Wetzel County Schools School District

333 FOUNDRY STREET
NEW MARTINSVILLE , WV 26155
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 4 public middle schools serving 1,527 students in Wetzel County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public middle schools in West Virginia.
Public Middle Schools in Wetzel County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the West Virginia public middle school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 42% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Wetzel County Schools School District are Long Drain School, New Martinsville School and Paden City High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the West Virginia public middle school average of 9% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WV)
# Schools
9 Schools
205 Schools
# Students
2,370 Students
77,136 Students
# Teachers
241 Teachers
5,586 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

Wetzel 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 90-94% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WV)
Overall District Rank
#30 out of 57 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wetzel County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wetzel 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)
29%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wetzel 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
90-94%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wetzel 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
0.06
0.18
# American Indian Students
2 Students
68 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
11 Students
384 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
n/a
# Hispanic Students
29 Students
1,382 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
2%
# Black Students
13 Students
2,731 Students
% Black Students
1%
4%
# White Students
2,293 Students
69,919 Students
% White Students
97%
91%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
25 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
21 Students
2,627 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
166
1,294
# Students in K Grade:
187
1,477
# Students in 1st Grade:
153
1,332
# Students in 2nd Grade:
152
1,533
# Students in 3rd Grade:
151
1,516
# Students in 4th Grade:
176
1,575
# Students in 5th Grade:
154
4,502
# Students in 6th Grade:
122
18,520
# Students in 7th Grade:
171
19,688
# Students in 8th Grade:
170
19,846
# Students in 9th Grade:
205
1,472
# Students in 10th Grade:
173
1,559
# Students in 11th Grade:
205
1,483
# Students in 12th Grade:
185
1,339
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,889 is higher than the state median of $14,206. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,259 is higher than the state median of $13,401. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (WV)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$45 MM
$44 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wetzel County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$43 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Wetzel County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WV by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,889
$14,206
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wetzel 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
$18,259
$13,401
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wetzel 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 Wetzel County Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Long Drain School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rt 1 Box 108-a
Metz, WV 26585
(304) 775-4221
Grades: PK-8
| 177 students
Rank: #22.
New Martinsville School
Math: 42% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
20 E Benjamin Drive
New Martinsville, WV 26155
(304) 455-2291
Grades: PK-8
| 815 students
Rank: #33.
Paden City High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
201 N Fourth Avenue
Paden City, WV 26159
(304) 337-2267
Grades: 7-12
| 181 students
Rank: #44.
Short Line School
Math: 34% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9817 Shortline Highway
Reader, WV 26167
(304) 386-4115
Grades: PK-8
| 354 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 9
  • Enrollment: 2,370 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in WV)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

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