Driswood Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 75 Caspian Way
       Shenandoah Junction, WV  25442-4804


(304) 885-5020

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 380 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,233 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  453

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.7%
Hispanic:
13.0%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.7%

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Compare Details Driswood Elementary School ranks better than 73.9% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 3rd among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.44. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.7%), Hispanic (13%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Driswood Elementary School is 16.7. 5 elementary 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 Driswood Elementary School is $12,233, which is the 5th highest among 9 elementary schools in the Jefferson County Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Driswood Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Driswood Elementary School 99th of 380 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Driswood Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Jefferson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Schools 11th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Driswood Elementary School

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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%

Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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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

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 n/a
2019 469 30.0 15.6 n/a
2020 453 27.0 16.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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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 n/a
2019 469 30.0 15.6 n/a
2020 453 27.0 16.7 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.
Finances

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




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