Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Summary:

Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 189 students in grades PK-5 in the small town of Matoaka, West Virginia, which is part of the Mercer County Schools district.

The school stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly in mathematics, where its proficiency rates exceed the district and state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 63.2% of 3rd graders at Lashmeet/Matoaka were proficient in math, compared to 46.4% for the district and 51.6% for the state. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 10.7 to 12.0 in recent years, which may contribute to its academic success. Additionally, Lashmeet/Matoaka spends more per student, at $13,550 in 2018-2019, than most nearby schools, which ranged from $9,531 to $14,107 per student.

However, the school's performance has been inconsistent, with its statewide ranking fluctuating from 107 out of 399 schools in 2016-2017 to 279 out of 375 schools in 2021-2022. The school's demographics also differ from nearby schools, with a significantly higher percentage of White students (over 96%) compared to more diverse student populations at schools like Glenwood School (K-8) and Melrose Elementary School, which both have higher proficiency rates and statewide rankings than Lashmeet/Matoaka.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 5709 Matoaka Rd
       Matoaka, WV  24736-9313


(304) 467-8282

District: Mercer County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
222nd of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,550 Help


Students who attend Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Pikeview Middle School
High:    Pikeview High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  189

Racial breakdown:

White:
96.3%
African American:
1.6%
Hispanic:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School ranks worse than 60.3% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 8th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (96.3%), African American (1.6%), Hispanic (1.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School is 11.8, which is the 5th best among 14 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School is $13,550, which is the 3rd highest among 14 elementary schools in the Mercer County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School 222nd of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Mercer County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Mercer County Schools 34th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 54.60 184th 420 56.2%
2010 32.53 331st 427 22.5%
2011 39.37 279th 426 34.5%
2012 23.23 386th 426 9.4%
2013 39.01 287th 428 32.9%
2014 45.65 233rd 422 44.8%
2015 57.67 145th 408 64.5%
2016 62.53 124th 402 69.2%
2017 66.24 107th 399 73.2%
2018 47.93 205th 392 47.7%
2019 47.78 193rd 383 49.6%
2021 53.00 156th 380 58.9%
2022 31.37 279th 375 25.6%
2023 41.31 222nd 368 39.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.18 322nd 377 14.6%
2018 33.92 185th 258 28.3%
2019 53.66 64th 185 65.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 70.69 77th 382 79.8%
2018 56.12 145th 368 60.6%
2021 47.35 169th 335 49.6%
2022 25.24 306th 347 11.8%
2023 43.74 193rd 333 42.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 58.69 139th 381 63.5%
2018 52.62 161st 366 56.0%
2019 32.04 253rd 339 25.4%
2021 43.56 175th 322 45.7%
2022 33.55 233rd 325 28.3%
2023 47.02 167th 317 47.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 69.44 80th 382 79.1%
2018 43.53 208th 364 42.9%
2019 59.18 120th 338 64.5%
2021 70.61 65th 333 80.5%
2023 31.55 253rd 322 21.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 93.15 8th 156 94.9%
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Rank History for White students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 61.83 126th 382 67.0%
2018 44.12 213th 374 43.0%
2019 43.76 207th 373 44.5%
2021 52.57 158th 376 58.0%
2022 29.66 287th 373 23.1%
2023 40.45 226th 366 38.3%
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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 Lashmeet/Matoaka 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 231 231
1990 224 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 224
1991 207 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 207
1992 215 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 215
1993 231 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 231
1994 215 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 215
1995 451 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1996 451 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1997 467 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1998 442 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 444
1999 429 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2000 424 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 428
2001 456 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2002 434 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2003 434 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2004 420 3 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2005 421 4 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2006 433 4 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2007 424 5 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 431
2008 390 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2009 412 4 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 423
2010 414 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 418
2011 423 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 426
2012 294 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 298
2013 276 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 283
2014 260 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 267
2015 252 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 257
2016 251 3 0 3 1 0 4 0 262
2017 262 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 266
2018 219 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 224
2019 214 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 219
2020 191 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 194
2021 189 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 192
2022 178 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 183
2023 182 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 189

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 Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 231 13.0 17.7 n/a
1990 224 13.0 17.2 41.5
1991 207 14.0 14.7 43.5
1992 215 14.0 15.3 50.2
1993 231 14.0 16.5 50.2
1994 215 14.0 15.4 57.7
1995 451 32.0 14.1 69.8
1996 451 32.0 14.1 69.8
1997 468 33.0 14.2 69.9
1998 444 35.0 12.7 71.4
1999 433 32.0 13.5 82.4
2000 428 35.0 12.2 82.5
2001 459 33.0 13.9 77.8
2002 439 30.5 14.4 74.9
2003 439 30.5 14.4 74.9
2004 426 31.0 13.7 71.6
2005 427 32.0 13.3 74.7
2006 439 32.0 13.7 73.3
2007 431 33.0 13.1 72.6
2008 396 32.5 12.2 72.2
2009 423 32.5 13.0 69.5
2010 418 28.0 14.9 69.1
2011 426 30.2 14.1 74.9
2012 298 20.5 14.5 79.9
2013 283 20.0 14.1 76.3
2014 267 23.0 11.6 n/a
2015 257 20.0 12.8 57.2
2016 262 22.0 11.9 63.4
2017 266 21.0 12.6 58.3
2018 224 23.0 9.7 79.9
2019 219 19.0 11.5 66.2
2020 194 17.0 11.4 74.7
2021 192 16.0 12.0 65.1
2022 183 17.0 10.7 n/a
2023 189 16.0 11.8 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 Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 231 13.0 17.7 n/a
1990 224 13.0 17.2 41.5
1991 207 14.0 14.7 43.5
1992 215 14.0 15.3 50.2
1993 231 14.0 16.5 50.2
1994 215 14.0 15.4 57.7
1995 451 32.0 14.1 69.8
1996 451 32.0 14.1 69.8
1997 468 33.0 14.2 69.9
1998 444 35.0 12.7 71.4
1999 433 32.0 13.5 82.4
2000 428 35.0 12.2 82.5
2001 459 33.0 13.9 77.8
2002 439 30.5 14.4 74.9
2003 439 30.5 14.4 74.9
2004 426 31.0 13.7 71.6
2005 427 32.0 13.3 74.7
2006 439 32.0 13.7 73.3
2007 431 33.0 13.1 72.6
2008 396 32.5 12.2 72.2
2009 423 32.5 13.0 69.5
2010 418 28.0 14.9 69.1
2011 426 30.2 14.1 74.9
2012 298 20.5 14.5 79.9
2013 283 20.0 14.1 76.3
2014 267 23.0 11.6 n/a
2015 257 20.0 12.8 57.2
2016 262 22.0 11.9 63.4
2017 266 21.0 12.6 58.3
2018 224 23.0 9.7 79.9
2019 219 19.0 11.5 66.2
2020 194 17.0 11.4 74.7
2021 192 16.0 12.0 65.1
2022 183 17.0 10.7 n/a
2023 189 16.0 11.8 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 Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,937 (21.7%) $10,613 (78.3%) $13,550

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 193rd of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 222nd of 368 Elementary schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School)48.463.2
 14.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mercer County Schools)4846.4
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.951.6
 0.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School)45.231.6
 13.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mercer County Schools)40.435.6
 4.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4439.9
 4.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School)53.625
 28.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mercer County Schools)44.443.3
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.345.7
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School)42.937.5
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Mercer County Schools)47.943.8
 4.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.844.2
 4.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School)35.941.4
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mercer County Schools)36.434.5
 1.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School)4141.4
 0.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mercer County Schools)45.441.3
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.244.3
 2.9%
5th Grade Science (Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School)43.627.6
 16%
   5th Grade Science (Mercer County Schools)30.727.9
 2.8%
   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 Students219189
 13.7%
African American13
 200%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic23
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White214182
 15%
Two or More Races21
 50%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School

Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School ranks 222nd of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School are 96% White, 2% African American, 2% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 189 students attended Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School.

Students who attend Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pikeview Middle School
High : Pikeview 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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