#14 High School in WV

Braxton County High School

200 Jerry Burton Drive, Sutton, WV 26601

How Good is Braxton County High School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
C School Safety
B+ Overall Grade

Braxton County High School is a high school in Sutton, West Virginia. It is in Braxton County. It has 571 students and 40 teachers and serves grades M-M.

When compared to other schools in West Virginia it is slightly above average and has received and a grade of B+ from The School Review. Statewide, Braxton County High School is ranked 14 for high schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


The academic score for a high school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Braxton County High School performs above average compared to other West Virginia high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Source: WV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Very Good
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Very Good

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is determined by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Braxton County High School performs average compared to other West Virginia high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B-.

Students : Teacher
WV Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
WV Avg. 5%
New Teachers
WV Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Braxton County High School received a grade of C for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other high schools in West Virginia.

Safety Grade C
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations Fair


Information about the student body at Braxton County High School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
WV Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
WV Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WV Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 571
Minority Students 13
Diversity Index 3
Students with Disablities 98
Economically Disadvantaged 35%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are high schools close to Braxton County High School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. All Sutton schools can be viewed on the Sutton, West Virginia schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Gilmer County High School A A A+ C+
2 Webster County High School C C B+ C
3 Lewis County High School C C+ D A
4 Pickens Elementary/High School N/A N/A B+ C
5 Calhoun Middle/High School N/A N/A C D

Braxton County High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Braxton County High School? The school reported 571 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Braxton County High School? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Braxton County High School in? The school is located in Braxton County.
  • How can I contact Braxton County High School? The school's number is (304) 765-7331.
  • Where is Braxton County High School? 200 Jerry Burton Drive, Sutton, West Virginia 26601

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Gilmer County High School
300 Pine Street Glenville, WV 26351
Webster County High School
One Highlander Drive Upperglade, WV 26266
Lewis County High School
205 Minuteman Drive Weston, WV 26452
Pickens Elementary/High School
One Panther Place Pickens, WV 26230
Calhoun Middle/High School
50 Underwood Circle Mt. Zion, WV 26151