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Avg. test scores 8%
High school dipl. 4%
Bachelors degree 28%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Charleston, WV Schools

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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%

      Charleston, WV School Districts

      • Kanawha County School District

      There are a total of 32 public schools, 8 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Charleston. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Charleston, WV schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Charleston, WV, an average of 87.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21961%24%
      Burien, WA50,18746%7%
      Rowland Heights, CA50,28151%3%
      Caldwell, ID50,28832%34%
      Edina, MN49,97678%58%
      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.