Birch River Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 379 Birch River Road
       Birch River, WV  26610


(304) 649-2651

District: Nicholas County Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,690 Help


Students who attend Birch River Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Summersville Middle School
High:    Nicholas County High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.6 Help
Number of students:  77

Racial breakdown:

White:
98.7%
African American:
1.3%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.2% Help


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Compare Details Birch River Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.65. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Birch River Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Nicholas County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (98.7%), African American (1.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Birch River Elementary School is 9.6, which is the 2nd best among 8 elementary schools in the Nicholas County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Birch River Elementary School is $14,690, which is the 2nd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Nicholas County Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Birch River Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Nicholas County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Nicholas County Schools 35th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Birch River Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Birch River Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 51.45 209th 420 50.2%
2010 30.40 350th 427 18.0%
2011 59.47 133rd 426 68.8%
2012 30.49 350th 426 17.8%
2013 48.43 212th 428 50.5%
2014 26.82 359th 422 14.9%
2015 44.41 243rd 408 40.4%
2016 54.99 172nd 402 57.2%
2017 61.57 131st 399 67.2%
2018 60.69 144th 392 63.3%
2019 41.06 223rd 383 41.8%
2021 60.87 118th 380 68.9%
2022 39.65 230th 375 38.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Birch River Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.96 196th 377 48.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Birch River Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 66.59 95th 382 75.1%
2018 53.38 161st 368 56.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Birch River Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 81.05 31st 381 91.9%
2018 73.40 68th 366 81.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Birch River Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 37.11 263rd 382 31.2%
2018 49.19 177th 364 51.4%
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Rank History for White students at Birch River Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.97 133rd 382 65.2%
2018 59.61 142nd 374 62.0%
2019 40.90 215th 373 42.4%
2021 54.96 137th 376 63.6%
2022 38.27 237th 373 36.5%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Birch River 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 153 153
1990 138 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 138
1991 148 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
1992 159 1 3 0 2 n/a n/a 0 165
1993 169 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 169
1994 158 1 4 0 2 n/a n/a 0 165
1995 151 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 158
1996 151 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 158
1997 145 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 147
1998 165 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 166
1999 155 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 156
2000 155 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 155
2001 144 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 144
2002 121 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 121
2003 121 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 121
2004 123 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 123
2005 118 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 118
2006 113 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 114
2007 91 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 91
2008 105 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 105
2009 108 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 108
2010 99 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 101
2011 99 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 100
2012 112 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 113
2013 119 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 120
2014 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117
2015 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 113
2016 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 106
2017 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 105
2018 91 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 95
2019 96 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 101
2020 88 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
2021 84 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 86
2022 76 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
2023 76 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 77

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 Birch River Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 153 8.0 19.1 n/a
1990 138 8.0 17.2 63.8
1991 149 9.5 15.6 64.4
1992 165 10.2 16.1 75.8
1993 169 11.3 15.0 84.6
1994 165 12.5 13.2 77
1995 158 11.5 13.7 79.1
1996 158 11.5 13.7 79.1
1997 147 13.0 11.3 83.7
1998 166 13.5 12.3 83.7
1999 156 12.0 13.0 94.9
2000 155 14.0 11.1 94.8
2001 144 14.5 9.9 89.6
2002 121 13.5 9.0 81.8
2003 121 13.5 9.0 81.8
2004 123 13.5 9.1 67.5
2005 118 13.0 9.1 83.9
2006 114 13.0 8.8 68.4
2007 91 10.0 9.1 67
2008 105 9.5 11.1 72.4
2009 108 10.0 10.8 66.7
2010 101 8.0 12.6 69.3
2011 100 8.4 11.8 66
2012 113 8.0 14.1 72.6
2013 120 8.0 15.0 57.5
2014 117 8.5 13.7 n/a
2015 113 8.0 14.1 52.2
2016 106 8.0 13.2 52.8
2017 105 9.5 11.0 46.7
2018 95 9.5 10.0 72.6
2019 101 9.5 10.6 60.4
2020 90 9.5 9.4 67.8
2021 86 7.5 11.4 51.2
2022 77 7.5 10.2 n/a
2023 77 8.0 9.6 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 Birch River Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 153 8.0 19.1 n/a
1990 138 8.0 17.2 63.8
1991 149 9.5 15.6 64.4
1992 165 10.2 16.1 75.8
1993 169 11.3 15.0 84.6
1994 165 12.5 13.2 77
1995 158 11.5 13.7 79.1
1996 158 11.5 13.7 79.1
1997 147 13.0 11.3 83.7
1998 166 13.5 12.3 83.7
1999 156 12.0 13.0 94.9
2000 155 14.0 11.1 94.8
2001 144 14.5 9.9 89.6
2002 121 13.5 9.0 81.8
2003 121 13.5 9.0 81.8
2004 123 13.5 9.1 67.5
2005 118 13.0 9.1 83.9
2006 114 13.0 8.8 68.4
2007 91 10.0 9.1 67
2008 105 9.5 11.1 72.4
2009 108 10.0 10.8 66.7
2010 101 8.0 12.6 69.3
2011 100 8.4 11.8 66
2012 113 8.0 14.1 72.6
2013 120 8.0 15.0 57.5
2014 117 8.5 13.7 n/a
2015 113 8.0 14.1 52.2
2016 106 8.0 13.2 52.8
2017 105 9.5 11.0 46.7
2018 95 9.5 10.0 72.6
2019 101 9.5 10.6 60.4
2020 90 9.5 9.4 67.8
2021 86 7.5 11.4 51.2
2022 77 7.5 10.2 n/a
2023 77 8.0 9.6 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 Birch River Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,923 (19.9%) $11,767 (80.1%) $14,690

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Birch River Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 223rd of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 230th of 375 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
5th Grade Mathematics (Birch River Elementary School)39.530.8
 8.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nicholas County Schools)40.235
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4034.9
 5.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Birch River Elementary School)72.430.8
 41.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nicholas County Schools)49.136.6
 12.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.241.2
 6%
5th Grade Science (Birch River Elementary School)46.130.8
 15.3%
   5th Grade Science (Nicholas County Schools)36.222.8
 13.3%
   5th Grade Science (West Virginia)35.430.3
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10177
 23.8%
African American51
 80%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic00
Pacific Islander00
White9676
 20.8%
Two or More Races00


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Students who attend Birch River Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Summersville Middle School
High : Nicholas County High School

Students at Birch River Elementary School are 99% White, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 77 students attended Birch River Elementary School.


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