Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores45%39%49%
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 8% 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.

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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.
Pinch, WV2,78362%26%
Winfield, WV2,53852%6%
Comfort, WV50152%6%
Hometown, WV47750%1%
Cross Lanes, WV11,06147%4%
Charleston, WV50,91145%8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Joplin, MO50,90046%7%
Minnetonka, MN50,89762%26%
Glendora, CA50,85556%14%
DeSoto, TX50,83760%23%
Harrisonburg, VA50,82173%48%
Charleston, WV50,91145%8%
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.