Welch Elementary School

1235 Stewart Street
Welch, WV 24801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Welch Elementary School serves 292 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Welch Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black).

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Welch Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

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 OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students292 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

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 DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#641 out of 644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
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2%
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Black
11%
4%
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White
83%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.300.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMcdowell County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Welch Career And Technology Center Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.9 miles
    1 Stadium Drive
    Welch, WV 24801
    (304) 436-3488
    0.9 9-12 n/a
  • Welch Mount View High School Math: 15% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 712 students
    3.2 miles
    950 Mount View Road
    Welch, WV 24801
    (304) 436-2939
    3.2 6-12 712
  • Kimball Kimball Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 219 students
    4.7 miles
    28631 Coal Heritage Road, Rout
    Kimball, WV 24853
    (304) 585-7570
    4.7 PK-5 219
  • Big Sandy Fall River Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 160 students
    7.0 miles
    13 Falcon Drive
    Big Sandy, WV 24816
    (304) 656-7665
    7 PK-5 160
  • Pineville Pineville Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 245 students
    9.7 miles
    607 River Road
    Pineville, WV 24874
    (304) 732-6442
    9.7 5-8 245

School Reviews

5  
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
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