Terra Alta Public Schools

There is 1 public school in Terra Alta, WV, serving 421 students.
Minority enrollment is 1% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the West Virginia state average of 8%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the state average of 14:1.

Terra Alta, West Virginia

  • School Location Students Grades
  • Terra AltaTerra Alta/east Preston School
    1103 East State Ave
    Terra AltaWV26764
    (304)789-2596
    421 students | Gr. PK-8

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Did You Know?
Terra Alta, 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 0.02, which is lower than the West Virginia average of 0.13. The most diverse school in Terra Alta is Terra Alta/east Preston School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in West Virginia or in the USA.