Charleston school information

IndexCharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores45%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools3250979,221
Total private schools811524,874
Total post-secondary schools6787,963
The Charleston, WV educational system consists of 32 public schools, 8 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Charleston public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 16% higher than than the West Virginia average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Charleston public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.2% have completed high school, 38.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 87.2% of people in Charleston have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.2% of people in Charleston have completed high school.
  • 38.7% of people in Charleston have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Charleston

IndexCharlestonWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade87.2%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school86.2%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college64.4%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree44.7%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.7%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters19.2%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.6%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%0.8%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pinch, WV2,82662%26%
Winfield, WV2,30052%6%
Comfort, WV24252%6%
Hometown, WV48750%1%
Cross Lanes, WV9,89947%4%
Charleston, WV50,21045%8%

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Charleston, WV50,21045%8%
Source: The 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.