Top 10 Best Mcdowell County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 2,706 students in Mcdowell County, WV. Mcdowell County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in West Virginia.
The top ranked public schools in Mcdowell County, WV are Bradshaw Elementary School, Fall River Elementary School and Kimball Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Mcdowell County, WV public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Mcdowell County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of West Virginia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the West Virginia public school average of 11% (majority Black).

Best Mcdowell County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bradshaw Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
740 Mountaineer Highway
Bradshaw, WV 24817
(304) 967-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 256 students
Rank: #22.
Fall River Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
13 Falcon Drive
Big Sandy, WV 24816
(304) 656-7665
Grades: PK-5
| 143 students
Rank: #33.
Kimball Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
28631 Coal Heritage Road, Rout
Kimball, WV 24853
(304) 585-7570
Grades: PK-5
| 205 students
Rank: #44.
Iaeger Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
182 Waters Street
Iaeger, WV 24844
(304) 967-7167
Grades: PK-5
| 243 students
Rank: #55.
Sandy River Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Route 80
Avondale, WV 24811
(304) 938-2407
Grades: 6-8
| 261 students
Rank: #66.
River View High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
512 Mountaineer Highway
Bradshaw, WV 24817
(304) 967-7480
Grades: 9-12
| 415 students
Rank: #77.
Mount View High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
950 Mount View Road
Welch, WV 24801
(304) 436-2939
Grades: 6-12
| 621 students
Rank: #88.
Southside K-8
Math: 17% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
13509 Rocket Boys Drive
War, WV 24892
(304) 875-2283
Grades: PK-8
| 329 students
Rank: #99.
Welch Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1235 Stewart Street
Welch, WV 24801
(304) 436-4645
Grades: PK-5
| 233 students
Rank: n/an/a
Career And Technology Center
Vocational School
1 Stadium Drive
Welch, WV 24801
(304) 436-3488
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Mcdowell County, WV

Mcdowell County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
230 Schoolhouse Road
Anawalt, WV 24808
(304) 383-4849
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
Po Box 119
Bartley, WV 24813
(304) 967-7610
Grades: K-8
| 79 students
Road 9 - Off Route 16
Berwind, WV 24815
(304) 875-3416
Grades: PK-8
| 161 students
1 Owl's Nest Dr
War, WV 24892
(304) 875-2287
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Po Box 250
Gary, WV 24836
(304) 448-2445
Grades: PK-6
| 108 students
Waters St
Iaeger, WV 24844
(304) 938-2431
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Drawer V
Northfork, WV 24868
(304) 862-3331
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
960 Mount View Road
Welch, WV 24801
(304) 436-4657
Grades: 6-8
| 389 students
Drawer E
Maybeury, WV 24861
(304) 827-4205
Grades: PK-6
| 215 students
Main Street Route 16
War, WV 24892
(304) 875-2942
Grades: PK-8
| 371 students

Recent Articles

School Safety: Shootings
School Safety: Shootings
Teachers and parents must be prepared for anything that impacts the safety of our young people.
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
What are the Top High Schools in Boston?
We review recent rankings from Boston Magazine that shows the top-rated high schools in this extensive school district.
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
An Overview of the Funding of Public Schools
Learn about how public schools are funded today and how the federal and local monies are allocated.