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Best High Schools
in West Virginia

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 29 West Virginia schools made our rankings.View Rankings

High school students in West Virginia are assessed through state tests in math, science, social studies and reading and language arts. The West Virginia Department of Education has developed a plan to teach students "21st Century Learning Skills" related to information and communication; thinking and problem solving; and personal and workplace productivity.

In the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, seven West Virginia schools earned silver medals and 22 received bronze medals. One silver medal goes to Morgantown High School in Monongalia County Schools, which is about 150 miles from the state capital of Charleston.

Top Ranked WV Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

George Washington High School

1522 TENNIS CLUB RD, CHARLESTON, WV 25314

#2

Morgantown High School

109 WILSON AVE, MORGANTOWN, WV 26505

#3

Bridgeport High School

515 JOHNSON AVE, BRIDGEPORT, WV 26330

#4

Hurricane High School

3350 TEAYS VALLEY RD, HURRICANE, WV 25526

#5

Fairmont Senior High School

1 LOOP PARK DR, FAIRMONT, WV 26554

#6

Jefferson High School

4141 FLOWING SPRINGS RD, SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, WV 25442

#7

Nitro High School

1300 PARK AVE, NITRO, WV 25143

Other Notable WV Schools

These schools were awarded a national bronze medal. They are listed alphabetically.

Buffalo High School

3317 BUFFALO RD, BUFFALO, WV 25033

East Hardy High School

259 COUGAR DR, BAKER, WV 26801

Greenbrier East High School

ONE SPARTAN LN, LEWISBURG, WV 24901

See complete West Virginia High School Rankings

WV by the Numbers
Districts 56
High Schools 115
Full-Time Teachers 5,670
Students Enrolled 83,839

Featured Districts

Charleston, West Virginia

The Kanawha County Schools include nine high schools that serve 8,012 students.

West Virginia sign

There are three high schools among the Berkeley County Schools, serving 5,033 students.