Welch Elementary School
- Welch Elementary School's student population of 292 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
|School Type||Magnet School|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-5|
|Total Students||292 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Welch Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School||State Level (WV)|
|Overall School Rank||--|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)||20-24%|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)||20-24%|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||15:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch||n/a|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch||n/a|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||MCDOWELL COUNTY SCHOOLS School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Welch Career And Technology Center Grades: PK-12
Welch, WV 24801
(304)436-3488 0.9 PK-12 n/a
- Kimball Kimball Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 229 students
Kimball, WV 24853
(304)585-7570 4.7 PK-5 229
- Big Sandy Fall River Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 161 students
Big Sandy, WV 24816
(304)656-7665 7.0 PK-5 161
- Pineville Pineville Middle School Grades: 5-8 | 244 students
607 River Road
Pineville, WV 24874
(304)732-6442 9.7 5-8 244
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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