Fairmont school information

IndexFairmontWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores45%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools1350979,221
Total private schools411524,874
Total post-secondary schools6787,963
The Fairmont, WV educational system consists of 13 public schools, 4 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Fairmont public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 14% higher than than the West Virginia average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fairmont public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.6% have completed high school, 25.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fairmont are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Fairmont.
  • 85.0% of people in Fairmont have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.6% of people in Fairmont have completed high school.
  • 25.1% of people in Fairmont have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fairmont

IndexFairmontWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade85.0%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.6%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college54.9%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.7%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.1%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.8%1.3%

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

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White Hall, WV64772%46%
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Flemington, WV37351%4%
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Fairmont, WV18,69945%9%

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Fairmont, WV18,69945%9%
Source: The Fairmont, 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.