Top 10 Best Kanawha County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 71 public schools serving 24,875 students in Kanawha County, WV (there are 12 private schools, serving 2,031 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Kanawha County, WV are educated in public schools (compared to the WV state average of 95%).
The top ranked public schools in Kanawha County, WV are Holz Elementary School, Kenna Elementary School and George Washington High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kanawha County, WV public schools have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 40% statewide average). Schools in Kanawha County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of West Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the West Virginia public school average of 11% (majority Black).

Best Kanawha County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Holz Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1505 Hampton Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-1906
Grades: PK-5
| 276 students
Rank: #22.
Kenna Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
198 Eureka Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-6104
Grades: PK-5
| 170 students
Rank: #33.
George Washington High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1522 Tennis Club Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-7729
Grades: 9-12
| 1,192 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Rock Branch Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4616 1st Ave
Nitro, WV 25143
(304) 755-1443
Grades: PK-5
| 230 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Weberwood Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
732 Gordon Road
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 348-1924
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
Rank: #66.
Overbrook Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
218 Overbrook Rd
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-6179
Grades: K-5
| 366 students
Rank: #77.
John Adams Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2002 Presidential Dr
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 348-6652
Grades: 6-8
| 712 students
Rank: #88.
Herbert Hoover High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5096 Elk River Road North
Elkview, WV 25071
(304) 965-3394
Grades: 9-12
| 776 students
Rank: #99.
Montrose Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
631 Montrose Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 348-1930
Grades: PK-5
| 215 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Mary Ingles Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
559 Big Bottom Hollow Road
Charleston, WV 25306
(304) 348-1975
Grades: PK-5
| 154 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Pinch Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 South Pinch Rd
Elkview, WV 25071
(304) 348-1943
Grades: K-5
| 320 students
Rank: #1212.
Saint Albans High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2100 Kanawha Terrace
Saint Albans, WV 25177
(304) 722-0212
Grades: 9-12
| 977 students
Rank: #1313.
Cross Lanes Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5525 Big Tyler Road
Charleston, WV 25313
(304) 776-2022
Grades: PK-5
| 295 students
Rank: #1414.
Ruthlawn Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
736 Ruthdale Road
South Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 744-9481
Grades: PK-5
| 238 students
Rank: #1515.
Sissonville Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Middle School Lane
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1993
Grades: 5-8
| 554 students
Rank: #1616.
Horace Mann Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4300 Maccorkle Avenue
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 348-1971
Grades: 6-8
| 430 students
Rank: #1717.
Shoals Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Dutch Rd
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-1900
Grades: PK-5
| 215 students
Rank: #1818.
Nitro High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1300 Park Avenue
Nitro, WV 25143
(304) 755-4321
Grades: 9-12
| 804 students
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
Clendenin Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5120 Elk River Road N
Elkview, WV 25071
(304) 965-5311
Grades: PK-5
| 308 students
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
Elk Elementary Center
Math: 37% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3320 Pennsylvania Ave
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-7776
Grades: PK-5
| 494 students
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
Midland Trail Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
200 Ferry St
Belle, WV 25015
(304) 949-1823
Grades: PK-5
| 153 students
Rank: #19 - 2219. - 22.
Ruffner Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
809 Litz Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 348-1130
Grades: PK-5
| 264 students
Rank: #2323.
Capital High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 Greenbrier St
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 348-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,163 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Alban Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2030 Harrison Avenue
Saint Albans, WV 25177
(304) 722-0234
Grades: PK-5
| 251 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Andrews Heights Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7776 Coal River Road
Tornado, WV 25202
(304) 722-0232
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
Rank: #2626.
Point Harmony Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5312 Big Tyler Road
Charleston, WV 25313
(304) 776-3482
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
Rank: #2727.
South Charleston High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1 Eagle Way
South Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 766-0352
Grades: 9-12
| 990 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Belle Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
401 E 6th Street
Belle, WV 25015
(304) 949-2612
Grades: PK-5
| 287 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Chamberlain Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4901 Venable Av S E
Charleston, WV 25304
(304) 348-1969
Grades: K-5
| 213 students
Rank: #3030.
Elkview Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5090 N Elk River Rd
Elkview, WV 25071
(304) 348-1947
Grades: 6-8
| 594 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Edgewood Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
550 Hawks Ridge
Charleston, WV 25302
(304) 348-6635
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Nitro Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1921 19th Street
Nitro, WV 25143
(304) 755-2451
Grades: PK-5
| 353 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Alum Creek Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4540 Brounland Road
South Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 348-1935
Grades: PK-5
| 172 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Flinn Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2006 Mcclure Parkway
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1960
Grades: PK-4
| 412 students
Rank: #3535.
Riverside High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
#1 Warrior Way
Belle, WV 25015
(304) 348-1996
Grades: 9-12
| 1,263 students
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Kanawha County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Route 1 Box 425a
Charleston, WV 25312
(304) 348-1912
Grades: K-4
| 155 students
5120 Elk River Road N
Elkview, WV 25071
(304) 965-5501
Grades: PK-5
| 86 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
60 Manfred Holland Way
Dunbar, WV 25064
(304) 766-3502
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
Mt Olive (Closed 2013)
Alternative School
1900 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston, WV 25305
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
820 Mallory Road
Dunbar, WV 25064
(304) 766-0376
Grades: 5-12
| 34 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
301 East Main Street
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 822-3521
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kanawha County, WV?
The top ranked public schools in Kanawha County, WV include Holz Elementary School, Kenna Elementary School and George Washington High School.
How many public schools are located in Kanawha County, WV?
71 public schools are located in Kanawha County, WV.
What percentage of students in Kanawha County, WV go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Kanawha County, WV are educated in public schools (compared to the WV state average of 95%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kanawha County, WV?
Kanawha County, WV public schools minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the West Virginia public schools average of 11% (majority Black).

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