Mcdowell County Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 2,706 students in Mcdowell County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in West Virginia.
Public Schools in Mcdowell County Schools School District 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).
The top ranked public schools in Mcdowell County Schools School District 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 Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in West Virginia.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the West Virginia public school average of 11% (majority Black).

Overview

School District Name
Mcdowell County Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WV)
# Schools
10 Schools
712 Schools
# Students
2,706 Students
254,313 Students
# Teachers
206 Teachers
18,528 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Mcdowell County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 87% has increased from 75% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WV)
Overall District Rank
#55 out of 57 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Mcdowell County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mcdowell 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)
23%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mcdowell 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
87%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Mcdowell 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
0.21
0.20
# American Indian Students
n/a
202 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
n/a
1,598 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
14 Students
5,172 Students
% Hispanic Students
n/a
2%
# Black Students
206 Students
10,465 Students
% Black Students
8%
4%
# White Students
2,403 Students
227,011 Students
% White Students
89%
89%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
123 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
83 Students
9,742 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
182
13,016
# Students in K Grade:
162
17,438
# Students in 1st Grade:
165
15,878
# Students in 2nd Grade:
202
18,048
# Students in 3rd Grade:
195
17,752
# Students in 4th Grade:
198
17,983
# Students in 5th Grade:
197
18,294
# Students in 6th Grade:
210
19,184
# Students in 7th Grade:
201
19,688
# Students in 8th Grade:
221
19,846
# Students in 9th Grade:
189
20,814
# Students in 10th Grade:
206
20,206
# Students in 11th Grade:
183
18,561
# Students in 12th Grade:
195
17,605
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,250 is higher than the state median of $14,206. The school district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,071 is higher than the state median of $13,401. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WV)
Total Revenue
$44 MM
$44 MM
This chart display total revenue of Mcdowell County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$41 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Mcdowell County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,250
$14,206
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Mcdowell 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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,071
$13,401
This chart display average spending per public school student in Mcdowell 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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Mcdowell County Schools School District 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

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Mcdowell County Schools
  • 30 CENTRAL AVENUE, WELCH, WV, 24801
  • (304) 436-8441
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 2,706 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in WV)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.21

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