Best Public Schools in Buckhannon, WV


The Buckhannon, West Virginia area is home to 7 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, serving students from diverse backgrounds. While the schools in this district face some challenges, a few standout institutions, such as Washington District Elementary and Tennerton Elementary, are excelling academically and providing a strong foundation for their students.

The data reveals significant disparities in academic performance between the schools, with some elementary schools like Washington District and Tennerton performing well above the Upshur County and state averages, while others like Union Elementary and Hodgesville Elementary lag behind. The smaller elementary schools, such as Washington District and Tennerton, tend to have higher proficiency rates and better student-teacher ratios, suggesting that school size may be a factor in academic success.

While the Upshur County Schools District is ranked 51st out of 55 districts in West Virginia and is rated 0 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger, indicating that the district as a whole is underperforming, the data also shows that Buckhannon Upshur High School has shown improvement in its SchoolDigger ranking, moving from 107th out of 112 West Virginia high schools in 2021-2022 to 87th out of 112 in 2022-2023.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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