Quick Facts on Education
in West Virginia 1999

Public School Enrollment
(Second month, 1998-99)

Pre kindergarten 5,808
Kindergarten 21,812
Elementary (Grades 1-8) 161,284
Jr. High/Middle school (Grades 7-9)   19,393
Secondary (Grades 9-12) 88,262
TOTAL 296,559

 

Other Vocational and Adult
Basic Education Enrollments

(1997-98).............................198,435
(Includes secondary, post secondary, adult supplemental, adult basic education and JTPA)

 

Public High Schools Graduates
(1997-98).............................20,127
General Education Development
(GED) Certificates
(1997-98).............................3,961

 

Number of Public Schools
(September 1998)
Elementary.............................629
Secondary..............................205
      TOTAL..........................834

 

Receipts by source (1997-98)
Local $615,398,145 30.1%
State $1,237,052,003 60.5%
Federal      $191,801,288 9.4%
TOTAL $2,044,251,426    100.0%

 

Per Pupil Expenditure (1997-98)
Based on average
daily attendance...........................................$6,335.93

Based on net enrollment..............................$5,992.38

 

Public Staff Ratios (1998-99)
Pupil teacher ratio........................................14.2
Pupil administrator ratio..............................172.7

 

Public School Staff (1998-99)
Number of professional personnel.......... 24,484
Number of school service personnel.......... 13,849

 

Standardized Test Scores (1997-98)
West Virginia American College Testing
Program (ACT) composite score........................20.1

 

West Virginia Teacher Salaries
Minimum required salaries (July 1, 1998)
A.B. degree $23,024
A.B +15 $23,861
M.A. $25,761
M.A. +15 $26,592
M.A. +30 $27,423
M.A. +45 $28,158
Doctorate $29,249

Average annual salary (1998-99)...........$34,248
 

Note: ( Unless otherwise noted, source is the West Virginia Department of Education)