According to recent test results released by the West Virginia Department of Education, students at the Hacker Valley Elementary School lead all county schools in proficiency in math, science, and reading.
For the 2015-16 school year, a minimum of 60% to a high of 71% of Hacker Valley students met the proficiency standards in the various subjects. In contrast, students at the Webster Springs Elementary School scored a low of 17% to a high of 31% proficiency and students at the Glade Elementary School scored a low of 25% to a high of 36% proficiency. The Webster County High School range in proficiency in the three subjects from 14% in math, 28% in science, and 42% in reading.
If nothing else, these results confirm that the smaller class sizes enjoyed by the Hacker Valley school leads to better test results by the students.
Full results can be accessed at this link: Test Results (click the "State Assessment Results" tab on upper right and then put in Webster County and its schools for results)