Quick Facts on Education
in West Virginia 2001

Public School Enrollment
(Second month, 2000-2001)

Pre kindergarten 6,150
Kindergarten 20,928
Elementary (Grades 1-8) 159,699
Jr. High/Middle school (Grades 7-9)   15,825
Secondary (Grades 9-12) 83,183
TOTAL 285,785

 

Other Vocational and Adult
Basic Education Enrollments

(1999-2000).............................205,632
(Includes secondary, post secondary, adult supplemental, adult basic education and JTPA)

 

Public High Schools Graduates
(1999-00).............................19,440
General Education Development
(GED) Certificates
(1999-00).............................3,556

 

Number of Public Schools
(September 2000)
Elementary.............................607
Secondary..............................211
      TOTAL..........................818

 

Receipts by source (1999-00)
Local $668,192,788 30.7%
State $1,294,433,082 59.4%
Federal      $215,208,195 9.9%
TOTAL $2,177,834,065    100.0%

 

Per Pupil Expenditure (1999-00)
Based on average
daily attendance...........................................$7,266.51

Based on net enrollment..............................$6,953.14

 

Public Staff Ratios (2000-2001)
Pupil teacher ratio........................................13.7
Pupil administrator ratio..............................163.9

 

Public School Staff (2000-2001)
Number of professional personnel.......... 24,508
Number of school service personnel.......... 13,628

 

Standardized Test Scores (1999-00)
West Virginia American College Testing
Program (ACT) composite score........................20.2

 

West Virginia Teacher Salaries
Minimum required salaries (July 1, 2000)
A.B. degree $24,546
A.B +15 $25,373
M.A. $27,273
M.A. +15 $28,104
M.A. +30 $28,935
M.A. +45 $29,670
Doctorate $30,761

Average annual salary (1999-2000)...........$35,888
 

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