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For the 2021 school year, there are 69 public schools serving 25,974 students in Kanawha County, WV. Kanawha County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in West Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Kanawha County, WV are Kenna Elementary School, Holz Elementary School and Montrose Elementary 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 41% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Kanawha County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% 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 10% (majority Black).

Top Kanawha County 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: #3-43.-4.
    Montrose Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    631 Montrose Drive
    South Charleston, WV 25303
    (304) 348-1930

    Grades: PK-5 | 267 students
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    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: #55.
    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: #66.
    Pinch Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    300 South Pinch Rd
    Elkview, WV 25071
    (304) 348-1943

    Grades: PK-5 | 353 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Alum Creek Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Rt 7 Box 279a
    South Charleston, WV 25309
    (304) 348-1935

    Grades: PK-5 | 188 students
  • Rank: #88.
    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: #9-109.- 10.
    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: #9-109.- 10.
    Weberwood Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    732 Gordon Road
    South Charleston, WV 25303
    (304) 348-1924

    Grades: PK-5 | 238 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Belle Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    401 E 6th Street
    Belle, WV 25015
    (304) 949-2612

    Grades: PK-5 | 256 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Midland Trail Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    200 Ferry St
    Belle, WV 25015
    (304) 949-1823

    Grades: PK-5 | 230 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Ruthlawn Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Rt 8 Box 428
    South Charleston, WV 25309
    (304) 744-9481

    Grades: PK-5 | 260 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    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: #14-1514.- 15.
    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: #1616.
    Clendenin Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5120 Elk River Road N
    Elkview, WV 25071
    (304) 965-5311

    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Central Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    900 Helene Street
    Saint Albans, WV 25177
    (304) 722-0226

    Grades: PK-5 | 399 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    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: #19-2019.- 20.
    Alban Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2030 Harrison Avenue
    Saint Albans, WV 25177
    (304) 722-0234

    Grades: PK-5 | 328 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    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: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    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: #2323.
    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: #2424.
    Bridge Elementary School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5120 Elk River Road N
    Elkview, WV 25071
    (304) 965-5501

    Grades: PK-5 | 107 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    South Charleston Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    400 Third Avenue
    South Charleston, WV 25303
    (304) 348-1918

    Grades: 6-8 | 339 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    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: #2727.
    Saint Albans High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2100 Kanawha Terrace
    Saint Albans, WV 25177
    (304) 722-0212

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,028 student
  • Rank: #2828.
    Nitro High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1300 Park Avenue
    Nitro, WV 25143
    (304) 755-4321

    Grades: 9-12 | 788 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    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: #3030.
    Cedar Grove Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    200 John Street
    Cedar Grove, WV 25039
    (304) 949-1642

    Grades: PK-5 | 216 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Elkview Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5090 N Elk River Rd
    Elkview, WV 25071
    (304) 348-1947

    Grades: 6-8 | 637 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    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: #3333.
    Lakewood Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2089 Lakewood Drive
    Saint Albans, WV 25177
    (304) 722-0200

    Grades: PK-5 | 291 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Nitro Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1921 19th Street
    Nitro, WV 25143
    (304) 755-2451

    Grades: PK-5 | 415 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    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
  • Show 34 more public schools in Kanawha County, WV (out of 69 total schools)
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