Top 10 Best Charleston Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 35 public schools serving 12,253 students in Charleston, WV. Charleston has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in West Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Charleston, WV are Kenna Elementary School, Holz Elementary School and Overbrook Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Charleston, WV public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Charleston have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of West Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the West Virginia public school average of 10% (majority Black).

Best Charleston, WV Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kenna Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
198 Eureka Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-6104
Grades: PK-5
| 178 students
Rank: #22.
Holz Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1505 Hampton Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-1906
Grades: PK-5
| 263 students
Rank: #33.
Overbrook Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
218 Overbrook Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-6179
Grades: PK-5
| 393 students
Rank: #44.
John Adams Middle School
Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2002 Presidential Dr
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-6652
Grades: 6-8
| 751 students
Rank: #55.
Chamberlain Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4901 Venable Av S E
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 348-1969
Grades: PK-5
| 224 students
Rank: #66.
George Washington High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1522 Tennis Club Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-7729
Grades: 9-12
| 1,130 students
Rank: #77.
Mary Ingles Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
559 Big Bottom Hollow Road
Charleston, WV 25306
(304) 348-1975
Grades: PK-5
| 158 students
Rank: #88.
Kanawha City Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3601 Staunton Avenue Se
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 348-1985
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
Rank: #99.
Cross Lanes Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5525 Big Tyler Road
Charleston, WV 25313
(304) 776-2022
Grades: PK-5
| 340 students
Rank: #1010.
Elk Elementary Center
Math: 53% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3320 Pennsylvania Ave
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-7776
Grades: PK-5
| 541 students
Rank: #1111.
Point Harmony Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5312 Big Tyler Road
Charleston, WV 25313
(304) 776-3482
Grades: K-5
| 576 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Ruffner Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
809 Litz Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 348-1130
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Sissonville Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8324 Sissonville Drive
Charleston, WV 25320
(304) 348-1961
Grades: PK-4
| 266 students
Rank: #1414.
Board Of Child Care
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
715 Brown Road
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 274-3688
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1515.
Shoals Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Dutch Rd
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 227 students
Rank: #1616.
Andrew Jackson Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
5445 Big Tyler Road
Charleston, WV 25313
(304) 776-3310
Grades: 6-8
| 586 students
Rank: #1717.
Horace Mann Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(2)
4300 Maccorkle Avenue
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 348-1971
Grades: 6-8
| 535 students
Rank: #1818.
Sissonville Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 Middle School Lane
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1993
Grades: 5-8
| 615 students
Rank: #1919.
Flinn Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2006 Mcclure Parkway
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1960
Grades: PK-4
| 494 students
Rank: #2020.
Capital High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Greenbrier St
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 348-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,243 students
Rank: #2121.
Marmet Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
408 94th St
Charleston, WV 25315
(304) 949-2382
Grades: PK-5
| 141 students
Rank: #2222.
Grandview Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
959 Woodward Drive
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1928
Grades: PK-5
| 220 students
Rank: #2323.
Malden Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4001 Salinas Drive
Charleston, WV 25306
(304) 348-1973
Grades: PK-5
| 232 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Chesapeake Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
13620 Mccorkle Ave
Charleston, WV 25315
(304) 949-1121
Grades: PK-5
| 155 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Edgewood Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
550 Hawks Ridge
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6635
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #2626.
Piedmont Year-round Education
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
203 Bradford Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 348-1910
Grades: PK-5
| 390 students
Rank: #2727.
Sissonville High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6100 Sissonville Dr.
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1954
Grades: 9-12
| 593 students
Rank: #2828.
Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Florida Street
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-1902
Grades: PK-5
| 396 students
Rank: #2929.
West Virginia School For The Blind
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
301 East Main Street
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 822-3521
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Rank: #3030.
Stonewall Jackson Middle School
Math: 16% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
812 Park Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6123
Grades: 6-8
| 427 students
Rank: #3131.
Chandler Academy
Alternative School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 School Street
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-6133
Grades: 1-12
| 174 students
Rank: #3232.
West Virginia School For The Deaf-second
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
301 East Main Street
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 822-3521
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Carver Career Center
Vocational School
4799 Midland Dr
Charleston, WV 25306
(304) 348-1965
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
Garnet Career Center
Vocational School
422 Dickinson Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 348-6195
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
West Virginia School For The Deaf-elem
Special Education School
Reading: <50%
301 East Main Street
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 822-3521
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Route 1 Box 425a
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1912
Grades: K-4
| 155 students
1900 School St
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1902
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
810 Grant St
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6610
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
915 Beech Ave
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6631
Grades: PK-5
| 204 students
Mt Olive (Closed 2013)
Alternative School
1900 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston, WV 25305
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
4277 West Washington St
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6133
Grades: 6-8
| 74 students
195c Rutledge Rd
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 348-7701
Grades: K-5
| 129 students
230 Costello St
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6635
Grades: PK-5
| 196 students

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