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The 2015-2016 school year for Pleasants County Schools brought about numerous success stories. Overall, our students made significant improvements on the state General Summative Assessments and were ranked 14th in the state in English Language Arts (ELA). In addition, our daily attendance rate increased and our high school graduation rate ranked very high in the state and nationally with a 94% average. Annually, the West Virginia Department of Education assigns school and district accreditation. This year schools in our state have been assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on several factors including the following:

- Student Proficiency in Math and ELA

- Grade 3 Reading Performance

- Grade 8 Math Concepts

- Observed Growth in Math and ELA

Adequate Growth in Math and ELA

Improvement in Low-Performing Students in Math and ELA

Reduction of Students Falling in the At-Risk Subgroup

- Attendance Rate

- Graduation Rate

- College and Career Readiness Indicators


Once again, our school designations further substantiate the hard work and accomplishments of our students, teachers, principals and parents. Our schools received the following designations based on the 2015-2016 school year:

St. Marys Elementary School A

Belmont Elementary School C

Pleasants County Middle School B

St. Marys High School B

Pleasants County Schools Full Accreditation

As a school system, we have clearly articulated our expectations and defined a strategic focus that is central to a model of continuous improvement. Every year, our schools will strive to reach the distinction of an “A” but recognize the challenges in doing so. Future success hinges on continued growth - yesterday’s performance will not be good enough tomorrow.


As superintendent, I firmly believe it is extremely important for us to keep in perspective the many aspects of a child’s education, not just a set of test scores or a letter grade designation. There are many vital parts to a quality education and there are numerous activities we provide to insure our students receive a well-rounded, comprehensive education. Please know our teachers continue to integrate best practices and effective strategies to support student learning. Keep in mind, our students must attend school regularly and come prepared to focus on their academics. Equally important, we need your continued support and that of our community. Henry Ford once said “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” As a united team, I am confident that Pleasants County Schools will achieve great heights again this school year and rank among the best in the state of West Virginia.

Michael Wells, Ed.S.


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