Calhoun Schools are showing improvement in educational outcomes.

School Digger, a national web site that puts test scores together and issues rankings on school systems nationwide, including West Virginia county systems, has ranked the state's 55 counties related to their performance.

Of the regional county systems, only Ritchie County scored higher than Calhoun among the 55 counties:

11th - Ritchie County Schools

22nd - Calhoun County Schools

23rd - Clay County Schools

32nd - Gilmer County Schools

42nd - Roane County Schools

43rd - Wirt County Schools

47th - Braxton County Schools

Superintendent Kelli Whytsell said, "We are always working to improve in all areas and have implemented some very progressive programs to help students plan for their future while in school."

"We are implementing a MS empowerment where all MS students are doing career exploration in project-based learning. We have also partnered with Glenville State College to offer students the opportunity to earn an associate degree while in high school," Whytsell said.

The school system has also expanded the career center classes to grades 9-12 instead of just 11-12.

"We continue to look for educational opportunities that will enhance learning of our students," Whytsell concluded.

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