West Virginia Education
West Virginia Superintendent of Schools:James B. Phares
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****
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. ***
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.*
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