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West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard,
East Charleston, WV 25305
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Henry Marockie, (304) 558-2681
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Nancy Walker, (304) 558-1598
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Sharon Lewis, (304) 558-6300

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
344,236 304,052 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
1,084 869 Public schools
22,702 20,888 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
24,181 24,181 Land area in square miles
14.2 12.6 Public school students per square mile
4.5 3.6 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
1,858 1,820 State population (in thousands)
$2,022 $4,112 State revenue per capita
$2,082 $3,935 State expenditure per capita
$454 $843 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$73,983 $118,463 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 55 100% 57 Total public education agencies
100.0% 55 96.5% 55 Regular school districts
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 3.5% 2 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
1.8% 1 0.0% 0 100 or more schools
23.6% 13 17.5% 10 25 to 99 schools
43.6% 24 38.6% 22 10 to 24 schools
29.1% 16 35.1% 20 5 to 9 schools
1.8% 1 8.8% 5 1 to 4 schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 1,084 100% 869 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
93.4% 1,012 93.1% 809 Regular schools
1.8% 20 1.4% 12 Special education schools
4.3% 47 3.9% 34 Vocational schools
0.5% 5 1.6% 14 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
5.5% 60 4.3% 37 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
5.3% 57 10.0% 87 PK, K, 1 to 8
8.9% 97 5.6% 49 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
3.5% 38 2.9% 25 7 to 8, 9
14.1% 153 11.5% 100 7, 8 to 12
5.0% 54 5.9% 51 9, 10, 11 to 12
2.8% 30 1.0% 9 Other grades
0.0% 0 4.6% 40 Ungraded
        Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
508 4,433 Prekindergarten
24,629 22,485 Kindergarten
26,420 23,092 First
25,487 22,233 Second
24,154 21,615 Third
25,515 21,944 Fourth
25,707 22,224 Fifth
24,767 22,709 Sixth
26,998 23,478 Seventh
26,164 24,150 Eighth
27,171 25,994 Ninth
26,230 24,561 Tenth
25,193 22,787 Eleventh
23,296 21,215 Twelfth
11,997 1,132 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
15.6% Students in special education with IEPs
40.6% School membership eligible for free lunch
20.3% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
80.9% 22,401  91.9% 20,335 Regular diploma
1.0% 214 Other diploma
19.1% 5,285 7.1% 1,578 High school equivalency
  0.0% 0 Other completers
     3.8% Dropouts
      57.7% Dropouts who were male
      4.9% Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
223.4 264.9 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
36.5% 46.2% Students below basic level
63.5% 53.8% Students at or above basic level
19.0% 13.8% Students at or above proficient level
1.7% 1.2% Students at advanced level
147.3 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  43.8% Students below basic level
  56.2% Students at or above basic level
  21.0% Students at or above proficient level
  1.0% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 41,415 100% 38,099 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
54.8% 22,702 54.8% 20,888 Teachers
7.0% 2,888 7.7% 2,943 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.3% 558 1.6% 604 Guidance counselors/directors
0.9% 376 0.9% 357 Librarians/library support
5.4% 2,220 5.8% 2,205 Administrative support
26.2% 10,838 24.7% 9,400 Other support services
        Administrators
3.2% 1,308 2.8% 1,074 School-based
1.3% 525 1.6% 628 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.2 1.2 Teacher to all other staff ratio
12.4 12.3 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$15,055 $22,278 Average beginning teacher salary
$21,736 $33,258 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.3% 0.5% Public school teachers with no degree
52.1% 42.1% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
38.9% 53.1% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
8.7% 4.4% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$27,311 $39,823 National school lunch
$8,706 $12,705 National school breakfast
$37,118 $72,427 Title I
$16,764 $25,111 Education for the handicapped
$9,215 $12,126 Vocational and adult education
$6,404 $12,124 School improvement
$97 $14 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$49 Bilingual education
Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$1,268,654 $2,082,049 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$3,685 $6,848 Revenue per pupil in membership
$1,231,966 $1,847,560 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,579 $6,076 Current expenditure per pupil in membership


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