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Overview

Public Schools Overview West Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 280,958
Number Of West Virginia Schools 761
Number Of West Virginia School Districts 57
Spending Per Student $12,241

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.5953269940949
4th Grade 45.0450852942751
5th Grade 50.8571402779512
6th Grade 43.0735330847591
7th Grade 45.066275275186
8th Grade 43.6056271742815
9th Grade 39.0077653649225
10th Grade 43.747711808467
11th Grade 47.4650268139083

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 43.6469332239131
4th Grade 35.6051571191551
5th Grade 30.022537634025
6th Grade 25.9779136174692
7th Grade 25.6105384189963
8th Grade 24.9888045242895
9th Grade 18.6604223502756
10th Grade 15.4540197313257
11th Grade 19.5362187572476

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 91.1% 50.9%
Black 4.7% 15.6%
Hispanic 1.4% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.7% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 28.6% 50.9%
English Language Learners 0.7% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 15.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.06
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

West Virginia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,844,128 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 76 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.6% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 17.7% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 31.1% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 28.8% 26.4%
65 Or Older 16.8% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 740,890 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.5% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.0% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 19.2% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 4.5% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 9.2% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.6% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.5% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 20.5% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 17.1% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,473 $1,818,707,000 52.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $542 $152,246,000 4.4%
Staff $415 $116,575,000 3.4%
General Administration $199 $56,010,000 1.6%
School Administration $600 $168,657,000 4.9%
Operation $1,126 $316,414,000 9.2%
Transportation $846 $237,622,000 6.9%
Other $190 $53,323,000 1.6%
Total Support $3,918 $1,100,847,000 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,850 $519,766,000 15.1%
Total Expenditures $12,241 $3,439,320,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%