Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores46%40%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools3250979,235
Total private schools811524,875
Total post-secondary schools6787,965

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  • The average school test scores in Charleston are 33% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Charleston.
  • 87.3% of people in Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.5% of people in Charleston have completed high school.
  • 39.3% of people in Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Charleston

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  • Andrew Jackson Middle School5445 Big Tyler RoadGrades: 06 - 08Students: 672 · Ratio: 19:149
  • Capital High School1500 Greenbrier StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,236 · Ratio: 17:132
  • Carver Career Center4799 Midland DrGrades: PK - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Chamberlain Elementary School4901 Venable Av S EGrades: KG - 05Students: 207 · Ratio: 14:174
  • Cross Lanes Elementary School5525 Big Tyler RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 377 · Ratio: 18:154
  • Elk Elementary Center3320 Pennsylvania AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 622 · Ratio: 19:139
  • Flinn Elementary School2006 Mcclure ParkwayGrades: KG - 04Students: 453 · Ratio: 16:136
  • George Washington High School1522 Tennis Club RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,115 · Ratio: 18:165
  • Grandview Elementary School959 Woodward DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 247 · Ratio: 16:133
  • Holz Elementary School1505 Hampton RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 306 · Ratio: 18:169
  • Horace Mann Middle School4300 Maccorkle AvenueGrades: 06 - 08Students: 476 · Ratio: 19:153
  • J E Robins Elementary School915 Beech AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 254 · Ratio: 14:127
  • John Adams Middle School2002 Presidential DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 727 · Ratio: 17:165
  • Kanawha City Elementary School3601 Staunton Avenue SeGrades: PK - 05Students: 307 · Ratio: 18:149
  • Kanawha County Schools Academy200 Elizabeth StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 133 · Ratio: 7:1n/a
  • Kenna Elementary School198 Eureka RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 177 · Ratio: 18:174
  • Malden Elementary School4001 Salinas DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 194 · Ratio: 11:131
  • Mt Olive1900 Kanawha Blvd EGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Overbrook Elementary School218 Oakwood RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 476 · Ratio: 19:165
  • Piedmont Year-Round Education203 Bradford StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 376 · Ratio: 22:127
  • Point Harmony Elementary School5312 Big Tyler RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 574 · Ratio: 19:148
  • Ruffner Elementary School809 Litz DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 368 · Ratio: 14:141
  • Shoals Elementary School100 Dutch RdGrades: PK - 05Students: 272 · Ratio: 16:149
  • Sissonville High School6100 Sissonville Dr.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 614 · Ratio: 15:125
  • Stonewall Jackson Middle School812 Park AvenueGrades: 06 - 08Students: 499 · Ratio: 12:140
  • Tyler Middle School4277 West Washington StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 62 · Ratio: 26:1n/a
  • Watts Elementary School230 Costello StGrades: PK - 05Students: 196 · Ratio: 14:114
  • West Side Elementary100 Florida StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 409 · Ratio: 12:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade87.3%80.4%83.8%
Completed high school86.5%77.8%82.4%
Completed some college64.2%43.5%58.4%
Completed associate degree45.2%25.1%37.2%
Completed bachelors39.3%18.7%29.3%
Completed masters19.2%7.2%11.0%
Completed professional degree9.2%2.0%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.0%0.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Winfield, WV2,53857%16%
Poca, WV1,04857%16%
South Charleston, WV13,38050%26%
Hometown, WV47746%33%
Nitro, WV6,86045%33%
Charleston, WV50,91146%33%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Joplin, MO50,90048%30%
Minnetonka, MN50,89774%9%
Glendora, CA50,85560%12%
DeSoto, TX50,83784%24%
Harrisonburg, VA50,82179%15%
Charleston, WV50,91146%33%
Source: The Charleston, WV education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.