2008 931 66.0 14.1 29.3
2009 599 47.0 12.7 27.5
2010 636 48.5 13.1 32.2
2011 592 43.6 13.5 24.8
2012 675 50.5 13.3 35.9
2013 678 49.0 13.8 37.2
2014 690 46.0 15.0 36.7
2015 686 46.0 14.9 33.2
2016 696 50.0 13.9 36.5
2017 668 49.0 13.6 29
2018 669 47.5 14.0 37.7
2019 638 47.5 13.4 40.6
2020 654 47.0 13.9 39.8
2021 666 44.5 14.9 36.5
2022 707 47.0 15.0 n/a
2023 637 52.0 12.2 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 Charles Town Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $874 (7.1%) $11,489 (92.9%) $12,363

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Charles Town Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 46th of 171 Middle schoolsRanks 50th of 168 Middle schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Charles Town Middle School)38.132.7
 5.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)42.836
 6.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)34.430.2
 4.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Charles Town Middle School)58.352.1
 6.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)55.652.3
 3.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)45.345.4
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Charles Town Middle School)35.731.5
 4.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)39.534.6
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.830.7
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Charles Town Middle School)44.744.2
 0.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)4946
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)42.638.8
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Charles Town Middle School)4222.4
 19.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)44.431
 13.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.628.2
 8.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Charles Town Middle School)48.548.5
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)52.949.3
 3.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)43.942.7
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Charles Town Middle School)4032.3
 7.7%
   8th Grade Science (Jefferson County Schools)45.833.8
 12%
   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 Students638637
 0.2%
African American2745
 66.7%
American Indian03
Asian1310
 23.1%
Hispanic6877
 13.2%
Pacific Islander00
White474456
 3.8%
Two or More Races5646
 17.9%


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Charles Town Middle School ranks 50th of 169 West Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Charles Town Middle School usually go on to attend Washington High School

Students at Charles Town Middle School are 72% White, 12% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 7% African American, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 637 students attended Charles Town 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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