Beckley school information

IndexBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores41%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools1250979,221
Total private schools511524,874
Total post-secondary schools6787,963
The Beckley, WV educational system consists of 12 public schools, 5 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Beckley public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 4% higher than than the West Virginia average and 17% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Beckley public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.9% have completed high school, 25.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Beckley are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Beckley.
  • 84.1% of people in Beckley have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.9% of people in Beckley have completed high school.
  • 25.2% of people in Beckley have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Beckley

IndexBeckleyWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade84.1%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school80.9%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college55.2%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.8%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%0.8%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Beckley (high school & post-secondary)

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Crab Orchard, WV2,32347%4%
Stanaford, WV1,52947%4%
Ghent, WV59745%10%
Shady Spring, WV3,38040%19%
Prosperity, WV1,35040%20%
Beckley, WV17,34841%17%

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Bristol, VA17,34072%47%
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Anoka, MN17,32550%1%
Beckley, WV17,34841%17%
Source: The Beckley, WV education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.