#28 High School in WV

Ritchie County High School

201 Ritchie Co School Rd Ste 2, Ellenboro, WV 26346

How Good is Ritchie County High School?

Report Card

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

Ritchie County High School is in Ellenboro, West Virginia and is a Ritchie County school. An enrollment of 410 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school received an overall grade of B. Compared to other state schools Ritchie County High School scores are average. The school ranks 28 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by 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. The school's 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.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to find a school’s academics score. For academics, Ritchie County High School performs slightly above average when compared to other high schools in West Virginia and earned the grade of B+ for this measure.

Source: WV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B+
Test Performance Very Good
AP/IB Participation Poor
SAT/ACT Participation Poor

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Ritchie County High School received a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other high schools in West Virginia.

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


A school’s safety grade is determined by inspecting factors such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Ritchie 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 Fair
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations Fair


Basic student body information from Ritchie County High School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
WV Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
WV Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WV Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 410
Minority Students 4
Diversity Index 1
Students with Disablities 56
Economically Disadvantaged 49%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

You can compare the closest high schools to Ritchie County High School below. The table includes The School Review’s grade for these schools. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Ellenboro, West Virginia schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 St. Marys High School C C- B- C
2 Frontier High School B- C+ B B
3 Doddridge County High School B+ A- B+ B+
4 Tyler Consolidated High School C+ C+ B- B-
5 Wirt County High School B A- B- C+

Ritchie 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 Ritchie County High School? The school reported 410 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is Ritchie County High School a good 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 Ritchie County High School in? The school is located in Ritchie County.
  • How can I contact Ritchie County High School? The school's number is (304) 869-3526.
  • Where is Ritchie County High School? 201 Ritchie Co School Rd Ste 2, Ellenboro, West Virginia 26346

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
St. Marys High School
2330 N Pleasants Highway St Marys, WV 26170
Frontier High School
44870 State Route 7 New Matamoras, OH 45767
Doddridge County High School
79 Bulldog Drive West Union, WV 26456
Tyler Consolidated High School
1993 Silver Knight Drive Sistersville, WV 26175
Wirt County High School
431 Mulberry Street Elizabeth, WV 26143