Welcome to Putnam County Schools, one of the finest school systems in the state of West Virginia. Putnam County Schools serves more than 9,700 students in grades Pre-K through twelve in 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 1 career and technical center. Putnam County Schools is led by Superintendent John Hudson and a five member elected Board of Education.

The Putnam County School system is dedicated to academic achievement for all students. We have a strong history of student support, open communications, fiscal responsibility, and professionalism. In Putnam County, we believe that a rigorous curriculum delivered by highly qualified teachers in an effective environment will foster student success and prepare students for the future. Further, we believe that in partnership with our students, their families, and the community, we can provide the skills, information, and resources to assure that every child will succeed academically.


Putnam County Schools recognizes the right of parents to request and receive information about their children’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Parents may request this information from their child’s school principal.