West Virginia Schools

  • WV DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 1900 KANAWHA BOULEVARD EAST
  • CHARLESTON, WV 25305
  • (304) 558-2681
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in West Virginia, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

West Virginia School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate77.3%22
Dropout Rate4.4%29
Per Pupil Spending$10,10923
Students Per Teacher14.023
Number of Schools77138
Number of Students282,72938
Number of (FTE) Teachers20,20938

West Virginia Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment282,72914.0
Prekindergarten Students13,15036.2
Kindergarten Students20,91919.7
1st Grade Students21,290-
2nd Grade Students20,494-
3rd Grade Students20,748-
4th Grade Students20,162-
5th Grade Students20,447-
6th Grade Students20,405-
7th Grade Students20,594-
8th Grade Students21,268-
9th Grade Students23,730-
10th Grade Students20,966-
11th Grade Students19,642-
12th Grade Students18,914-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers20,20914.0
Prekindergarten Teachers36336.2
Kindergarten Teachers1,06419.7
Elementary Teachers8,025-
Secondary Teachers10,757-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes-1.0
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides3,514
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors252
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors730
Elementary236
Secondary494
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians364
Library Support Staff339
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff13,188
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators744
LEA Administrative Support Staff1,128
School Administrators1,104
School Administrative Support Staff465
Student Support Services1,591
Other Support Services Staff8,156

West Virginia State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$3,166,493,827-
Total Local Revenues$944,539,89429.8%
Property Tax$821,066,17425.9%
Non-Property Tax$8,014,1150.3%
Local Government Property Tax$503,3090.02%
Local Government Non-Property Tax$8,438,9410.3%
Individual Tuition$1,967,2660.06%
Tuition From LEAs$486,8790.02%
Individual Transportation Fees$1,6790.00%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$116,4440.00%
Earnings on Investments$25,094,7380.8%
Food Service$25,569,8480.8%
Student Activities$1,743,3310.06%
Textbooks$122,7450.00%
Summer School$259,8150.01%
Other Revenues$51,757,9331.6%
Intermediate Revenues$2,703,3280.09%
Total State Revenues$1,872,918,37759.1%
Total Federal Revenues$346,332,22810.9%
Direct Grants$10,543,6860.3%
Revenues Through State$324,298,07610.2%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies$702,4220.02%
Other Sources$10,788,0440.3%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$2,841,961,838-
Total Instructional Expenditures$1,683,086,11559.2%
Salaries$1,052,098,09637.0%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$675,311,58923.8%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$153,022,7105.4%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$45,427,1271.6%
Teacher Salaries - Other$3,310,3610.1%
Employee Benefits$506,322,76417.8%
Purchased Services$31,524,3851.1%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$663,1690.02%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$1,258,7830.04%
Supplies$92,283,4250.4%
Property$194,2760.01%
Other--
Textbooks$31,912,8021.1%
Salaries$477,968,86216.8%
Student Support$64,239,5862.3%
Instructional Staff Support$60,643,0112.1%
General Administration Support$31,860,5561.1%
School Administration Support$102,028,5693.6%
Operation & Maintenance Support$96,590,2593.4%
Student Transportation Support$98,064,2473.5%
Other Support$24,542,6340.9%
Employee Benefits$249,439,0238.8%
Student Support$28,978,2571.0%
Instructional Staff Support$27,121,6141.0%
General Administration Support$17,331,3400.6%
School Administration Support$48,305,7001.7%
Operation & Maintenance Support$53,360,6941.9%
Student Transportation Support$59,676,0892.1%
Other Support$14,665,3290.5%
Purchased Services$130,215,7104.6%
Student Support$8,449,4980.3%
Instructional Staff Support$17,483,4950.6%
General Administration Support$15,258,0390.5%
School Administration Support$843,5270.03%
Operation & Maintenance Support$66,042,8382.3%
Student Transportation Support$16,010,2640.6%
Other Support$6,128,0490.2%
Supplies$136,687,1774.8%
Student Support$2,026,6230.07%
Instructional Staff Support$9,819,5440.3%
General Administration Support$2,023,3030.07%
School Administration Support$572,0340.02%
Operation & Maintenance Support$81,721,3892.9%
Student Transportation Support$38,474,7551.4%
Other Support$2,049,5290.07%
Property$37,006,6061.3%
Student Support$235,9130.01%
Instructional Staff Support$582,8770.02%
General Administration Support$952,9290.03%
School Administration Support$153,2270.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$3,618,8310.1%
Student Transportation Support$31,067,0561.1%
Other Support$395,7730.01%
Other$2,003,5850.07%
Student Support$40,8600.00%
Instructional Staff Support$69,9620.00%
General Administration Support$542,3120.02%
School Administration Support$41,1110.00%
Operation & Maintenance Support$1,096,2160.04%
Student Transportation Support$135,3330.00%
Other Support$77,7910.00%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$162,561,3665.7%
Food Services$162,561,3665.7%
Salaries$56,935,8362.0%
Employee Benefits$34,124,1341.2%
Purchased Services$2,811,3490.10%
Supplies$68,635,5542.4%
Property--
Other$54,4930.00%
Enterprise--
Salaries--
Employee Benefits--
Purchased Services--
Supplies--
Property--
Other--

West Virginia State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 70.0%
Asian 100.0%
Hispanic 87.8%
Black 72.3%
White 77.3%
Total 77.3%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 14
Asian 147
Hispanic 115
Black 724
White 16,489
Total 17,489
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total -
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 14
Asian 6
Hispanic 29
Black 143
White 1,209
Total 1,428
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 99303.9%
Grade 109274.4%
Grade 119594.8%
Grade 128644.7%
Grades 9-12 Total3,6804.4%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian36.5%
Asian31.3%
Hispanic63.8%
Black475.0%
White8714.4%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male2,0674.8%
Female1,6134.0%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Ansted242213.7$25,028
1 Reviews
Ashton265512.8-
1 Reviews
Augusta230715.4-
Not Yet Rated
Baker277513.8-
2 Reviews
Barboursville82,22915.6$35,139
1 Reviews
Beckley144,32213.2$28,122
7 Reviews
Belington253113.5$22,154
1 Reviews
Belle31,90515.7$34,118
1 Reviews
Belmont260112.8$27,375
Not Yet Rated
Berkeley Springs62,30315.4-
1 Reviews
Birch River210112.6-
Not Yet Rated
Blacksville383314.7$31,250
Not Yet Rated
Bluefield92,56714.7$27,672
Not Yet Rated
Bradshaw224215.8$12,083
1 Reviews
Bridgeport62,66916.8$49,310
Not Yet Rated
Buckhannon93,46013.3$23,421
2 Reviews
Buffalo250814.1$26,481
2 Reviews
Bunker Hill42,05614.8-
1 Reviews
Burlington217612.7-
Not Yet Rated
Cameron271013.8$25,119
Not Yet Rated
Capon Bridge281015.1$30,750
2 Reviews
Cedar Grove251513.0$23,250
1 Reviews
Ceredo248613.2$24,323
Not Yet Rated
Chapmanville52,00915.9$23,077
Not Yet Rated
Charles Town53,19414.9$32,538
1 Reviews
Charleston4312,58815.0$34,009
21 Reviews
Charmco261712.2-
1 Reviews
Chester21,06615.9$28,550
Not Yet Rated
Clarksburg143,42313.0$27,722
Not Yet Rated
Clay41,56514.4$14,712
3 Reviews
Clear Fork277616.0-
1 Reviews
Clendenin21,14715.9$32,000
5 Reviews
Coal City21,03015.6$28,049
Not Yet Rated
Cowen254913.9$21,250
Not Yet Rated
Craigsville33859.4$24,631
1 Reviews
Crum234812.5-
Not Yet Rated
Culloden220414.6$39,135
Not Yet Rated
Danville22535.4$21,369
Not Yet Rated
Davis2425.3$25,221
Not Yet Rated
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Delbarton486912.2$21,875
2 Reviews
Duck225113.2-
Not Yet Rated
Dunbar61,2089.6$35,117
4 Reviews
Eleanor35286.7$35,284
Not Yet Rated
Elizabeth396712.6$25,114
1 Reviews
Elkins132,81113.7$26,906
2 Reviews
Elkview41,24116.9$35,033
Not Yet Rated
Ellenboro495814.3$22,500
3 Reviews
Fairmont134,97214.8$25,628
1 Reviews
Fairview334611.5$24,896
Not Yet Rated
Farmington285110.9$29,375
1 Reviews
Fayetteville31,02615.4$35,043
Not Yet Rated
Follansbee395913.6$30,818
1 Reviews
Fort Ashby357516.9$32,375
2 Reviews
Fort Gay31,09513.7$14,565
Not Yet Rated
Franklin280512.4$32,125
Not Yet Rated
Gerrardstown257814.0-
1 Reviews
Gilbert283815.1$29,219
2 Reviews
Glen Dale21,45413.9$40,000
Not Yet Rated
Glenville262315.2$20,243
1 Reviews
Grafton52,02915.3$21,981
Not Yet Rated
Grantsville22406.9$26,111
Not Yet Rated
Green Bank228112.7-
Not Yet Rated
Hambleton289413.2$23,625
Not Yet Rated
Hamlin21,44214.4$22,143
4 Reviews
Harpers Ferry51,39114.4$52,344
1 Reviews
Harts354112.9$21,703
Not Yet Rated
Hedgesville63,84115.4$49,375
10 Reviews
Hinton31,26115.5$20,323
2 Reviews
Huntington258,03213.5$23,234
7 Reviews
Hurricane94,01516.1$39,591
2 Reviews
Iaeger271515.5$14,886
Not Yet Rated
Inwood21,72815.8$41,033
2 Reviews
Kearneysville235911.3-
Not Yet Rated
Kenova31,18615.1$23,342
1 Reviews
Keyser62,17612.3$23,718
1 Reviews
Kingwood32,21914.5$29,155
1 Reviews
Lewisburg51,70114.7$27,857
1 Reviews
Lindside258311.9-
Not Yet Rated
Logan52,14213.0$22,623
1 Reviews
Lookout236913.9-
Not Yet Rated
Lost Creek393615.9$26,563
Not Yet Rated
Lumberport281115.7$33,750
1 Reviews
Mabscott226415.5$28,021
Not Yet Rated
Madison31,66914.2$29,911
Not Yet Rated
Man397714.5$40,179
Not Yet Rated
Mannington275813.1$26,806
Not Yet Rated
Marmet219714.6$29,779
Not Yet Rated
Martinsburg239,07013.2$29,495
13 Reviews
Matewan370913.4$13,529
Not Yet Rated
Meadow Bridge241912.7$23,194
1 Reviews
Mill Creek279913.2$24,886
Not Yet Rated
Milton21,27915.3$29,348
3 Reviews
Monongah257413.8$25,750
2 Reviews
Moorefield41,53217.2$24,178
Not Yet Rated
Morgantown249,59514.6$20,649
10 Reviews
Moundsville71,58315.2$23,107
1 Reviews
Mount Hope41,06814.1$18,375
Not Yet Rated
Mullens341013.7$27,742
Not Yet Rated
New Cumberland399111.7$28,529
2 Reviews
New Martinsville31,46914.5$33,750
Not Yet Rated
Nitro41,42116.1$32,389
Not Yet Rated
Nutter Fort31,23718.3$30,163
6 Reviews
Oak Hill82,41012.3$24,792
5 Reviews
Oceana372415.7$19,273
3 Reviews
Ona32,27717.1-
4 Reviews
Paden City235411.9$32,940
4 Reviews
Parkersburg259,69614.0$26,990
11 Reviews
Paw Paw222011.2$25,625
Not Yet Rated
Petersburg61,48313.2$24,867
Not Yet Rated
Peterstown282314.7$23,036
Not Yet Rated
Philippi41,48915.3$21,528
Not Yet Rated
Pineville37059.5$31,008
Not Yet Rated
Poca31,26214.1$42,273
Not Yet Rated
Point Pleasant62,29113.3$27,022
Not Yet Rated
Princeton144,93814.5$21,736
7 Reviews
Ravenswood51,45914.1$30,308
Not Yet Rated
Richwood393613.8$21,620
Not Yet Rated
Ridgeley21,11614.4$26,016
Not Yet Rated
Ripley42,68915.3$25,861
Not Yet Rated
Romney92,20111.6$22,261
Not Yet Rated
Ronceverte31,25614.8$24,400
Not Yet Rated
Salem232316.5$16,577
1 Reviews
Scott Depot241018.5-
Not Yet Rated
Seth270113.2-
Not Yet Rated
Shady Spring32,00916.9$29,464
Not Yet Rated
Shenandoah Junction42,53914.9-
Not Yet Rated
Shepherdstown273213.3$40,750
Not Yet Rated
Shinnston21,27816.3$26,786
1 Reviews
Sistersville31,09413.4$26,799
1 Reviews
Slanesville224015.3-
Not Yet Rated
Smithers290712.8$20,417
2 Reviews
Sophia383714.8$26,008
Not Yet Rated
South Charleston72,92115.5$37,905
3 Reviews
Spencer31,69815.0$19,773
6 Reviews
St. Albans93,60116.3$37,130
4 Reviews
St. Marys569811.1$30,755
1 Reviews
Summersville62,03914.8$29,783
2 Reviews
Sutton31,47213.8$25,134
Not Yet Rated
Triadelphia230317.5$26,169
Not Yet Rated
Tunnelton345912.2$18,125
Not Yet Rated
Van335912.0-
1 Reviews
Vienna41,55415.5$39,220
Not Yet Rated
War274213.9$16,012
Not Yet Rated
Wayne31,69313.7$20,242
Not Yet Rated
Weirton92,36515.5$35,212
2 Reviews
Welch41,11411.7$19,795
1 Reviews
Wellsburg52,05313.2$27,298
Not Yet Rated
West Union41,16913.0$18,300
Not Yet Rated
Weston52,02115.1$26,690
4 Reviews
Wheeling255,47014.8$27,388
4 Reviews
White Sulphur Springs238316.3$26,694
Not Yet Rated
Whitesville216911.7$19,250
Not Yet Rated
Williamson51,26014.7$19,635
Not Yet Rated
Williamstown31,19216.6$36,344
1 Reviews
Winfield42,25314.7$51,023
4 Reviews