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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview West Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 280,310
Number Of West Virginia Schools 745
Number Of West Virginia School Districts 57
Spending Per Student $12,304

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.099017723964
4th Grade 48.2780941820328
5th Grade 51.1792876075331
6th Grade 45.8711090086384
7th Grade 47.9731991129076
8th Grade 46.6561993454116
9th Grade 41.0943044372507
10th Grade 44.4554738611772
11th Grade 49.3482747840395

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.2838427199399
4th Grade 40.3174204567811
5th Grade 32.6476652656806
6th Grade 29.0604047716989
7th Grade 29.5539328957488
8th Grade 27.006015488348
9th Grade 20.3294916745658
10th Grade 18.7557354461395
11th Grade 20.9564684420439

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 92.9% 52.0%
Black 4.7% 16.2%
Hispanic 1.5% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.7% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 25.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 1.0% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 15.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.00
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

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% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 17.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.6% 26.3%
65 Or Older 17.2% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 740,890 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.6% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.0% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 19.2% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 4.7% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 9.2% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.5% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.7% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 20.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 17.0% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,473 $1,814,348,739 52.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $546 $153,070,959 4.4%
Staff $406 $113,884,484 3.3%
General Administration $209 $58,532,624 1.7%
School Administration $605 $169,497,479 4.9%
Operation $1,171 $328,155,453 9.5%
Transportation $849 $237,946,850 6.9%
Other $202 $56,605,939 1.6%
Total Support $3,987 $1,117,686,884 32.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,844 $516,984,623 15.0%
Total Expenditures $12,304 $3,449,033,590 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%