Quick Facts on Education
in West Virginia 2000

Public School Enrollment
(Second month, 1999-2000)

Pre kindergarten 5,985
Kindergarten 21,210
Elementary (Grades 1-8) 160,390
Jr. High/Middle school (Grades 7-9)   17,424
Secondary (Grades 9-12) 85,935
TOTAL 290,944

 

Other Vocational and Adult
Basic Education Enrollments

(1998-99).............................208,301
(Includes secondary, post secondary, adult supplemental, adult basic education and JTPA)

 

Public High Schools Graduates
(1998-99).............................19,865
General Education Development
(GED) Certificates
(1998-99).............................4,020

 

Number of Public Schools
(September 1999)
Elementary.............................627
Secondary..............................197
      TOTAL..........................824

 

Receipts by source (1998-99)
Local $643,077,482 30.2%
State $1,288,263,961 60.5%
Federal      $198,108,653 9.3%
TOTAL $2,129,450,096    100.0%

 

Per Pupil Expenditure (1998-99)
Based on average
daily attendance...........................................$6,806.27

Based on net enrollment..............................$6,479.21

 

Public Staff Ratios (1999-2000)
Pupil teacher ratio........................................13.9
Pupil administrator ratio..............................167.4

 

Public School Staff (1999-2000)
Number of professional personnel.......... 24,642
Number of school service personnel.......... 13,746

 

Standardized Test Scores (1998-99)
West Virginia American College Testing
Program (ACT) composite score........................20.2

 

West Virginia Teacher Salaries
Minimum required salaries (July 1, 1999)
A.B. degree $23,790
A.B +15 $24,617
M.A. $26,517
M.A. +15 $27,348
M.A. +30 $28,179
M.A. +45 $28,914
Doctorate $30,005

Average annual salary (1999-2000)...........$35,011
 

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