District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated below average in school quality.

Top Rated Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Kanawha County Schools based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Academic Progress

This district has a larger number of schools whose students are making less academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


District Calendar


District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.


Reviews From Schools in Kanawha County Schools

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Parent / Guardian
May 01, 2024
Have 9 years of experience with this school through 3 children. Main complaint is principal. I have not had the best experiences with her and she controls all aspects of the school. Teachers were... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
April 18, 2024
I was a former student at John Adams Middle School. My time there was enjoyable for the most part, However, there was a gym teacher there under the name of John Testa. Who cursed at students, called... More
Current student
February 28, 2024
My school experience here has been not the greatest. Teachers are rude, there are fights almost every day, bomb threats and more. Once you get up into 8th grade, it’s a lot more calm than 7th and 6th.... More
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