Public EducationOhio County Schools
- 5,200 average enrollment
- 8 elementary schools (K-5)
- 1 combined elementary and middle school (K-8)
- 3 middle schools (6-8)
- 1 high school (9-12)
- Teacher student ratio 7:2
A nationally recognized school system, Ohio County Schools is a leader in education throughout the state. Six schools–Bridge Street Middle, Elm Grove Elementary, Madison Elementary, Triadelphia Middle, Wheeling Middle and Wheeling Park High–have been designated National Schools of Excellence. In addition, Steenrod Elementary and Warwood have been named No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools.
All 13 schools have been awarded West Virginia School of Excellence status, making Ohio County the only one in the state to have 100 percent of its schools named. Ohio County Schools’ certified educators teach students by following the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives. These professionals have garnered regional, state and national awards. Ohio County’s teachers participate in educational training at conferences.
Ohio County Schools offers quality preschool programs for all 3- and 4-year-olds as mandated by federal law. The state-approved preschool Creative Curriculum allows children to interact with each other and their teachers by providing various learning centers.
Prep School, located at Middle Creek and Warwood elementary, is a kindergarten program for developmentally or chronologically delayed 5-year-olds. The purpose of Prep School is to help children with late birthdays become acclimated to school by giving them an extra year to develop.
Ohio County elementary schools, provide an enriched curriculum and a variety of services. Children in kindergarten, first and second grade routinely study foreign language, which has been proven to improve reading and writing skills, strengthen vocabulary increase mathematical and problem solving skills.
The West Virginia Handle-On Science curriculum offers elementary students the opportunity to learn through experiments.
With middle schools, sixth- through eighth-grade students expand their knowledge by completing more in-depth study. Qualified teachers present a challenging curriculum in a welcoming environment. Opportunities for extracurricular activities increase in middle school.