|The Western Virginia Public Education Consortium
(WVPEC) consists of 19 school divisions in the Counties of Alleghany,
Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Roanoke,
and Wythe and the Cities of Covington, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem.
The consortium serves a region as diverse in population and economic base as it is in landscape.
Our service area reaches from urban Roanoke City to the rural reaches of
- WVPEC serves an area with total population of 604,034 (of whom 107,823 are students enrolled in grades
- There are four community colleges and five 4-year colleges/universities in
the WVPEC region.
- Area schools are led by 286 principals and assistant principals and
6,704 teachers and instructors.
- The region's high school graduation rate (78%) is slightly higher than the
state average (76%).
- Most graduating seniors from WVPEC schools pursue advanced education
(35% at 2-year colleges and 38% or 4-year colleges.
- Employment is mostly non-farm, private sector, with most adults working in
manufacturing, retail, self-employment or service jobs.
- In more urban areas, many employees work in finance, insurance
or real estate.
- Most government workers in the region are employed at the local or state level.
- The WVPEC region covers 6,013 square miles.