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West Virginia Education

A Profile on West Virginia Education and Schools

By

West Virginia Education

West Virginia Department of Education

West Virginia Superintendent of Schools:

James B. Phares

District/School Information

Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days is required by West Virginia state law.

Number of Public School Districts: There are 55 public school districts in West Virginia.

Number of Public Schools: There are 771 public schools in West Virginia. ****

Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 282,662 public school students in West Virginia. ****

Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 20,299 public school teachers in West Virginia.****

Number of Charter Schools: There are 0 charter schools in West Virginia.

Per Pupil Spending: West Virginia spends $10,828 per pupil in public education. ****

Average Class Size: The average class size In West Virginia is 13.9 students per 1 teacher. ****

% of Title I Schools: 37.8% of schools in West Virginia are Title I Schools.****

% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 16.3% of students in West Virginia are on IEP's. ****

% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 0.6% of students in West Virginia are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****

% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 52.0% of students in West Virginia schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****

Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****

White: 92.4%

Black: 5.3%

Hispanic: 1.0%

Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.7%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.1%

School Assessment Data

Graduation Rate: 78.3% of all students entering high school in West Virginia graduate. **

ACT/SAT rank: 157.4 students per 1000 in West Virginia had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***

8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****

Math: 273 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in West Virginia. The U.S. average was 283.

Reading: 256 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in West Virginia. The U.S. average was 264.

% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 59.0% of students in West Virginia go on to attend some level of college. ***

Private Schools

Number of Private Schools: There are 143 private schools in West Virginia.*

Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 14,010 private school students in West Virginia.*

Teacher Pay

The average teacher pay for the state of West Virginia was $43,613.33 in 2009.##

The state of West Virginia has a teacher’s minimum salary schedule. However, some districts may negotiate salaries with their teachers.

 

*Data courtesy of Education Bug .

**Data courtesy of ED.gov

***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis

****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics

##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info

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