Shepherdstown Elementary School

Summary:

Shepherdstown Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, part of the Jefferson County Schools district. With 358 students and a student-teacher ratio of 13.6, the school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, ranking among the top elementary schools in West Virginia.

Shepherdstown Elementary's academic performance is particularly impressive, with significantly higher proficiency rates than the district and state in mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science. The school has consistently ranked between 25th and 101st out of hundreds of elementary schools in the state over the past decade, and it excels in the performance of various student subgroups, including gender and race. While the school has a relatively homogeneous student population compared to some nearby schools like Ranson Elementary and T.A. Lowery Elementary, it maintains a strong focus on equity and ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed.

The consistent high performance of Shepherdstown Elementary, along with its strong subgroup equity and positive comparison to nearby schools like C.W. Shipley Elementary and Driswood Elementary, make it a standout educational institution in the region. While the school's relatively homogeneous student population may present some challenges, its overall excellence and commitment to supporting all students make it an attractive option for families in the Shepherdstown area.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 662 South Church Street
       Shepherdstown, WV  25443-4717


(304) 876-6270

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
72nd of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,896 Help


Students who attend Shepherdstown Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Shepherdstown Middle School
High:    Jefferson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  358

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.4%
Two or more races:
6.1%
African American:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Shepherdstown Elementary School ranks better than 80.4% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 2nd 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 73.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (84.4%), two or more races (6.1%), African American (5.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shepherdstown Elementary School is 13.6, which is the 4th best among 9 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shepherdstown Elementary School is $10,896. 8 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shepherdstown Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shepherdstown Elementary School 72nd of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Shepherdstown Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Shepherdstown Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 81.13 40th 420 90.5%
2010 87.21 24th 427 94.4%
2011 76.38 48th 426 88.7%
2012 89.38 17th 426 96.0%
2013 82.02 38th 428 91.1%
2014 85.76 25th 422 94.1%
2015 64.40 101st 408 75.2%
2016 83.24 35th 402 91.3%
2017 84.32 39th 399 90.2%
2018 70.33 99th 392 74.7%
2019 70.57 83rd 383 78.3%
2021 75.81 62nd 380 83.7%
2022 83.22 37th 375 90.1%
2023 73.32 72nd 368 80.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 58.94 63rd 218 71.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.04 43rd 98 56.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 83.28 12th 377 96.8%
2018 73.82 31st 258 88.0%
2019 56.99 60th 185 67.6%
2023 54.98 71st 180 60.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 42.07 230th 382 39.8%
2018 49.69 181st 368 50.8%
2021 63.09 75th 335 77.6%
2022 78.89 32nd 347 90.8%
2023 73.88 52nd 333 84.4%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 86.20 1st 21 95.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 87.07 19th 381 95.0%
2018 66.79 102nd 366 72.1%
2019 66.02 88th 339 74.0%
2021 76.48 47th 322 85.4%
2022 82.39 31st 325 90.5%
2023 69.24 73rd 317 77.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.80 4th 146 97.3%
2022 68.60 26th 154 83.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 73.05 66th 382 82.7%
2018 70.38 79th 364 78.3%
2019 72.39 69th 338 79.6%
2021 70.06 67th 333 79.9%
2022 74.18 49th 330 85.2%
2023 72.85 60th 322 81.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 25.02 62nd 75 17.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 79.38 8th 187 95.7%
2018 60.02 10th 31 67.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 37.64 104th 156 33.3%
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Rank History for White students at Shepherdstown Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 87.84 22nd 382 94.2%
2018 75.04 68th 374 81.8%
2019 74.87 70th 373 81.2%
2021 77.56 55th 376 85.4%
2022 85.02 34th 373 90.9%
2023 77.73 60th 366 83.6%
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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.

Shepherdstown Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Open Quote Most of the teachers are lazy paycheck collectors. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, October 31, 2011

Open Quote It is a great school.Where kids have fun but still learn lots.I use to go there and I loved it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Shepherdstown 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 480 480
1990 424 49 7 7 1 n/a n/a 0 488
1991 436 42 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1992 459 39 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 506
1993 369 36 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1994 362 45 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 416
1995 357 42 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1996 357 42 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1997 344 40 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 388
1998 362 42 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1999 337 43 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 385
2000 329 38 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2001 328 34 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2002 257 31 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2003 257 31 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2004 273 35 5 3 3 n/a n/a 0 319
2005 282 30 2 3 2 n/a n/a 0 319
2006 309 32 4 5 1 n/a n/a 0 351
2007 309 32 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 348
2008 343 37 11 2 2 n/a n/a 0 395
2009 333 33 12 4 1 n/a n/a 0 383
2010 375 32 11 3 1 1 1 0 424
2011 431 35 11 2 1 0 2 0 482
2012 432 27 6 1 1 0 5 0 472
2013 401 19 5 2 1 0 5 0 433
2014 372 23 6 5 0 1 8 0 415
2015 371 26 5 7 0 1 9 0 419
2016 377 23 5 9 0 1 20 0 435
2017 367 21 5 17 0 1 28 0 439
2018 371 22 4 14 0 1 24 0 436
2019 352 14 3 16 0 1 28 0 414
2020 336 18 2 12 0 0 27 0 395
2021 306 21 3 10 0 0 29 0 369
2022 321 22 2 13 0 0 28 0 386
2023 302 21 3 10 0 0 22 0 358

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 Shepherdstown Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 480 25.2 19.0 n/a
1990 488 25.3 19.2 11.5
1991 489 24.0 20.3 11
1992 506 24.2 20.9 10.1
1993 408 23.0 17.7 12.7
1994 416 24.2 17.2 17.3
1995 404 24.7 16.4 15.8
1996 404 24.7 16.4 15.8
1997 388 25.2 15.4 19.3
1998 408 27.4 14.9 16.7
1999 385 27.0 14.3 23.9
2000 373 26.3 14.2 22.5
2001 368 26.8 13.7 19.6
2002 295 20.9 14.1 20
2003 295 20.9 14.1 20
2004 319 22.5 14.2 20.1
2005 319 21.5 14.8 19.4
2006 351 24.8 14.2 17.4
2007 348 23.8 14.6 17.8
2008 395 24.8 15.9 18.5
2009 383 22.7 16.9 20.6
2010 424 25.4 16.6 24.8
2011 482 25.5 18.9 24.9
2012 472 28.7 16.4 29
2013 433 25.2 17.1 26.8
2014 415 23.2 17.8 27.5
2015 419 26.0 16.1 25.3
2016 435 25.0 17.4 29.4
2017 439 27.0 16.2 30.1
2018 436 26.0 16.7 33.3
2019 414 26.0 15.9 36.2
2020 395 27.0 14.6 38
2021 369 25.0 14.7 33.6
2022 386 28.0 13.7 n/a
2023 358 26.2 13.6 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 Shepherdstown Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 480 25.2 19.0 n/a
1990 488 25.3 19.2 11.5
1991 489 24.0 20.3 11
1992 506 24.2 20.9 10.1
1993 408 23.0 17.7 12.7
1994 416 24.2 17.2 17.3
1995 404 24.7 16.4 15.8
1996 404 24.7 16.4 15.8
1997 388 25.2 15.4 19.3
1998 408 27.4 14.9 16.7
1999 385 27.0 14.3 23.9
2000 373 26.3 14.2 22.5
2001 368 26.8 13.7 19.6
2002 295 20.9 14.1 20
2003 295 20.9 14.1 20
2004 319 22.5 14.2 20.1
2005 319 21.5 14.8 19.4
2006 351 24.8 14.2 17.4
2007 348 23.8 14.6 17.8
2008 395 24.8 15.9 18.5
2009 383 22.7 16.9 20.6
2010 424 25.4 16.6 24.8
2011 482 25.5 18.9 24.9
2012 472 28.7 16.4 29
2013 433 25.2 17.1 26.8
2014 415 23.2 17.8 27.5
2015 419 26.0 16.1 25.3
2016 435 25.0 17.4 29.4
2017 439 27.0 16.2 30.1
2018 436 26.0 16.7 33.3
2019 414 26.0 15.9 36.2
2020 395 27.0 14.6 38
2021 369 25.0 14.7 33.6
2022 386 28.0 13.7 n/a
2023 358 26.2 13.6 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 Shepherdstown Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $614 (5.6%) $10,281 (94.4%) $10,896

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Shepherdstown 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 83rd of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 72nd of 368 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Shepherdstown Elementary School)59.756.8
 2.9%
   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 (Shepherdstown Elementary School)5043.2
 6.8%
   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 (Shepherdstown Elementary School)44.473.6
 29.2%
   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 (Shepherdstown Elementary School)52.463.5
 11.1%
   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 (Shepherdstown Elementary School)58.244.8
 13.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)41.838.8
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Shepherdstown Elementary School)62.746.3
 16.4%
   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 (Shepherdstown Elementary School)55.249.3
 5.9%
   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 Students414358
 13.5%
African American1421
 50%
American Indian00
Asian33
Hispanic1610
 37.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White352302
 14.2%
Two or More Races2822
 21.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherdstown Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 358 students attended Shepherdstown Elementary School.

Shepherdstown Elementary School ranks 72nd of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Shepherdstown Elementary School are 84% White, 6% Two or more races, 6% African American, 3% Hispanic.

Students who attend Shepherdstown Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Shepherdstown Middle School
High : Jefferson High 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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