Jefferson County Public Schools

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There are 16 public schools in Jefferson County County, West Virginia, serving 8,842 students.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the West Virginia state average of 8%.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the state average of 14:1.

Jefferson County Public Schools

County Statistics

About Jefferson County County County Statistics (WV) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 55,070 people 1,811,052 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 24% 14%
Median Household Income $52,567 $33,992
Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.
Did You Know?
Jefferson County, WV public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of .57, which is higher than the West Virginia average of .15. The most diverse school district in Jefferson County is Harmony Science Academy School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in West Virginia or in the USA.