Welch Elementary School
Welch Elementary School's student population of 292 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-5|
|Total Students||292 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
Welch Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 644 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Welch Elementary School is 0.30, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (WV)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#641 out of 644 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||15:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Mcdowell County Schools School District|
Nearby Public Schools
The nearest high school to Welch Elementary School is Career And Technology Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Mount View High School (3.2 miles away)
- School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
- Welch Career And Technology Center Grades: 9-12
1 Stadium Drive
Welch, WV 24801
(304) 436-3488 0.9 9-12 n/a
- Kimball Kimball Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 219 students
28631 Coal Heritage Road, Rout
Kimball, WV 24853
(304) 585-7570 4.7 PK-5 219
- Big Sandy Fall River Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 160 students
13 Falcon Drive
Big Sandy, WV 24816
(304) 656-7665 7 PK-5 160
- Pineville Pineville Middle School Grades: 5-8 | 245 students
607 River Road
Pineville, WV 24874
(304) 732-6442 9.7 5-8 245
We recently moved into the Welch area. We have 4 children, 3 who attend Welch Elementary. We previously lived in Virginia in a growing city outside of Washington D.C. I will have to admit that my fears of my children attending this school were great to say the least. They attended a public school in a county with 58 other elementary schools. Their school had the best scores in the entire county and was a school of excellence since it's opening. But, I will say that I am proud that my children attend Welch Elementary. Mr. Spence is the best principal my children have ever had. They love the school. One thing we have noticed visiting the school during school hours is the behavior of the students. All of the children seem to have a respect for the staff. The staff has control over the students. The cafeteria was extremely quiet and from what I could gather there were at least 5 classes in there at the time. My children have commented on how structured the school is. The amount of physical activity the children receive is great. They have P.E. once a day. There is sufficient extracurricular activities, but they don't out weigh the academics. I believe there should be fun but learning is the priority. I have noticed the entire staff seems to be there for the students and not the pay. They are there for the students education and not for the benefits. Which coming from a big city you find a lot of teachers who seem to not care about teaching the children. We are greatly excited about this school and look forward to many good years to come. Thank you teachers and staff for giving my children the chance to receive a good education. Mark & Tonia Muncy
- Posted by Parent - sixmu
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