#37 Middle School in WV and #1 in Jackson County

Ripley Middle School

#1 West School Street, Ripley, WV 25271

How Good is Ripley Middle School?

Report Card

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

Ripley Middle School is in Ripley, West Virginia and is a Jackson County school. Serving grades M-M, the school has 694 students and a student–teacher ratio of 16 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in West Virginia it is average and has received and a grade of B from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 37 for West Virginia and 1 in Jackson County.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. 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 data points, such as student performance on West Virginia standardized tests. For academics, Ripley Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in West Virginia and received the grade of A- for this measure.

Source: WV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A-
Test Performance Very Good
Algebra 1 Passed N/A

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect many factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Ripley Middle School performs average compared to other West Virginia middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B-.

Students : Teacher
WV Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
WV Avg. 4%
New Teachers
WV Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. Ripley Middle School performs slightly below average compared to other West Virginia middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is C.

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


An overview of the student body of Ripley Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
WV Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
WV Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WV Avg. 49%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 694
Minority Students 28
Diversity Index 5
Students with Disablities 116
Economically Disadvantaged 43%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 4%

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are middle schools near Ripley Middle School. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. All Ripley schools can be seen on the Ripley, West Virginia schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Ravenswood Middle School C C+ C C
2 Southern Elementary School A- A C+ C+
3 Spencer Middle School C- C- C C
4 Walton Elementary/Middle School B- B C+ C+
5 Winfield Middle School A A+ B C+

Ripley Middle School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are enrolled at Ripley Middle School? 694 students.
  • How good of a school is Ripley Middle School? The school received an overall grade of B, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Ripley Middle School in? The school is located in Jackson County.
  • How can I contact Ripley Middle School? The school's number is (304) 372-7350.
  • Where is Ripley Middle School? #1 West School Street, Ripley, West Virginia 25271

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. 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, or 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
Ravenswood Middle School
409 Sycamore Street Ravenswood, WV 26164
Southern Elementary School
906 Elm St Racine, OH 45771
Spencer Middle School
102 Chapman Avenue Spencer, WV 25276
Walton Elementary/Middle School
90 School Drive Walton, WV 25286
Winfield Middle School
11883 Winfield Road Winfield, WV 25213