Primary & Secondary Education

The Red Region Boasts Award-Winning Public and Private Schools

  • Six schools designated National Schools of Excellence
  • Twenty-five schools designated WV Schools of Excellence
  • Low teacher/student ratio
  • Technologically advanced classrooms
  • Full range of gifted programs
  • Complete programs for mental and/or physical disabilities

Public Schools

  • Ohio County Public Schools
    Ohio County’s nationally recognized school system serves approximately 6,000 students, grades K-12, with a total of 13 schools: Eight elementary (K-5); one K-8; three middle schools (6-8); and a consolidated high school with an enrollment of almost 1,900 students in grades 9-12. The teacher/pupil ratio is 14 to 7.
  • Marshall County Public Schools
    The Marshall County School System serves over 5,400 students in grades K-12 in eleven primary, three secondary, one comprehensive high and one junior-senior high school. Emphasis is placed on individual student needs for academic success. Basic Skill scores have consistently been above or equal to state and national averages.
  • Wetzel County Public Schools
    The Wetzel County School System is organized around four attendance areas, with 3 of the 4 areas served by an elementary/middle school with grades K-8 and a high school for students in graces 9-12; the other area is served by an elementary school serving students in grades K-6 and a high school for students in grades 7-12.  Wetzel County has an average enrollment of 2,750 students with a focus of preparing students for their next academic or occupational level.

Private Schools

  • Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (Catholic Education)
    For well over 100 years the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has provided education in the Wheeling area and has established a tradition of Christian formation and academic excellence. Through the teaching of Christian principles the schools strive to instill a true sense of value and appreciation for truth. As long as space is available the schools admit children of all denominations. The Diocese operates nine elementary and one secondary school in the Wheeling area, all of which are recognized and accredited by the State of West Virginia.
  • The Linsly School
    The Linsly School is proud to be the oldest preparatory school west of the Allegheny mountains. Founded in 1814, West Virginia’s only independent college preparatory school annually enrolls approximately 400 young men and women in grades 5-12, of whom one quarter board on the school’s 55-acre suburban campus.
  • Wheeling Country Day School
    Wheeling Country Day School, founded in 1929, is an independent co-educational school for children from Junior Kindergarten (3-year-olds) to Fifth grade. The enrollment is approximately 100 students, with a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 10.