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West Virginia school districts

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K-12 Education in West Virginia
State Superintendent: James Phares
Number of students: 282,870[1]
Number of teachers: 20,247
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:14
Number of school districts: 57
Number of schools: 759
Graduation rate: 79%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $11,846[3]
See also
Public education in West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Education
West Virginia school districts
List of school districts in West Virginia
West Virginia

West Virginia is home to 57 school districts, 759 schools and 282,870 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

The current Superintendent of Schools is James Phares. The following lists current members of the West Virginia Board of Education:[5]

  • Gayle C. Manchin, President
  • Michael I. Green, Vice President
  • Robert W. Dunlevy, Secretary
  • Thomas Campbell
  • Tina H. Combs
  • Lloyd G. Jackson, II
  • L. Wade Linger, Jr.
  • William M. White

The board includes three non-voting members: James Phares, James Skidmore from the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education and Dr. Paul Hill from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.


The following list details the racial demographics of West Virginia schools according to the U.S. Department of Education:[4]

Racial demographics
Race  % of West Virginia students
American Indian 1
Asian 1
African American 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
White 92
Two or more 1

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: West Virginia school board elections, 2014

A total of nine West Virginia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 26 seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections for May 2014. The districts listed below served 125,813 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[6]

2014 West Virginia School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Berkley County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 17,720
Cabell County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 12,700
Harrison County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 11,128
Kanawha County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 28,458
Mercer County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 9,611
Monongalia County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 10,731
Putnam County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 9,631
Raleigh County Schools 5/13/2014 3 5 12,372
Wood County Schools 5/13/2014 2 5 13,462

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