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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kanawha County Schools is a public school district located in Charleston, WV. It has 25,764 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1140
553 responses
Average ACT
24
1,001 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
25,764
Free or Reduced Lunch
6.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,687
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,625/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$41,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,300
National
$184,700

Kanawha County Schools Reviews

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There is a total lack of equality in the Kanawha County School system. For example, many of the county's resources and attention are focused on the "better" schools and little help is given to schools such as mine who do not shine as bright as the rest. Furthermore, the academic opportunities presented to children within the county is completely polarized based on the socioeconomic status of the school system you attend. George Washington High School is a few short miles away from my school and they are rated the best high school in the state on many levels, nationally, regionally, and locally. However, even though my school (Sissonville High School) and George Washington High School share relative location they are not in any way EQUAL! Their mission statement is "Kanawha County Schools will provide a world class education that ensures all students are college and career ready for the 21st Century," yet I have seen this no where in my personal educational experience.
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I went to two Kanawha County Schools and they were both mainly average. I did not like some school closing decisions concerning weather and other problems, but it was not bad. Overall, it was pretty average compared to other counties' schools. I did feel like their decision to not have a graduation for the seniors was totally outrageous and ridiculous.
The Kanawha County School district has amazing teachers. All of the students are very diverse. George Washington High School does an amazing job, preparing their students for college. Our athletics most usually always excel. Plenty of clubs are offered, most of them offer community service involvement. One thing that could change it how we are so dependent on iPads.