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State of West Virginia Summary

There are 57 districts, 759 public schools, and charter schools in West Virginia serving 282,870 students. Financially the state of West Virginia spends approximately $12,369 per student. There are 20,247 full-time teachers receiving a total of $1,116,784,886 in salaries and $747,810,256 in total benefits. 126,266 students receive a free lunch and 23,141 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 57
Total Schools: 759
Charter Schools:
Full-time Teachers: 20,247
Total Students: 282,870
LEP / ELL Students: 1,914
IEP Students: 44,924
Freshman Graduation Rate: 78%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 126,266
Reduced Lunch: 23,141
Revenue Per Student: $12,369
Salaries: $1,116,784,886
Employee Benefits: $747,810,256

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

West Virginia Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 48.40%
Grade 4 Reading 47.20%
Elementary School Science 40.50%
Grade 8 Math 43.70%
Grade 8 Reading 50.70%
Middle School Science 41.90%
High School Math 44.90%
High School Reading 47.30%
High School Science 40.70%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.