Award-winning 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 11 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.
Brooke County Public Schools
Brooke County Schools focus on college and career readiness while enriching students’ lives through the arts, extra-curricular activities, and volunteer opportunities. Seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school boast successful students, rising test scores, and excellent attendance rates. Caring staff, both professional and service, foster a safe and nurturing environment where all students may reach their potential.
Hancock County Public Schools
Hancock County’s three elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools strive to afford all students the academic and social skills necessary to become productive members of society.
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.
Award-winning 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 two secondary schools 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.
Access to quality higher education is one of the area’s greatest strengths. Seven local institutions offer higher educational opportunities in a variety of academic programs. Area residents can participate in certificate programs, as well as receive advanced degrees in the arts, business, technology, professional studies, and many more.
Notable colleges and universities in Wheeling and within a 50 mile radius:
- Bethany College
- West Liberty University
- West Virginia Northern Community College
- Wheeling University
- West Virginia University
- WVU Extended Learning Center
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Duquesne University
- Point Park University
- University of Pittsburgh
- Waynesburg University
- Belmont College
- Eastern Gateway Community College
- Franciscan University of Steubenville
- Ohio University Eastern