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West Virginia Public Schools

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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview West Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 277,452
Number Of West Virginia Schools 753
Number Of West Virginia School Districts 57
Spending Per Student $12,431

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.0186614537358
4th Grade 46.7939792364466
5th Grade 48.7715302913339
6th Grade 44.8416000074934
7th Grade 48.0694896951755
8th Grade 44.7151749715845
11th Grade 50.4031487412113

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.0786257432468
4th Grade 42.7135844695516
5th Grade 33.9548694237273
6th Grade 31.7071564310144
7th Grade 30.8945767567091
8th Grade 29.4007764453449
11th Grade 21.5517368515805

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 93.0% 51.5%
Black 4.6% 16.2%
Hispanic 1.6% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.7% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 24.8% 47.6%
English Language Learners 1.0% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 16.3% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.11
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

West Virginia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,831,102 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 76 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.5% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 17.5% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 30.9% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.3% 26.2%
65 Or Older 17.8% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 739,397 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.6% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 85.3% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 19.6% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 5.0% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 9.6% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.7% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.6% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.9% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 16.3% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,539 $1,814,349,486 52.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $552 $153,071,833 4.4%
Staff $410 $113,887,361 3.3%
General Administration $211 $58,533,376 1.7%
School Administration $611 $169,499,057 4.9%
Operation $1,183 $328,155,352 9.5%
Transportation $858 $237,945,881 6.9%
Other $204 $56,604,023 1.6%
Total Support $4,028 $1,117,687,120 32.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,863 $516,982,761 15.0%
Total Expenditures $12,431 $3,449,030,256 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%