Public Schools in McDowell County, West Virginia

There are 14 Public Schools in McDowell County, West Virginia, serving a population of 19,707 people in an area of 534 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 1,407 people, and 1 Public School per 38 square miles.

In West Virginia, McDowell County is ranked 17th of 55 counties in Public Schools per capita, and 32nd of 55 counties in Public Schools per square mile.

List of McDowell County Public Schools

Find McDowell County, West Virginia public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools.


Anawalt Elementary School School House Rd Anawalt, WV

Anawalt Elementary School 230 Schoolhouse Road Anawalt, WV

Bradshaw Elementary School 740 Mountaineer Highway Bradshaw, WV

Career And Technology Center PO Box V Welch, WV

Career And Technology Center 1 Stadium Drive Welch, WV

Fall River Elementary School Route 7 Big Sandy, WV

Fall River Elementary School County Road 7 Big Sandy, WV

Iaeger Elementary School 359 High School Road Iaeger, WV

Kimball Elementary School U.s. 52 Kimball, WV

Mount View High School 950 Mount View High School Road Welch, WV

River View High School 512 Mountaineer Highway Raysal, WV

Sandy River Middle School Route 80 Avondale, WV

Southside K-8 13509 Rocket Boys Drive War, WV

Welch Elementary School 1235 Stewart Street Welch, WV

About McDowell County Public Schools

McDowell County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in McDowell County, WV. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including West Virginia, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

You may contact Public Schools for questions about:
  • McDowell County Public School calendars
  • Admissions policies and enrollment
  • McDowell County school district
  • Academics and school curriculum
  • School buses and transportation

McDowell County Public School Statistics

Find McDowell County Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

McDowell County Public School Enrollment
 McDowell CountyWest Virginia
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment211 (100.0%)17,533 (79.6%)
Kindergarten Enrollment167 (100.0%)19,060 (93.2%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)855 (99.1%)77,206 (92.5%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)723 (96.4%)79,244 (92.9%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)836 (96.9%)77,287 (92.8%)
McDowell County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 McDowell CountyWest Virginia
Less than 9th Grade Education2,087 (14.5%)60,839 (4.7%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)2,920 (20.2%)121,235 (9.4%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)6,432 (44.6%)524,710 (40.6%)