Petersburg school information

IndexPetersburgWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores36%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:115:116:1
Total public schools450979,221
Total private schools211524,874
Total post-secondary schools1787,963
The Petersburg, WV educational system consists of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Petersburg public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 8% lower than than the West Virginia average and 26% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Petersburg public schools is 16:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.9% have completed high school, 14.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Petersburg are 26% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Petersburg.
  • 82.7% of people in Petersburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.9% of people in Petersburg have completed high school.
  • 14.6% of people in Petersburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Petersburg

IndexPetersburgWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade82.7%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school77.9%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college41.5%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.7%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.6%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%0.8%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Moorefield, WV3,12535%29%
Petersburg, WV2,48236%26%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Westminster, SC2,48249%1%
Greensboro, AL2,48225%49%
Pelican Rapids, MN2,48237%25%
Quanah, TX2,48382%67%
Hollandale, MS2,48417%65%
Petersburg, WV2,48236%26%
Source: The Petersburg, 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.