South Charleston school information

IndexSouth CharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores43%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:115:116:1
Total public schools750979,221
Total private schoolsn/a11524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a787,963
The South Charleston, WV educational system consists of 7 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. South Charleston public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 9% higher than than the West Virginia average and 13% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South Charleston public schools is 17:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.2% have completed high school, 33.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South Charleston are 13% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in South Charleston.
  • 90.0% of people in South Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.2% of people in South Charleston have completed high school.
  • 33.7% of people in South Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Charleston

IndexSouth CharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade90.0%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school89.2%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college62.0%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.8%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.7%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters13.9%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%0.8%1.3%

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

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Pinch, WV2,82662%26%
Teays Valley, WV13,70660%21%
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Comfort, WV24252%6%
Hometown, WV48750%1%
South Charleston, WV13,18243%13%

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South Charleston, WV13,18243%13%
Source: The South Charleston, 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.