Best High Schools
in West Virginia

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 27 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 U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, seven West Virginia schools earned silver medals and 20 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

Fairmont Senior High School

1 LOOP PARK DR, FAIRMONT, WV 26554

#4

University High School

131 BAKER'S RIDGE RD, MORGANTOWN, WV 26505

#5

Hurricane High School

3350 TEAYS VALLEY RD, HURRICANE, WV 25526

#6

Bridgeport High School

515 JOHNSON AVE, BRIDGEPORT, WV 26330

#7

East Fairmont High School

1993 AIRPORT RD, FAIRMONT, WV 26554

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 57
High Schools 128
Full-Time Teachers 5,881
Students Enrolled 85,347

Featured Districts

Charleston, West Virginia

The Kanawha County Schools include eight high schools that serve 7,809 students.

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There are three high schools among the Berkeley County Schools, serving 4,933 students.