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  • Westwood Elementary
  • 4083 Us Hwy 221s, West Jefferson
  • Ashe County Schools
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 592
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Ashe County High
  • Po Box 450, West Jefferson
  • Ashe County Schools
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 953
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1

West Jefferson school information

IndexWest JeffersonNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores53%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:115:116:1
Total public schools21,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1837,963
The West Jefferson, NC educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. West Jefferson public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 21% higher than than the North Carolina average and 8% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Jefferson public schools is 13:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.9% have completed high school, 20.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in West Jefferson

IndexWest JeffersonNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.3%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school72.9%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college52.8%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.1%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.8%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.7%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.3%1.3%

West Jefferson, NC School Districts

Ashe County Schools

There are a total of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in West Jefferson. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for West Jefferson, NC schools is 53%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In West Jefferson, NC, an average of 76.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 72.9% have completed high school.

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Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Boone, NC18,24160%21%
Jefferson, NC1,42556%14%
Millers Creek, NC1,80151%3%
West Jefferson, NC1,47353%8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Snyder, OK1,47379%60%
Nunda, NY1,47353%7%
Vevay, IN1,47366%34%
Bells, TX1,47382%67%
Mariposa, CA1,47235%29%
West Jefferson, NC1,47353%8%
Source: The West Jefferson, NC 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.