Kanawha County Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 69 public schools serving 26,272 students in Kanawha County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in West Virginia.
Public Schools in Kanawha County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Kanawha County Schools School District 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. Kanawha County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in West Virginia.
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 Rankings

Kanawha County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in West Virginia for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Kanawha County Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WV)
# Schools
69 Schools
731 Schools
# Students
26,272 Students
271,744 Students
# Teachers
1,719 Teachers
18,861 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Kanawha County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 57 school districts in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 76% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WV)
Overall District Rank
#9 out of 57 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Kanawha County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kanawha County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WV by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
41%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kanawha County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WV by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Kanawha County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of WV by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.31
0.19
# American Indian Students
20 Students
251 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
333 Students
1,817 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
256 Students
4,914 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
2%
# Black Students
2,810 Students
11,763 Students
% Black Students
11%
4%
# White Students
21,662 Students
244,456 Students
% White Students
82%
90%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
118 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,176 Students
8,419 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,419
16,943
# Students in K Grade:
1,863
19,693
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,847
19,299
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,777
19,042
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,886
19,557
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,967
19,965
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,931
20,044
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,898
19,406
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,945
19,667
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,006
19,823
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,240
21,317
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,966
20,164
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,800
18,547
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,727
18,277
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,940 is higher than the state median of $12,121. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,795 is higher than the state median of $11,896. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (WV)
Total Revenue
$340 MM
$43 MM
This chart display total revenue of Kanawha County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$336 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Kanawha County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,940
$12,121
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Kanawha County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,795
$11,896
This chart display average spending per public school student in Kanawha County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Kanawha County Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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.
Montrose Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
631 Montrose Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 348-1930
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Rank: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #8 - 98. - 9.
Midland Trail Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Ferry St
Belle, WV 25015
(304) 949-1823
Grades: PK-5
| 230 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Ruthlawn Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rt 8 Box 428
South Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 744-9481
Grades: PK-5
| 260 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Belle Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 E 6th Street
Belle, WV 25015
(304) 949-2612
Grades: PK-5
| 256 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Pinch Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 South Pinch Rd
Elkview, WV 25071
(304) 348-1943
Grades: PK-5
| 353 students
Rank: #1212.
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: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Andrews Heights Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(3)
7776 Coal River Road
Tornado, WV 25202
(304) 722-0232
Grades: PK-5
| 298 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
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: #13 - 1513. - 15.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Alban Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2030 Harrison Avenue
Saint Albans, WV 25177
(304) 722-0234
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Central Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 Helene Street
Saint Albans, WV 25177
(304) 722-0226
Grades: PK-5
| 399 students
Rank: #1818.
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: #1919.
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: #2020.
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: #2121.
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: #22 - 2322. - 23.
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: #22 - 2322. - 23.
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: #2424.
South Charleston Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 Third Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 348-1918
Grades: 6-8
| 339 students
Rank: #2525.
Alum Creek Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rt 7 Box 279a
South Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 348-1935
Grades: PK-5
| 188 students
Rank: #2626.
Nitro High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
1300 Park Avenue
Nitro, WV 25143
(304) 755-4321
Grades: 9-12
| 788 students
Rank: #2727.
Saint Albans High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2100 Kanawha Terrace
Saint Albans, WV 25177
(304) 722-0212
Grades: 9-12
| 1,028 students
Rank: #2828.
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: #2929.
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: #3030.
Lakewood Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2089 Lakewood Drive
Saint Albans, WV 25177
(304) 722-0200
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
Rank: #3131.
Bridge Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5120 Elk River Road N
Elkview, WV 25071
(304) 965-5501
Grades: PK-5
| 107 students
Rank: #3232.
Nitro Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1921 19th Street
Nitro, WV 25143
(304) 755-2451
Grades: PK-5
| 415 students
Rank: #3333.
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: #3434.
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: #3535.
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
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 26,272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in WV)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31

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