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80%
  • Kenna Elementary School
  • 198 Eureka Rd, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 194
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
75%
  • Holz Elementary School
  • 1505 Hampton Rd, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 233
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
70%
  • Weberwood Elementary School
  • 732 Gordon Road, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 273
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
63%
  • Overbrook Elementary School
  • 218 Overbrook Rd, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 422
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
57%
  • Shoals Elementary School
  • 100 Dutch Rd, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 249
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
56%
  • John Adams Middle School
  • 2002 Presidential Dr, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 788
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
55%
  • Mary Ingles Elementary School
  • 559 Big Bottom Hollow Road, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 164
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
53%
  • George Washington High School
  • 1522 Tennis Club Rd, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,100
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
50%
  • Ruffner Elementary School
  • 809 Litz Drive, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 317
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
47%
  • Chamberlain Elementary School
  • 4901 Venable Av S E, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 248
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
47%
  • Kanawha City Elementary School
  • 3601 Staunton Avenue Se, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 309
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
46%
  • Horace Mann Middle School
  • 4300 Maccorkle Avenue, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 515
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
46%
  • Elk Elementary Center
  • 3320 Pennsylvania Ave, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 543
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
45%
  • Piedmont Year-round Education
  • 203 Bradford Street, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 380
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
40%
  • Sissonville High School
  • 6100 Sissonville Dr., Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 640
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
33%
  • Capital High School
  • 1500 Greenbrier St, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,246
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
32%
  • Edgewood Elementary
  • 550 Hawks Ridge, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 461
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
27%
  • Sissonville Middle School
  • 100 Middle School Lane, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 644
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
24%
  • Stonewall Jackson Middle School
  • 812 Park Avenue, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 554
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
22%
  • Grandview Elementary School
  • 959 Woodward Drive, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 264
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
20%
  • Malden Elementary School
  • 4001 Salinas Drive, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 254
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
17%
  • West Side Elementary
  • 100 Florida Street, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 472
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
n/a
  • Kanawha County Schools Academy
  • 1900 School Street, Charleston
  • KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 256
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
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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.

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.

To customize your list of Charleston schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Charleston, WV schools.

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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%

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.
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