Athens school information

IndexAthensWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores55%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools150979,221
Total private schoolsn/a11524,874
Total post-secondary schools1787,963
The Athens, WV educational system consists of 1 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Athens public schools have average test scores of 55% which is 39% higher than than the West Virginia average and 11% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Athens public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.4% have completed high school, 42.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Athens are 11% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 1 public schools in Athens.
  • 89.4% of people in Athens have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.4% of people in Athens have completed high school.
  • 42.6% of people in Athens have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Athens

IndexAthensWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade89.4%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school89.4%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college72.0%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.1%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.6%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters24.9%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.9%0.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bluefield, VA5,25484%70%
Narrows, VA2,04379%61%
Matoaka, WV17247%4%
Ghent, WV59745%10%
Brush Fork, WV1,35942%15%
Athens, WV1,07055%11%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Newell, IA1,07080%63%
Plainfield, WI1,07039%21%
La Vernia, TX1,07083%68%
Crivitz, WI1,07049%0%
Springville, IA1,07076%54%
Athens, WV1,07055%11%
Source: The Athens, 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.