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'''West Virginia''' is home to 57 school districts,
'''West Virginia''' is home to 57 school districts, schools and 282,K-12 students.<ref name=WVirginia>[http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/edfacts/state-profiles/westvirginia.pdf ''U.S. Department of Education,'' "2012 EDFacts State Profile," Accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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[[Category:State school district portals]]
[[Category:State school district portals]]
Revision as of 13:08, 24 March 2014
|K-12 Education in West Virginia|
|State Superintendent: Charles K. Heinlein|
|Number of students: 282,870|
|Number of teachers: 20,247|
|Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:14|
|Number of school districts: 57|
|Number of schools: 759|
|Graduation rate: 79%|
|Per-pupil spending: $11,846|
|West Virginia Department of Education • List of school districts in West Virginia • West Virginia • School boards portal|
|Education policy project|
|Public education in the United States |
Public education in West Virginia
Glossary of education terms
West Virginia is home to 57 school districts, 759 schools and 282,870 K-12 students.
- 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:
|Race||% of West Virginia students|
|Two or more||1|
School board elections
A total of nine West Virginia school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 26 seats. Each district held elections on May 13, 2014.
Here are several quick facts about West Virginia's school board elections in 2014:
- The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Kanawha County Schools with 28,458 K-12 students.
- The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Mercer County Schools with 9,611 K-12 students.
- All nine districts had three seats up for election in 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. Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.
|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||3||5||13,462|
- West Virginia
- List of school districts in West Virginia
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- National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
- ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
- United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
- U.S. Department of Education, "2012 EDFacts State Profile," Accessed August 8, 2013
- West Virginia Department of Education, "Board of Education," Accessed August 8, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
State of West Virginia
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