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First-class EDUCATION opportunities are abounding in the four local elementary schools, Hurricane Middle School, Hurricane High School, a “1999 American Blue Ribbon School”, and the Putnam Vocational-Technical School. Also, located in the area are parochial and private schools, pre-school and head start locations as well as after-school and latch-key programs.

Within commuting distance are four universities, Marshall, West Virginia State, West Virginia Tech and the University of Charleston, as well as the local community branches of Marshall and West Virginia University.

School attendance in Putnam County is 95.4% while dropout rate is only 2.4%. SAT Math Test score is 544, SAT Verbal, 550 and ACT test composite, 21.5. Pupil/Teacher ratio is 21 to 1 in elementary, 19 to 1 in middle school and 17 to 1 in high school. Average classroom size 21.3 children. Percentage of teachers with Masters Degree or Above is 63%. The average salary for classroom teachers in 2005 was $39,973.53.

Located at the Technical School in Eleanor, Adult Basic Education program offers GED and other test preparation study; college preparatory study; vocational counseling; office skills; beginning and basic academic skills; individualized and self-paced study for each individual.

WV Department of Education

Putnam County Schools


Hurricane High School

3350 Teays Valley Road

Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: (304) 562-3991

Hurricane Town Elementary

300 Harbour Lane

Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: (304) 562-3610

Lakeside Elementary

2550 US Route 60

Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: (304) 562-3630

Conner Street Elementary

445 Conner Street

Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: (304) 562-9351


West Teays Elementary

3676 Teays Valley Road

Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: (304) 757-6711

Putnam Career & Technical Center

Route 2 Box 640

Eleanor, WV 25070

Phone: (304) 586-3494