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For the 2021 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 37%), 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).

Top Charleston, WV Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Kenna Elementary School Math: 85-89% | 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.
    George Washington High School Math: 58% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1522 Tennis Club Rd
    Charleston, WV 25314
    (304) 348-7729

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,130 student
  • Rank: #55.
    John Adams Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2002 Presidential Dr
    Charleston, WV 25314
    (304) 348-6652

    Grades: 6-8 | 751 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Mary Ingles Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    559 Big Bottom Hollow Road
    Charleston, WV 25306
    (304) 348-1975

    Grades: PK-5 | 158 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Chamberlain Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4901 Venable Av S E
    Charleston, WV 25304
    (304) 348-1969

    Grades: PK-5 | 224 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Kanawha City Elementary School Math: 55-59% | 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.
    Ruffner Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    809 Litz Drive
    Charleston, WV 25311
    (304) 348-1130

    Grades: PK-5 | 286 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Sissonville Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8324 Sissonville Drive
    Charleston, WV 25320
    (304) 348-1961

    Grades: PK-4 | 266 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Elk Elementary Center Math: 58% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3320 Pennsylvania Ave
    Charleston, WV 25302
    (304) 348-7776

    Grades: PK-5 | 541 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Point Harmony Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5312 Big Tyler Road
    Charleston, WV 25313
    (304) 776-3482

    Grades: K-5 | 576 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Cross Lanes Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5525 Big Tyler Road
    Charleston, WV 25313
    (304) 776-2022

    Grades: PK-5 | 340 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    West Virginia School For The Deaf-elem Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    301 East Main Street
    Charleston, WV 25305
    (304) 822-3521

    Grades: PK-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Andrew Jackson Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5445 Big Tyler Road
    Charleston, WV 25313
    (304) 776-3310

    Grades: 6-8 | 586 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    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: #1717.
    Flinn Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2006 Mcclure Parkway
    Charleston, WV 25312
    (304) 348-1960

    Grades: PK-4 | 494 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Horace Mann Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4300 Maccorkle Avenue
    Charleston, WV 25304
    (304) 348-1971

    Grades: 6-8 | 535 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Sissonville Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Middle School Lane
    Charleston, WV 25312
    (304) 348-1993

    Grades: 5-8 | 615 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Marmet Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    408 94th St
    Charleston, WV 25315
    (304) 949-2382

    Grades: PK-5 | 141 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Capital High School Math: 22% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1500 Greenbrier St
    Charleston, WV 25311
    (304) 348-6500

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,243 student
  • Rank: #2222.
    Chesapeake Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    13620 Mccorkle Ave
    Charleston, WV 25315
    (304) 949-1121

    Grades: PK-5 | 155 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Edgewood Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    550 Hawks Ridge
    Charleston, WV 25302
    (304) 348-6635

    Grades: PK-5 | 446 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Grandview Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    959 Woodward Drive
    Charleston, WV 25312
    (304) 348-1928

    Grades: PK-5 | 220 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    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: #2626.
    Sissonville High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6100 Sissonville Dr.
    Charleston, WV 25312
    (304) 348-1954

    Grades: 9-12 | 593 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Piedmont Year-round Education Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    203 Bradford Street
    Charleston, WV 25301
    (304) 348-1910

    Grades: PK-5 | 390 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    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 student
  • Rank: #2929.
    Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Florida Street
    Charleston, WV 25302
    (304) 348-1902

    Grades: PK-5 | 396 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Stonewall Jackson Middle School Math: 17% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    812 Park Avenue
    Charleston, WV 25302
    (304) 348-6123

    Grades: 6-8 | 427 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Chandler Academy Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | 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 student
  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    Board Of Child Care Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    715 Brown Road
    Charleston, WV 25305
    (304) 274-3688

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    Carver Career Center Vocational School
    4799 Midland Dr
    Charleston, WV 25306
    (304) 348-1965

    Grades: 11-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #33-3533.- 35.
    Garnet Career Center Vocational School
    422 Dickinson Street
    Charleston, WV 25301
    (304) 348-6195

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
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