Education

Weirton is comprised of top-rated schools that are in both Hancock and Brooke County School Districts. Having schools in both districts gives Weirton residents a unique opportunity to choose where their children attend school, including:

Hancock County Schools

  • Weirton Elementary (public)
  • Weir Middle School  (public)
  • Weir High School (public)
  • St. Joseph School – Preschool to Eighth Grade (private)
  • St. Paul School – Preschool to Eighth Grade (private)
  • Madonna High School (private)

Brooke County Schools

  • Lauretta B Millsop Primary School (public)
  • Follansbee Middle School (public)
  • Brooke High School (public)
The Hancock County school system also operates the John D. Rockefeller Career Center where high school students and adults alike learn industrial arts, as well as a wide variety of practical skills readily marketable in the work force.

Higher Education


West Virginia Northern Community College has a campus on Weirton Heights, and Eastern Gateway Community College is just a 15-minute drive away in neighboring Steubenville, Ohio.

The renowned Franciscan University is also in Steubenville. There are 8 other colleges and universities within an hour drive of Weirton including major universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Duquesne University.