French Creek Elementary

Summary:

French Creek Elementary is a public elementary school in French Creek, West Virginia, serving 228 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Upshur County Schools district, which is ranked 51 out of 55 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

French Creek Elementary has some notable strengths, including generally outperforming the district and state in academic assessments, particularly in mathematics. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 53.6% of 3rd graders at French Creek Elementary were proficient or better in mathematics, compared to 36.5% for the Upshur County Schools district and 51.6% for the state. The school has also performed better in the rankings for female students and white students compared to other subgroups. However, the school's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 87th out of 380 schools in 2020-2021 to 219th out of 368 schools in 2022-2023, suggesting a potential need for improvement.

One interesting finding is the lack of racial diversity at French Creek Elementary, with 100% of the student population being white, in contrast to the more diverse student populations at nearby schools like Tennerton Elementary and Washington District Elementary, which have also shown strong academic performance. Additionally, French Creek Elementary has a relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 48.46% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch in the 2020-2021 school year, which could be a contributing factor to the school's academic performance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7619 Route 20 South Road
       French Creek, WV  26218


(304) 924-6381

District: Upshur County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
219th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,106 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  228

Racial breakdown:

White:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details French Creek Elementary ranks worse than 59.5% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Upshur County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (100%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at French Creek Elementary is 13.4, which is the 2nd best among 7 elementary schools in the Upshur County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at French Creek Elementary is $11,106, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Upshur County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

French Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks French Creek Elementary 219th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See French Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Upshur County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Upshur County Schools 51st of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for French Creek Elementary

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Rank History for all students at French Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 20.60 383rd 420 8.8%
2010 55.14 156th 427 63.5%
2011 46.06 233rd 426 45.3%
2012 25.70 376th 426 11.7%
2013 21.13 392nd 428 8.4%
2014 28.01 354th 422 16.1%
2015 20.49 369th 408 9.6%
2016 19.50 362nd 402 10.0%
2017 26.96 335th 399 16.0%
2018 16.62 375th 392 4.3%
2019 26.12 317th 383 17.2%
2021 66.86 87th 380 77.1%
2022 50.33 166th 375 55.7%
2023 41.76 219th 368 40.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at French Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 27.16 342nd 377 9.3%
2018 24.39 230th 258 10.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at French Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 31.42 307th 382 19.6%
2018 23.08 336th 368 8.7%
2021 51.12 149th 335 55.5%
2022 24.82 308th 347 11.2%
2023 28.38 268th 333 19.5%
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Rank History for Female students at French Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 32.50 298th 381 21.8%
2018 15.56 360th 366 1.6%
2019 34.51 241st 339 28.9%
2021 74.63 51st 322 84.2%
2022 62.36 95th 325 70.8%
2023 53.69 133rd 317 58.0%
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Rank History for Male students at French Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 27.49 323rd 382 15.4%
2018 23.42 324th 364 11.0%
2019 25.32 283rd 338 16.3%
2021 53.64 132nd 333 60.4%
2022 36.53 223rd 330 32.4%
2023 36.26 222nd 322 31.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at French Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 73.09 20th 156 87.2%
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Rank History for White students at French Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 23.40 336th 382 12.0%
2018 14.06 365th 374 2.4%
2019 23.71 320th 373 14.2%
2021 65.50 96th 376 74.5%
2022 48.68 177th 373 52.5%
2023 40.13 230th 366 37.2%
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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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Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Enrollment information for French Creek Elementary

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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 309 309
1990 310 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1991 288 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1992 293 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 293
1993 269 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1994 249 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 252
1995 242 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 243
1996 242 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 243
1997 245 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1998 243 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1999 258 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2000 250 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2001 250 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2002 238 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 240
2003 238 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 240
2004 241 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 241
2005 224 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 226
2006 205 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 206
2007 190 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 190
2008 199 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 200
2009 213 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 215
2010 236 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 236
2011 252 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 253
2012 268 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 269
2013 270 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 270
2014 247 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 251
2015 237 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 241
2016 238 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 244
2017 229 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 236
2018 243 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 249
2019 244 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 247
2020 222 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 222
2021 226 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 227
2022 212 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 212
2023 228 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 228

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 French Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 309 13.0 23.7 n/a
1990 310 13.0 23.8 50.6
1991 288 13.0 22.1 53.1
1992 293 13.0 22.5 58.4
1993 273 13.0 21.0 61.2
1994 252 14.0 18.0 58.3
1995 243 14.5 16.8 64.6
1996 243 14.5 16.8 64.6
1997 246 15.0 16.4 66.3
1998 245 15.0 16.3 58
1999 260 17.0 15.3 72.7
2000 251 19.0 13.2 75.3
2001 251 18.0 13.9 77.3
2002 240 20.8 11.5 70.8
2003 240 20.8 11.5 70.8
2004 241 18.8 12.8 74.3
2005 226 20.8 10.9 79.2
2006 206 20.8 9.9 74.8
2007 190 18.8 10.1 71.6
2008 200 17.8 11.2 60.5
2009 215 16.3 13.2 61.4
2010 236 17.3 13.6 70.8
2011 253 18.7 13.4 67.2
2012 269 17.7 15.1 68
2013 270 17.7 15.2 73.3
2014 251 17.9 13.9 n/a
2015 241 19.0 12.6 39.4
2016 244 18.0 13.5 45.9
2017 236 17.5 13.4 47.9
2018 249 15.2 16.3 73.5
2019 247 17.6 13.9 51.8
2020 222 17.2 12.8 57.7
2021 227 17.2 13.1 48.5
2022 212 17.2 12.2 n/a
2023 228 17.0 13.4 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 French Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 309 13.0 23.7 n/a
1990 310 13.0 23.8 50.6
1991 288 13.0 22.1 53.1
1992 293 13.0 22.5 58.4
1993 273 13.0 21.0 61.2
1994 252 14.0 18.0 58.3
1995 243 14.5 16.8 64.6
1996 243 14.5 16.8 64.6
1997 246 15.0 16.4 66.3
1998 245 15.0 16.3 58
1999 260 17.0 15.3 72.7
2000 251 19.0 13.2 75.3
2001 251 18.0 13.9 77.3
2002 240 20.8 11.5 70.8
2003 240 20.8 11.5 70.8
2004 241 18.8 12.8 74.3
2005 226 20.8 10.9 79.2
2006 206 20.8 9.9 74.8
2007 190 18.8 10.1 71.6
2008 200 17.8 11.2 60.5
2009 215 16.3 13.2 61.4
2010 236 17.3 13.6 70.8
2011 253 18.7 13.4 67.2
2012 269 17.7 15.1 68
2013 270 17.7 15.2 73.3
2014 251 17.9 13.9 n/a
2015 241 19.0 12.6 39.4
2016 244 18.0 13.5 45.9
2017 236 17.5 13.4 47.9
2018 249 15.2 16.3 73.5
2019 247 17.6 13.9 51.8
2020 222 17.2 12.8 57.7
2021 227 17.2 13.1 48.5
2022 212 17.2 12.2 n/a
2023 228 17.0 13.4 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 French Creek Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,418 (12.8%) $9,688 (87.2%) $11,106

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

Impact of COVID-19 on French Creek Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 317th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 219th of 368 Elementary schools
 23.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (French Creek Elementary)53.953.6
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Upshur County Schools)42.436.5
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.951.6
 0.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (French Creek Elementary)4146.4
 5.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Upshur County Schools)40.131.3
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4439.9
 4.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (French Creek Elementary)22.543.2
 20.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Upshur County Schools)37.235
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.345.7
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (French Creek Elementary)37.540.5
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Upshur County Schools)40.337.4
 2.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.844.2
 4.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (French Creek Elementary)34.629.6
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Upshur County Schools)33.326.2
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (French Creek Elementary)26.937
 10.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Upshur County Schools)33.736.3
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.244.3
 2.9%
5th Grade Science (French Creek Elementary)19.222.2
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Upshur County Schools)25.423.7
 1.7%
   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 Students247228
 7.7%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic30
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White244228
 6.6%
Two or More Races00


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French Creek Elementary ranks 219th of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 228 students attended French Creek Elementary.

Students at French Creek Elementary are 100% White.


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