C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Summary:

C. W. Shipley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that serves 346 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade, and is part of the Jefferson County Schools district.

C. W. Shipley Elementary School consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in West Virginia, with a statewide ranking between 7th and 30th place over the past decade. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 30th out of 368 West Virginia elementary schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's student proficiency rates in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science are significantly higher than the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 69.5% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 49.9% in the district and 51.6% statewide. C. W. Shipley Elementary School has also consistently high rankings for various student subgroups, including female students, male students, white students, and students with special needs.

Compared to nearby schools, C. W. Shipley Elementary School has a higher percentage of white students (81.21% in 2022-2023) and a lower percentage of minority students. The school's spending per student ($11,431 in 2018-2019) is slightly higher than the nearby schools, which range from $9,943 to $15,081 per student. C. W. Shipley Elementary School also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.7 in the 2022-2023 school year, which is lower than most of the nearby schools. While C. W. Shipley Elementary School consistently ranks among the top schools in West Virginia, some of the nearby schools, such as South Jefferson Elementary, Shepherdstown Elementary, and Driswood Elementary, also perform well, with rankings in the top 100-200 schools in the state.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 652 Shipley School Rd
       Harpers Ferry, WV  25425-3131


(304) 725-4395

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,431 Help


Students who attend C. W. Shipley Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Harpers Ferry Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  346

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.2%
Two or more races:
8.1%
Hispanic:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.5% Help


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Compare Details C. W. Shipley Elementary School ranks better than 91.8% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks first 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 86.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.2%), two or more races (8.1%), Hispanic (6.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at C. W. Shipley Elementary School is 14.7. 5 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 C. W. Shipley Elementary School is $11,431. 6 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

C. W. Shipley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks C. W. Shipley Elementary School 30th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See C. W. Shipley 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 C. W. Shipley Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 92.47 7th 420 98.3%
2010 88.36 21st 427 95.1%
2011 84.20 31st 426 92.7%
2012 87.00 26th 426 93.9%
2013 93.56 9th 428 97.9%
2014 93.63 8th 422 98.1%
2015 92.88 11th 408 97.3%
2016 95.37 7th 402 98.3%
2017 89.40 16th 399 96.0%
2018 79.34 54th 392 86.2%
2019 86.60 29th 383 92.4%
2021 95.44 8th 380 97.9%
2022 95.16 8th 375 97.9%
2023 86.76 30th 368 91.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 61.90 50th 218 77.1%
2018 56.76 7th 27 74.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 62.21 28th 98 71.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 84.28 9th 377 97.6%
2018 89.73 10th 258 96.1%
2019 77.07 28th 185 84.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 51.52 176th 382 53.9%
2018 54.61 154th 368 58.2%
2021 88.22 9th 335 97.3%
2022 80.36 29th 347 91.6%
2023 60.71 96th 333 71.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 82.01 1st 16 93.8%
2023 84.67 2nd 21 90.5%
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Rank History for Female students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 86.92 20th 381 94.8%
2018 69.99 84th 366 77.0%
2019 78.80 48th 339 85.8%
2021 90.36 14th 322 95.7%
2022 91.30 9th 325 97.2%
2023 79.91 36th 317 88.6%
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Rank History for Male students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 86.31 18th 382 95.3%
2018 85.20 20th 364 94.5%
2019 88.48 17th 338 95.0%
2021 96.46 6th 333 98.2%
2022 94.07 6th 330 98.2%
2023 88.02 17th 322 94.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 52.63 43rd 75 42.7%
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Rank History for African American students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 52.51 64th 187 65.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 48.14 73rd 156 53.2%
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Rank History for White students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 92.02 12th 382 96.9%
2018 81.55 39th 374 89.6%
2019 88.09 25th 373 93.3%
2021 96.34 6th 376 98.4%
2022 94.28 9th 373 97.6%
2023 86.44 31st 366 91.5%
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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 C. W. Shipley Elementary 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 340 340
1990 325 8 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1991 336 11 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1992 366 11 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1993 341 9 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 354
1994 342 10 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1995 313 10 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 325
1996 313 10 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 325
1997 328 11 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1998 333 9 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1999 355 14 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 372
2000 340 14 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 357
2001 363 16 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2002 359 22 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2003 359 22 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2004 356 24 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2005 374 23 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 407
2006 402 22 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 434
2007 393 32 7 14 0 n/a n/a 0 446
2008 406 25 7 16 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2009 421 26 8 17 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2010 452 27 7 17 0 0 8 0 511
2011 328 19 8 18 0 0 12 0 385
2012 331 18 7 18 1 0 16 0 391
2013 292 11 10 22 1 0 28 0 364
2014 303 5 10 29 0 0 29 0 376
2015 299 5 7 30 0 0 29 0 370
2016 307 8 5 24 0 1 37 0 382
2017 331 8 7 29 0 1 38 0 414
2018 352 10 8 38 0 1 36 0 445
2019 366 14 5 28 0 1 33 0 447
2020 348 16 7 32 2 1 37 0 443
2021 294 11 5 31 0 1 33 0 375
2022 299 6 6 22 0 0 32 0 365
2023 281 7 8 22 0 0 28 0 346

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 C. W. Shipley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 340 23.2 14.6 n/a
1990 339 22.3 15.2 29.5
1991 349 23.0 15.1 29.2
1992 382 22.8 16.7 31.9
1993 354 21.0 16.9 31.1
1994 358 23.2 15.4 27.7
1995 325 21.7 15.0 28.3
1996 325 21.7 15.0 28.3
1997 344 21.2 16.2 41.6
1998 345 22.7 15.2 27.2
1999 372 25.7 14.5 31.7
2000 357 25.3 14.1 30.5
2001 384 26.9 14.3 32.8
2002 387 24.7 15.7 26.6
2003 387 24.7 15.7 26.6
2004 386 24.3 15.9 25.6
2005 407 24.8 16.4 22.9
2006 434 26.8 16.2 21.4
2007 446 27.1 16.5 22.6
2008 454 28.1 16.2 20.5
2009 472 30.6 15.4 23.5
2010 511 31.9 16.0 26.6
2011 385 27.2 14.1 28.8
2012 391 25.2 15.4 35
2013 364 23.9 15.1 35.2
2014 376 23.0 16.2 40.7
2015 370 25.0 14.8 40.3
2016 382 26.0 14.6 34
2017 414 25.0 16.5 28.7
2018 445 25.5 17.4 33.3
2019 447 26.5 16.8 32.2
2020 443 25.5 17.3 32.5
2021 375 25.5 14.7 32.5
2022 365 26.0 14.0 n/a
2023 346 23.5 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 C. W. Shipley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 340 23.2 14.6 n/a
1990 339 22.3 15.2 29.5
1991 349 23.0 15.1 29.2
1992 382 22.8 16.7 31.9
1993 354 21.0 16.9 31.1
1994 358 23.2 15.4 27.7
1995 325 21.7 15.0 28.3
1996 325 21.7 15.0 28.3
1997 344 21.2 16.2 41.6
1998 345 22.7 15.2 27.2
1999 372 25.7 14.5 31.7
2000 357 25.3 14.1 30.5
2001 384 26.9 14.3 32.8
2002 387 24.7 15.7 26.6
2003 387 24.7 15.7 26.6
2004 386 24.3 15.9 25.6
2005 407 24.8 16.4 22.9
2006 434 26.8 16.2 21.4
2007 446 27.1 16.5 22.6
2008 454 28.1 16.2 20.5
2009 472 30.6 15.4 23.5
2010 511 31.9 16.0 26.6
2011 385 27.2 14.1 28.8
2012 391 25.2 15.4 35
2013 364 23.9 15.1 35.2
2014 376 23.0 16.2 40.7
2015 370 25.0 14.8 40.3
2016 382 26.0 14.6 34
2017 414 25.0 16.5 28.7
2018 445 25.5 17.4 33.3
2019 447 26.5 16.8 32.2
2020 443 25.5 17.3 32.5
2021 375 25.5 14.7 32.5
2022 365 26.0 14.0 n/a
2023 346 23.5 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 C. W. Shipley Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $586 (5.1%) $10,846 (94.9%) $11,431

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

Impact of COVID-19 on C. W. Shipley 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 29th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 30th of 368 Elementary schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (C. W. Shipley Elementary School)67.169.5
 2.4%
   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 (C. W. Shipley Elementary School)68.566.1
 2.4%
   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 (C. W. Shipley Elementary School)58.747.5
 11.2%
   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 (C. W. Shipley Elementary School)66.761
 5.7%
   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 (C. W. Shipley Elementary School)56.962.1
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)41.838.8
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (C. W. Shipley Elementary School)70.875.8
 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 (C. W. Shipley Elementary School)55.462.1
 6.7%
   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 Students447346
 22.6%
African American147
 50%
American Indian00
Asian58
 60%
Hispanic2822
 21.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White366281
 23.2%
Two or More Races3328
 15.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about C. W. Shipley Elementary School

Students at C. W. Shipley Elementary School are 81% White, 8% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% African American.

Students who attend C. W. Shipley Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Harpers Ferry Middle School

Yes. C. W. Shipley Elementary School ranks in the top 8.2% of West Virginia elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 346 students attended C. W. Shipley Elementary School.


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