Shepherdstown Middle School

Summary:

Shepherdstown Middle School is a public middle school in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, serving 331 students in grades 6-8 as part of the Jefferson County Schools district, which is ranked 13 out of 55 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Shepherdstown Middle School consistently outperforms state and district averages in standardized test scores, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts reaching as high as 63.8% for 8th grade compared to the state average of 42.7%. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing 22nd out of 168 middle schools in West Virginia and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Shepherdstown Middle School has also demonstrated exceptional performance across various student subgroups, with its female students ranking 16th and its special education students ranking 10th out of all middle schools in the state.

While Charles Town Middle School and Harpers Ferry Middle School, two nearby schools in the Jefferson County district, lag behind Shepherdstown Middle School in academic achievement and statewide rankings, Shepherdstown Middle School has a relatively diverse student population and has shown the ability to support students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking 2nd out of 24 middle schools in the state for its performance with homeless students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 54 Minden St
       Shepherdstown, WV  25443-4771


(304) 876-6120

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 169 West Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,344 Help


Students who attend Shepherdstown Middle School usually attend:

High:    Jefferson High School

Feeder schools for Shepherdstown Middle School:

Elementary:    North Jefferson Elementary
    Shepherdstown Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.1 Help
Number of students:  331

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.3%
Hispanic:
7.3%
Two or more races:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.3% Help


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Compare Details Shepherdstown Middle School ranks better than 87% of middle schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 2nd 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 76.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Shepherdstown Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Jefferson County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (81.3%), Hispanic (7.3%), two or more races (5.7%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shepherdstown Middle School is 11.1, which is the lowest among 4 middle 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 Middle School is $13,344, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Jefferson County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shepherdstown Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shepherdstown Middle School 22nd of 169 West Virginia public middle schools. (See Shepherdstown Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle 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 Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 88.81 8th 171 95.3%
2010 86.64 10th 171 94.2%
2011 82.90 12th 171 93.0%
2012 70.54 28th 172 83.7%
2013 79.49 16th 174 90.8%
2014 69.94 31st 172 82.0%
2015 69.23 36th 173 79.2%
2016 67.99 37th 172 78.5%
2017 62.76 52nd 176 70.5%
2018 63.87 46th 170 72.9%
2019 73.86 25th 171 85.4%
2021 68.89 36th 171 78.9%
2022 59.26 56th 169 66.9%
2023 76.76 22nd 168 86.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 53.17 44th 107 58.9%
2018 73.99 5th 34 85.3%
2022 13.54 25th 27 7.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 26.23 54th 67 19.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 51.40 63rd 174 63.8%
2018 58.28 29th 142 79.6%
2019 74.28 21st 130 83.8%
2023 71.37 10th 132 92.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 23.07 163rd 176 7.4%
2018 46.48 86th 165 47.9%
2021 60.08 43rd 164 73.8%
2022 41.19 101st 162 37.7%
2023 63.94 38th 162 76.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.73 1st 10 90.0%
2022 64.80 5th 15 66.7%
2023 79.37 2nd 24 91.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 55.00 76th 174 56.3%
2018 64.07 48th 166 71.1%
2019 70.57 36th 162 77.8%
2021 69.63 33rd 162 79.6%
2022 62.56 45th 164 72.6%
2023 79.73 16th 158 89.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 67.31 19th 131 85.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 65.52 46th 176 73.9%
2018 62.95 49th 164 70.1%
2019 74.32 22nd 161 86.3%
2021 66.90 39th 164 76.2%
2022 54.15 69th 161 57.1%
2023 69.98 36th 158 77.2%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Middle Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.37 43rd 56 23.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.30 31st 124 75.0%
2018 61.84 8th 36 77.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 22.11 86th 97 11.3%
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Rank History for Native American students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 23.07 17th 23 26.1%
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Rank History for White students at Shepherdstown Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 65.70 44th 176 75.0%
2018 66.09 42nd 167 74.9%
2019 75.20 24th 168 85.7%
2021 73.09 28th 170 83.5%
2022 65.23 44th 168 73.8%
2023 81.56 18th 168 89.3%
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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 Shepherdstown 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 358 358
1990 317 49 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1991 338 45 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1992 371 45 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1993 369 49 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1994 385 53 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1995 394 38 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1996 394 38 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1997 389 32 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 430
1998 353 35 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1999 354 31 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 394
2000 337 34 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 378
2001 350 37 2 12 2 n/a n/a 0 403
2002 411 28 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2003 411 28 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2004 400 26 6 11 2 n/a n/a 0 445
2005 415 36 5 11 3 n/a n/a 0 470
2006 348 46 5 9 5 n/a n/a 0 413
2007 340 45 8 11 5 n/a n/a 0 409
2008 340 37 6 9 3 n/a n/a 0 395
2009 284 29 5 11 1 n/a n/a 0 330
2010 272 25 4 7 0 0 0 0 308
2011 271 31 4 2 0 0 0 0 308
2012 294 33 7 5 0 0 0 0 339
2013 316 41 7 9 0 0 1 0 374
2014 345 43 6 10 1 0 6 0 411
2015 297 31 3 9 2 0 9 0 351
2016 277 23 5 11 1 0 14 0 331
2017 280 23 5 12 1 1 21 0 343
2018 289 25 4 15 0 1 27 0 361
2019 302 31 3 15 0 1 22 0 374
2020 260 21 4 18 0 1 27 0 331
2021 270 20 3 18 0 1 21 0 333
2022 262 18 3 26 0 1 22 0 332
2023 269 16 2 24 1 0 19 0 331

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 358 24.5 14.6 n/a
1990 374 25.0 14.9 15.8
1991 390 25.6 15.2 16.2
1992 420 25.8 16.2 21.2
1993 427 28.0 15.3 20.6
1994 446 27.0 16.5 24.9
1995 438 27.0 16.2 22.4
1996 438 27.0 16.2 22.4
1997 430 28.1 15.3 23.3
1998 398 27.7 14.4 20.6
1999 394 27.8 14.2 31.2
2000 378 29.2 12.9 34.9
2001 403 30.8 13.1 26.8
2002 451 31.1 14.5 30.8
2003 451 31.1 14.5 30.8
2004 445 33.0 13.5 31
2005 470 34.8 13.5 29.4
2006 413 37.5 11.0 24.7
2007 409 37.5 10.9 26.7
2008 395 37.0 10.7 23.8
2009 330 28.8 11.5 28.5
2010 308 29.8 10.3 32.1
2011 308 27.3 11.2 31.8
2012 339 30.0 11.3 37.8
2013 374 29.0 12.8 36.6
2014 411 29.3 14.0 40.6
2015 351 32.0 10.9 31.1
2016 331 30.0 11.0 41.1
2017 343 27.5 12.4 31.8
2018 361 28.5 12.6 39.3
2019 374 28.5 13.1 36.6
2020 331 28.5 11.6 41.4
2021 333 28.5 11.6 33.3
2022 332 29.5 11.2 n/a
2023 331 29.7 11.1 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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 358 24.5 14.6 n/a
1990 374 25.0 14.9 15.8
1991 390 25.6 15.2 16.2
1992 420 25.8 16.2 21.2
1993 427 28.0 15.3 20.6
1994 446 27.0 16.5 24.9
1995 438 27.0 16.2 22.4
1996 438 27.0 16.2 22.4
1997 430 28.1 15.3 23.3
1998 398 27.7 14.4 20.6
1999 394 27.8 14.2 31.2
2000 378 29.2 12.9 34.9
2001 403 30.8 13.1 26.8
2002 451 31.1 14.5 30.8
2003 451 31.1 14.5 30.8
2004 445 33.0 13.5 31
2005 470 34.8 13.5 29.4
2006 413 37.5 11.0 24.7
2007 409 37.5 10.9 26.7
2008 395 37.0 10.7 23.8
2009 330 28.8 11.5 28.5
2010 308 29.8 10.3 32.1
2011 308 27.3 11.2 31.8
2012 339 30.0 11.3 37.8
2013 374 29.0 12.8 36.6
2014 411 29.3 14.0 40.6
2015 351 32.0 10.9 31.1
2016 331 30.0 11.0 41.1
2017 343 27.5 12.4 31.8
2018 361 28.5 12.6 39.3
2019 374 28.5 13.1 36.6
2020 331 28.5 11.6 41.4
2021 333 28.5 11.6 33.3
2022 332 29.5 11.2 n/a
2023 331 29.7 11.1 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 Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $496 (3.7%) $12,848 (96.3%) $13,344

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Shepherdstown Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 25th of 171 Middle schoolsRanks 22nd of 168 Middle schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Shepherdstown Middle School)38.533.3
 5.2%
   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 (Shepherdstown Middle School)57.357.7
 0.4%
   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 (Shepherdstown Middle School)39.135.1
 4%
   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 (Shepherdstown Middle School)47.649.1
 1.5%
   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 (Shepherdstown Middle School)47.736.2
 11.5%
   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 (Shepherdstown Middle School)49.263.8
 14.6%
   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 (Shepherdstown Middle School)47.733
 14.7%
   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 Students374331
 11.5%
African American3116
 48.4%
American Indian01
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic1524
 60%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White302269
 10.9%
Two or More Races2219
 13.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Shepherdstown Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 331 students attended Shepherdstown Middle School.

Shepherdstown Middle School ranks 22nd of 169 West Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Shepherdstown Middle School usually go on to attend Jefferson High School

Students at Shepherdstown Middle School are 81% White, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 5% African American.


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