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Welcome to the Upshur County School District web site!


Superintendent Stankus

Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus

Superintendent, Upshur County Schools


Dear Families and Friends of Upshur County, 


Welcome back to a new school year!  As we know, West Virginia is a great place to live and learn. Upshur County is proud to inspire and celebrate great leadership within our school, our community, and our families. 


When making decisions we as a school system will ask “What is best for our students?”  We are dedicated to creating a school where your children feel safe and engaged!  This guides all decisions in Upshur County as we continue to place academic, social, emotional, and character benefits for our students at the forefront of all decisions. As we hold our students in high regard, we expect greatness from them. Our goal is to not only provide the academic rigor necessary for their continued success, but we also strive to emphasize leadership, service, and citizenship.  This achievement will be a collective effort of ALL Upshur County stakeholders.


I wish to applaud the work of our excellent teachers, support staff and our hard working students for outstanding academic and character achievement.  We have so many reasons to celebrate.   I also want to thank the families of our students for instilling the importance of learning and supporting our educational and athletic programs.  I am confident that together we will continue the tradition of Upshur Strong! People are the greatest resource of a successful school system.  Families and community support are essential to accomplish our goals.  Upshur County appreciates the sustained support provided so unselfishly by our families, community members, and local businesses and industry. We pledge to continue to work hard to make our academic and extracurricular programs even stronger to ensure our students are successful and prepared for the future. They deserve no less!