Mission Statement/Goals

About Kanawha County Schools

Kanawha County Schools (KCS) is the largest school system in West Virginia. The district serves over 26,000 students, representing the region's diverse socioeconomic mix. KCS is comprised of 43 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and one alternative center, eight high schools and one alternative center, two career and technical education centers, one adult center, and two community education centers. The Kanawha County School System is dedicated to providing a world-class education that ensures success for every student in the 21st century. KCS serves students located across 913.38 square miles.

Mission Statement

Kanawha County Schools will provide a world-class education system that ensures all students are college and career ready for today and beyond.

We Believe

  • All students can achieve.

  • Quality teaching is the key to student success with consistent student and teacher engagement in the school and in classroom activities.

  • Effective leadership skills are essential for creating and maintaining effective schools for current and future learners.

  • Schools, parents, and communities must be partners in learning.

  • Schools must be safe and caring places.

  • All teachers must be teachers of literacy skills, including literacy in technology.

  • Students and teachers must be prepared for life-long learning in a global society.


Goal 1

Provide a Safe and Healthy Environment

Description: Kanawha County Schools will promote a safe and healthy environment for all students by incorporating effective support services to increase attendance rates by 3% for 2018-2019 school year.

Goal 2

Increase Academic Achievement

Description: Student Achievement will increase on formative assessments and state summative assessments by 3% annually. Growth in Student Academic Achievement will be measured by: 3% growth on the state summative assessments in ELA and Mathematics, 3% growth on SAT for 11th grade students, 85% of EL students will make sufficient gains to move from one proficiency level to the next proficiency level on the ELPA-21 (English Language Proficiency Assessment). 90% Proficiency on the End of Year DIBELS Benchmark Assessment.

Goal 3

Increase the Four-Year Graduation Rate

Description: Kanawha County Schools will raise the graduate rate by 2% per year until it exceeds the state average.

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