Avg. test scores 74%
High school dipl. 18%
Bachelors degree 48%

Appalachia school information

Average Test Scores86%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools21,59679,221
Total private schoolsn/a55324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1997,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Appalachia are 74% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Appalachia
  • 73.4% of people in Appalachia have completed 8th grade
  • 68.4% of people in Appalachia have completed high school
  • 15.7% of people in Appalachia have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Appalachia

      Completed 8th grade73.4%85.9%84.3%
      Completed high school68.4%84.7%83.0%
      Completed some college47.0%64.1%59.4%
      Completed associate degree23.3%44.2%38.5%
      Completed bachelors15.7%36.9%30.3%
      Completed masters4.9%15.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree0.8%4.2%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.6%1.7%1.3%

      Appalachia, VA School Districts

      • Wise County Public Schools

      There are a total of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Appalachia. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Appalachia, VA schools is 86%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Appalachia, VA, an average of 73.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 68.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Big Stone Gap, VA5,46288%80%
      Pound, VA94287%77%
      Wise, VA3,14587%76%
      Norton, VA3,97885%72%
      St. Charles, VA7880%62%
      Appalachia, VA1,84386%74%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      French Lick, IN1,84470%41%
      Martinsburg, PA1,84255%11%
      Kentland, IN1,84275%53%
      Commercial Point, OH1,84486%74%
      Clearlake Oaks, CA1,84110%80%
      Appalachia, VA1,84386%74%
      Source: The Appalachia, VA 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.