Welch school information

IndexWelchWest VirginiaNational
Average Test Scores17%39%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools550979,221
Total private schools111524,874
Total post-secondary schools1787,963
The Welch, WV educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Welch public schools have average test scores of 17% which is 56% lower than than the West Virginia average and 65% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Welch public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in West Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 54.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 52.4% have completed high school, 7.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Welch are 65% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Welch.
  • 54.1% of people in Welch have completed 8th grade.
  • 52.4% of people in Welch have completed high school.
  • 7.6% of people in Welch have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Welch

IndexWelchWest VirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade54.1%80.9%84.3%
Completed high school52.4%78.6%83.0%
Completed some college30.2%44.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree11.8%26.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors7.6%19.6%30.3%
Completed masters2.8%7.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%2.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.8%1.3%

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

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Big Sandy, WV22047%4%
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Mullens, WV1,70137%25%
Welch, WV3,04317%65%

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Welch, WV3,04317%65%
Source: The Welch, 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.