Capital High School

  • Capital High School serves 1,250 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Capital High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 10%.

Top Placements

Capital High School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

  • Capital High School's student population of 1,250 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,250 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Capital High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 639 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Capital High School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.18. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall School Rank#491 out of 639 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
33%
4%
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White
62%
90%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Capital High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WV.
Diversity Score0.510.18
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Graduation Rate
73%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
14%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Capital High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKanawha County Schools School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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  • Charleston Shoals Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 220 students
    1.6 miles
    100 Dutch Rd
    Charleston, WV 25302
    (304)348-1900
    1.6 PK-5 220
  • Charleston Ruffner Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 294 students
    1.7 miles
    809 Litz Drive
    Charleston, WV 25311
    (304)348-1130
    1.7 PK-5 294
  • Charleston Elk Elementary Center Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 514 students
    1.8 miles
    3320 Pennsylvania Ave
    Charleston, WV 25302
    (304)348-7776
    1.8 PK-5 514
  • Charleston Kanawha City Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 309 students
    3.0 miles
    3601 Staunton Avenue Se
    Charleston, WV 25304
    (304)348-1985
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  • Charleston Kanawha County Schools Academy Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 6-12 | 202 students
    3.1 miles
    200 Elizabeth Street
    Charleston, WV 25312
    (304)348-7731
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