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Tyler County Schools Score Top Marks in West Virginia

By Staff | Nov 3, 2015

Tyler County Schools are ranked among the top10 best schools in the state by NICHE, an organization which ranks school systems nationwide.

The Tyler County School system is ranked fourth in the state, according to a NICHE report released in October that ranked the best schools within the state.

“Tyler County Schools are honored to be recognized as the fourth top school system in West Virginia,” said Robin Daquilante, superintendent Tyler County Schools.

NICHE reports that the only school systems that had higher scores are Monongalia County Schools, which scored a first place ranking; Ohio County Schools second place; and Putnam County Schools in third place. The Marshall County School system was in fifth place followed by Wyoming County Schools in sixth place, Jefferson County Schools in seventh place, Marion County in eigth place, Jackson County Schools in ninth place and Nicholas County Schools in 10th place.

NICHE offers rankings and statistics on every neighborhood and city in the U.S. to help people find the best places to live, visit, and raise a family, according to the organization’s website.

NICHE’s website said there are 1,373 students attending 5 schools in grades PK and K-12. According to state standards, 53 percent of students in this district are considered proficient in math and reading, which is much higher than schools in the surrounding area. Statewide, math proficiency is 45.5 percent and reading poficiency is 48 percent. The district has an annual budget of $18,586,000, spending an average of $13,210 per student. There have been 33 reviews written and they have been mostly positive, NICHE reports.

Broken down more by grades like the students teachers educate the school system’s academics scored a B+; Administration/policies B+; Educational outcomes C+; Extracurriculars B+; Food, health and safety B; Resources and facilities B+; Sports and Fitness B; Student culture and diversity C+; and teachers scored a B, according to NICHE.

NICHE reports that at 87 percent, Tyler Consolidated High School’s graduation rate is higher than the national average at about 82 percent. The average high school dropout rate is 2.5 percent a shade higher than the national average at 1.9 percent. The district’s student/teacher ratio is 13:1 better than the national average at 16:1.

“Our students consistently perform at the top academically, our sports teams enjoys success, and our Art and Music programs are among the best in the state,” Daquilante said. “Congratulations go to our students, staff, parents, and communities who make Tyler County a great place to learn.”