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* [http://www.sos.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx West Virginia Secretary of State]
 
* [http://wvde.state.wv.us/ West Virginia Board of Education]
 
* [http://wvde.state.wv.us/ West Virginia Board of Education]
 
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Revision as of 17:22, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in West Virginia
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Charles K. Heinlein
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
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West Virginia school districts
List of school districts in West Virginia
West Virginia
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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.

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in West Virginia as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in West Virginia as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic Information for West Virginia's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 327 0.12% 1.10%
Asian 2,000 0.71% 4.68%
African American 14,266 5.04% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 100 0.04% 0.42%
Hispanic 3,368 1.19% 24.37%
White 259,435 91.72% 51.21%
Two or More 3,374 1.19% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

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 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.[8] 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


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