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West Virginia
Public School Ratings






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:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

Overview

Public Schools Overview West Virginia School Districts by City
Number Of Students 253,930
Number Of West Virginia Schools 711
Number Of West Virginia School Districts 57
Spending Per Student $13,789

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
44%
48%
47%
45%
42%
43%
51%
52%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
    11th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
51%
47%
40%
34%
36%
36%
24%
24%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
    11th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 92.7% 48.6%
Black 4.3% 15.9%
Hispanic 2.1% 28.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.7% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 49.0%
English Language Learners 0.8% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 18.6% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
13.6
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

West Virginia Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,793,716 331,449,281
Population Density (per sq. mile) 74 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.3% 6.0%
5-19 Years Old 17.4% 19.1%
20-44 Years Old 30.2% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.2% 25.6%
65 Or Older 19.9% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 734,235 118,787,642
Single Parent Households With Children 9.3% 10.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.6% 88.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 21.3% 32.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.0% 15.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.9% 15.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.6% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.4% 16.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.8% 12.6%
$15,000 or less 14.3% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,354 $1,867,312,783 53.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $684 $173,755,056 5.0%
Staff $442 $112,145,027 3.2%
General Administration $206 $52,344,597 1.5%
School Administration $703 $178,518,057 5.1%
Operation $1,340 $340,228,811 9.7%
Transportation $987 $250,703,458 7.2%
Other $242 $61,522,593 1.8%
Total Support $4,604 $1,169,177,569 33.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,831 $464,875,995 13.3%
Total Expenditures $13,789 $3,501,362,712 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%