Top 10 Best Mcdowell County Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 3,096 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 Kimball Elementary School, Anawalt Elementary School and Fall River 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 23% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 37%), 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 more than the West Virginia public school average of 10% (majority Black).

Top Mcdowell County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Kimball Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    28631 Coal Heritage Road, Rout
    Kimball, WV 24853
    (304) 585-7570

    Grades: PK-5 | 219 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Anawalt Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    230 Schoolhouse Road
    Anawalt, WV 24808
    (304) 383-4849

    Grades: K-5 | 61 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Fall River Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    13 Falcon Drive
    Big Sandy, WV 24816
    (304) 656-7665

    Grades: PK-5 | 160 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Iaeger Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    182 Waters Street
    Iaeger, WV 24844
    (304) 967-7167

    Grades: PK-5 | 291 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Bradshaw Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    740 Mountaineer Highway
    Bradshaw, WV 24817
    (304) 967-7700

    Grades: PK-5 | 281 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Sandy River Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Route 80
    Avondale, WV 24811
    (304) 938-2407

    Grades: 6-8 | 213 students
  • Rank: #77.
    River View High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    512 Mountaineer Highway
    Bradshaw, WV 24817
    (304) 967-7480

    Grades: 9-12 | 473 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Mount View High School Math: 15% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    950 Mount View Road
    Welch, WV 24801
    (304) 436-2939

    Grades: 6-12 | 712 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Southside K-8 Math: 18% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    13509 Rocket Boys Drive
    War, WV 24892
    (304) 875-2283

    Grades: PK-8 | 394 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Welch Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1235 Stewart Street
    Welch, WV 24801
    (304) 436-4645

    Grades: PK-5 | 292 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Career And Technology Center Vocational School
    1 Stadium Drive
    Welch, WV 24801
    (304) 436-3488

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
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