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Governor:Jim Justice
Superintendent of Schools:Steven L. Paine
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:280,310
Number of school districts:57
Number of public schools:757
Number of public school teachers:20,029
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,260
Percent minority students:9.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:46.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.8%
Percent of English-language learners:1.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:35.0%
8th grade math:24.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.3%
8th grade reading:27.8%

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This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
A consolidation plan for Fayette County schools pushed by the state schools chief that aims to shutter dilapidated facilities and open a new one has proved divisive.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
W.Va. is the second state to have a debate surface over climate-change language in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 schools.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2015 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 8, 2015 – Quality Counts
To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information.
May 14, 2014 – Education Week
Several top state education jobs changed hands as 2012 came to a close.
January 9, 2013 – Education Week
January 9, 2013 – Education Week
Dozens of outside groups, including unions, companies, and foundations, swing in to help McDowell County.
April 4, 2012 – Education Week
Administrators still seek guidance despite the Supreme Court's denial of cases involving discipline of student speech on the Internet.
January 25, 2012 – Education Week

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