Beckley-Raleigh County
Chamber of Commerce
245 North Kanawha Street
Beckley , WV 25801


Raleigh County Education Overview

Private Education

Three private schools offer specialized education — St. Frances DeSales Catholic School, Greater Beckley Christian Academy and Victory Baptist.

Preschool & Day Care
A spectrum of programs is available for children three months to six years old, including a Montessori facility.

Public Education
Raleigh County ranks as one of the largest and most progressive school systems in West Virginia.  Raleigh County schools work in partnership with businesses and community agencies through Partnership in Education.  Public schools are governed by a five member board and managed by a Superintendent.  Raleigh County is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students and staff through its comprehensive Safe Schools Plan.

There are three libraries serving Raleigh County:

Raleigh County Public Library

221 N. Kanawha St. Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 255-0511 / Fax: (304) 255-9161

Shady Spring Branch Library

440 Flat Top Rd. Shady Spring, WV 25918
(304) 763-2681 / Fax: (304) 763-3940

Sophia Branch Library

103 First St. Sophia, WV 25921
(304) 683-5990 / Fax: (304) 683-3124

Raleigh County Libraries Online

The “Bookmobile” also makes numerous stops throughout the County

Visit Raleigh County Schools for more Education Information