West Virginia
Public School Ratings






West Virginia Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview West Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 268,661
Number Of West Virginia Schools 725
Number Of West Virginia School Districts 57
Spending Per Student $12,632

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

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Math Test

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School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 92.7% 49.7%
Black 4.4% 15.9%
Hispanic 2.0% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.7% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 0.7% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 17.6% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
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    AVG FOR STATE AVG FOR NATION

West Virginia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,792,147 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 74 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.4% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 17.5% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 30.5% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.8% 26.0%
65 Or Older 18.8% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 729,108 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 9.6% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.5% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 20.3% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.9% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 10.7% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.0% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.1% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.2% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 15.2% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,766 $1,817,649,810 53.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $608 $163,402,402 4.8%
Staff $400 $107,347,441 3.2%
General Administration $190 $51,082,888 1.5%
School Administration $638 $171,378,841 5.1%
Operation $1,262 $339,182,966 10.0%
Transportation $881 $236,616,832 7.0%
Other $207 $55,732,085 1.6%
Total Support $4,187 $1,124,808,435 33.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,679 $451,103,594 13.3%
Total Expenditures $12,632 $3,393,623,459 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%