#20 Elementary School in WV and #1 in Cabell County

Nichols Elementary School

3505 Erwin Road, Barboursville, WV 25504

How Good is Nichols Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A Overall Grade

Nichols Elementary School is a elementary school located in Barboursville, West Virginia. An enrollment of 236 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs above average when compared to other West Virginia schools. Nichols Elementary School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Cabell County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Nichols Elementary School is ranked 20 for elementary schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on West Virginia standardized tests. Nichols Elementary School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.

Source: WV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Nichols Elementary School received a grade of B for learning environment. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other elementary schools in West Virginia.

Students : Teacher
WV Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
WV Avg. 2%
New Teachers
WV Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade B
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. The safety grade could not be calculated for this school due insufficient data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of Nichols Elementary School is shown below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
WV Avg. 18%
Free Lunch
WV Avg. 16%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WV Avg. 52%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 236
Minority Students 7
Diversity Index 3
Students with Disablities 23
Economically Disadvantaged 40%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 3%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools near Nichols Elementary School. The table displays The School Review’s grade for each of the schools. To get a full list of schools in Barboursville, go to the Barboursville, West Virginia schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Ona Elementary School A- A C+ B+
2 Village of Barboursville Elementary School B+ A- C+ C+
3 Martha Elementary School A A B+ A
4 Cox Landing Elementary School B- B- C+ B+
5 Fairland East Elementary School N/A N/A B- N/A

Nichols Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Nichols Elementary School? 236
  • How good of a school is Nichols Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Nichols Elementary School in? The school is located in Cabell County.
  • How can I contact Nichols Elementary School? The school's number is (304) 733-3031.
  • Where is Nichols Elementary School? 3505 Erwin Road, Barboursville, West Virginia 25504

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. 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, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school 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
Ona Elementary School
2701 Elementary Dr Ona, WV 25545
Village of Barboursville Elementary School
718 Central Ave Barboursville, WV 25504
Martha Elementary School
3067 Martha Road Barboursville, WV 25504
Cox Landing Elementary School
6358 Cox Lane Lesage, WV 25537
Fairland East Elementary School
10732 County Road 107 Proctorville, OH 45669