Preston County Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 4,521 students in Preston County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in West Virginia.
Public Schools in Preston County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Preston County Schools School District are Aurora School, Fellowsville Elementary School and Rowlesburg School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Preston County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in West Virginia.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the West Virginia public school average of 10% (majority Black).

Overview

School District Name
Preston 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
10 Schools
731 Schools
# Students
4,521 Students
271,744 Students
# Teachers
295 Teachers
18,861 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Preston 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 91% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WV)
Overall District Rank
#42 out of 57 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Preston County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Preston 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)
31%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Preston 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
91%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Preston 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
0.04
0.19
# American Indian Students
1 Student
251 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
7 Students
1,817 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
34 Students
4,914 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
2%
# Black Students
27 Students
11,763 Students
% Black Students
1%
4%
# White Students
4,429 Students
244,456 Students
% White Students
98%
90%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
118 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
23 Students
8,419 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
263
16,943
# Students in K Grade:
324
19,693
# Students in 1st Grade:
344
19,299
# Students in 2nd Grade:
342
19,042
# Students in 3rd Grade:
344
19,557
# Students in 4th Grade:
354
19,965
# Students in 5th Grade:
336
20,044
# Students in 6th Grade:
339
19,406
# Students in 7th Grade:
331
19,667
# Students in 8th Grade:
348
19,823
# Students in 9th Grade:
361
21,317
# Students in 10th Grade:
302
20,164
# Students in 11th Grade:
258
18,547
# Students in 12th Grade:
275
18,277
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,849 in this school district is less 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 $10,408 is less 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
$49 MM
$43 MM
This chart display total revenue of Preston 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
$47 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Preston 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
$10,849
$12,121
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Preston 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
$10,408
$11,896
This chart display average spending per public school student in Preston 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 Preston County Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Aurora School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
125 Aurora School Road
Aurora, WV 26705
(304) 735-3781
Grades: PK-8
| 172 students
Rank: #22.
Fellowsville Elementary School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
139 Fellowsville School Rd
Tunnelton, WV 26444
(304) 892-3866
Grades: K-5
| 95 students
Rank: #33.
Rowlesburg School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
46 Center Street
Rowlesburg, WV 26425
(304) 454-9311
Grades: K-8
| 95 students
Rank: #44.
Bruceton School
Math: 46% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
70 Morgantown Street
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
(304) 379-2593
Grades: PK-8
| 626 students
Rank: #55.
Kingwood Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
207 S Price Street
Kingwood, WV 26537
(304) 329-1034
Grades: PK-4
| 460 students
Rank: #66.
Preston High School
Math: 15% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
400 Knight Drive
Kingwood, WV 26537
(304) 329-0400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,196 students
Rank: #77.
Central Preston Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
64 Wildcat Way
Kingwood, WV 26537
(304) 329-0033
Grades: 5-8
| 336 students
Rank: #88.
Terra Alta/east Preston School
Math: 26% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1103 East State Avenue
Terra Alta, WV 26764
(304) 789-2344
Grades: PK-8
| 387 students
Rank: #99.
West Preston School
Math: 24% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
113 Eby School Road
Arthurdale, WV 26520
(304) 864-3835
Grades: PK-8
| 763 students
Rank: #1010.
South Preston School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5258 South Preston Highway
Tunnelton, WV 26444
(304) 568-2292
Grades: PK-8
| 391 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,521 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Btm 50% in WV)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.04

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