Driswood Elementary School

Summary:

Driswood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, serving 379 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. As part of the Jefferson County Schools district, which is ranked 13th out of 55 districts in the state, Driswood consistently outperforms state and district averages in academic assessments.

Driswood's academic excellence is evident across grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's 3rd-grade mathematics proficiency rate was 67.9%, significantly higher than the 49.9% for the Jefferson County district and 51.6% for the state. Similarly, Driswood's 5th-grade English language arts proficiency rate was 55.8%, compared to 45.1% for the district and 44.3% for the state. The school also stands out in science assessments, with a 5th-grade proficiency rate of 34.6%, surpassing the district's 37.5% and the state's 30.8%. Driswood's diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic and multi-racial students compared to nearby schools, further contributes to its unique character.

While Driswood's academic performance is generally stronger than that of nearby schools, such as South Jefferson Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary, and Ranson Elementary, some schools within the Jefferson County Schools district, like Shepherdstown Elementary and C.W. Shipley Elementary, demonstrate comparable or even higher performance in certain areas.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 75 Caspian Way
       Shenandoah Junction, WV  25442-4804


(304) 885-5020

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
102nd of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,233 Help


Students who attend Driswood Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wildwood Middle School
High:    Jefferson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  379

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.7%
Hispanic:
12.4%
Two or more races:
11.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Driswood Elementary School ranks better than 72.3% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 4th 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 66.41. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.7%), Hispanic (12.4%), two or more races (11.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Driswood Elementary School is 13.5, which is the 3rd 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 Driswood Elementary School is $12,233, which is the 5th highest among 9 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Driswood Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Driswood Elementary School 102nd of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Driswood 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 Driswood Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 79.60 40th 426 90.6%
2012 84.86 31st 426 92.7%
2013 91.22 16th 428 96.3%
2014 81.83 42nd 422 90.0%
2015 88.75 18th 408 95.6%
2016 83.55 34th 402 91.5%
2017 71.84 84th 399 78.9%
2018 65.13 121st 392 69.1%
2019 60.11 132nd 383 65.5%
2021 64.44 99th 380 73.9%
2022 64.74 104th 375 72.3%
2023 66.41 102nd 368 72.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.38 60th 218 72.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 42.31 52nd 98 46.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 64.73 58th 377 84.6%
2018 66.50 47th 258 81.8%
2019 50.88 70th 185 62.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 40.46 240th 382 37.2%
2018 59.04 123rd 368 66.6%
2021 31.16 268th 335 20.0%
2022 45.91 181st 347 47.8%
2023 60.79 94th 333 71.8%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.47 8th 16 50.0%
2023 45.53 13th 21 38.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 55.74 155th 381 59.3%
2018 62.88 118th 366 67.8%
2019 65.22 92nd 339 72.9%
2021 67.84 78th 322 75.8%
2022 51.86 139th 325 57.2%
2023 65.79 81st 317 74.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 78.93 9th 146 93.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 79.06 44th 382 88.5%
2018 64.99 109th 364 70.1%
2019 55.07 138th 338 59.2%
2021 60.22 102nd 333 69.4%
2022 71.05 62nd 330 81.2%
2023 62.75 95th 322 70.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 60.26 46th 187 75.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.06 76th 156 51.3%
2018 53.35 6th 12 50.0%
2022 46.78 6th 12 50.0%
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Rank History for White students at Driswood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 74.34 67th 382 82.5%
2018 67.71 104th 374 72.2%
2019 66.49 99th 373 73.5%
2021 68.80 79th 376 79.0%
2022 73.11 66th 373 82.3%
2023 80.99 49th 366 86.6%
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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.

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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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by a student
Friday, February 24, 2017

Open Quote As a former student of this school, I am continuing off my previous review on Driswood. If you are considering enrolling your child here, it is wise of you not to do so, unless you like security systems involving dolls. This sounds odd, right? Well, when I was in the fourth grade, raggedy Ann dolls were placed throughout the building, so wherever a student was walking through the Driswood halls, Raggedy Ann was always watching. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Open Quote I wish I had more positive thoughts about this school, it is an elementary school after all, and what is more exciting then young children coming together to learn and grow. But unfortunately, my families time at this school, was not enjoyable. Most of the teachers try their best, but the leadership negatively impacts almost every aspect. Teachers aren't provided with needed supplies or an inviting place to create and nurture our children. As a parent, you are not welcome, not even at the PTO! There is no community, for members of this school, to be a part of and it's truly sad. Many people have left and even more are thinking about ways out. I encourage you to ask around in the community and to neighbors, to got honest opinions of this school. I guarantee your most common response will be "they have great teachers" because no one truly wants to be unhappy about where they have to send their child to school, but a lot of them are and it becomes hard to come up with something nice to say. I would also like to point out that most of the negative and truthful reviews have been removed, if you have a child at this school, then this should not come as a surprise. Very glad to be gone! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 21, 2014

Open Quote Driswood has wonderful teachers and staff. The administration doesn't supply the teachers with the things they need for their classes to be run to full potential. Teachers need support for their ideas as well as supplies. Administration also discourages parental involvement. Parent involvement is not something that is encouraged by the leadership of the school. The children and staff fear the administration. I would not recommend this school to other parents. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, June 17, 2013

Open Quote I was a Deaf parent of a 5th grader. Since we moved to the area, I have not been impressed with this school, and the principal! I attempted to go in and eat lunch with my child, and was told that I was not allowed to do so. The principal set limits regarding how many parents could eat lunch, and how much notice was required.

Secondly, as a Deaf parent, I need a Sign Language interpreter in order to communicate. The previous schools that my son attended were always great about requesting an interpreter for me during special events. This principal completely ignored my needs, and refused to provide an interpreter most of the time. During my son's 5th grade graduation ceremony, I had requested an interpreter, but the principal decided not to get one for me. My husband had to stand up in front of the audience, during the ceremony and interpret for me. While I appreciate my husband for doing that for me, he should not HAVE to do that! He should be able to sit in the audience and enjoy the ceremony just like everyone else. The principal never once, during the graduation, come up to me and apologize, or thank my husband.

As a Deaf person, I have to use special technology for everyday activities. I use a videophone in order to communicate. If I want to call a Hearing person, I have to call them on my videophone, and through a Sign Language interpreter. On several occasions, while I was trying to call the school (through the interpreter service), the interpreter informed me that the people on the other end of the line were very rude, and seemed "annoyed" that I was calling. Absolutely NO patience for people with disabilities!!

This school is poorly run, and I am happy that my son is finally out of there! NOT a very good school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Driswood Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 429 32 8 24 1 0 10 0 504
2012 411 25 6 38 1 0 15 0 496
2013 432 23 8 43 0 0 12 0 518
2014 431 15 3 47 0 0 21 0 517
2015 407 18 2 50 0 0 23 0 500
2016 385 22 2 56 0 0 26 0 491
2017 392 21 3 42 0 0 28 0 486
2018 379 17 2 53 0 0 27 0 478
2019 368 20 4 52 0 0 25 0 469
2020 343 17 4 59 0 0 30 0 453
2021 299 22 4 47 0 0 29 0 401
2022 293 13 4 48 0 0 38 0 396
2023 268 17 3 47 0 0 44 0 379

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 Driswood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 504 27.1 18.5 20.2
2012 496 31.9 15.5 24
2013 518 28.9 17.8 23.7
2014 517 32.0 16.1 27.7
2015 500 30.0 16.6 27.8
2016 491 29.0 16.9 31.2
2017 486 29.5 16.4 32.7
2018 478 29.5 16.2 38.7
2019 469 30.0 15.6 44.8
2020 453 27.0 16.7 46.4
2021 401 28.0 14.3 40.6
2022 396 28.0 14.1 n/a
2023 379 28.0 13.5 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 Driswood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 504 27.1 18.5 20.2
2012 496 31.9 15.5 24
2013 518 28.9 17.8 23.7
2014 517 32.0 16.1 27.7
2015 500 30.0 16.6 27.8
2016 491 29.0 16.9 31.2
2017 486 29.5 16.4 32.7
2018 478 29.5 16.2 38.7
2019 469 30.0 15.6 44.8
2020 453 27.0 16.7 46.4
2021 401 28.0 14.3 40.6
2022 396 28.0 14.1 n/a
2023 379 28.0 13.5 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 Driswood Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $550 (4.5%) $11,683 (95.5%) $12,233

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Driswood Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 132nd of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 102nd of 368 Elementary schools
 6.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Driswood Elementary School)45.167.9
 22.8%
   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 (Driswood Elementary School)43.739.6
 4.1%
   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 (Driswood Elementary School)44.857.7
 12.9%
   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 (Driswood Elementary School)56.751.9
 4.8%
   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 (Driswood Elementary School)46.738.5
 8.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)41.838.8
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Driswood Elementary School)58.755.8
 2.9%
   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 (Driswood Elementary School)50.734.6
 16.1%
   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 Students469379
 19.2%
African American2017
 15%
American Indian00
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic5247
 9.6%
Pacific Islander00
White368268
 27.2%
Two or More Races2544
 76%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Driswood Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 379 students attended Driswood Elementary School.

Driswood Elementary School ranks 102nd of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Driswood Elementary School are 71% White, 12% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 4% African American.

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

Middle : Wildwood Middle School
High : Jefferson High School


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