Parkersburg school information

IndexParkersburgWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores37%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools2150979,221
Total private schools611524,874
Total post-secondary schools5787,963
The Parkersburg, WV educational system consists of 21 public schools, 6 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Parkersburg public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 6% lower than than the West Virginia average and 25% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Parkersburg public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.1% have completed high school, 16.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Parkersburg are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Parkersburg.
  • 81.8% of people in Parkersburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.1% of people in Parkersburg have completed high school.
  • 16.2% of people in Parkersburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Parkersburg

IndexParkersburgWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade81.8%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school80.1%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college46.6%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.6%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.2%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters5.9%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%0.8%1.3%

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

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Parkersburg, WV30,96237%25%

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Source: The Parkersburg, 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.