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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Braxton County High School is a public school located in Sutton, WV. It has 549 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
200 Jerry Burton Drive
Sutton, WV 26601
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Braxton County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1030
13 responses
Average ACT
24
56 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$42,213
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$570
National
$949
Median Home Value
$93,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Speech
    50%
  • Athletic Events
    25%
  • Students eating before games
    25%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
549
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,341
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,348/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses

Braxton County High School Reviews

38 reviews
All Categories
Braxton is a good school and they have tried to make a lot of positive changes over the last few years that I have been there. The staff really forms a good relationship with the students and you can tell that they really care about the students. I always feel safe and welcomed when I walk through the doors. Things I would possibly change are college readiness, not that the teachers can help it but a lot of students coming from Braxton are at a disadvantage. I also wish administration would push hygiene more for some students, in a polite way of course.
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My freshman year (2014), BCHS was an absolute mess. Between an all-new administration staff and counseling staff, no one seemed to know what they were doing. However our 2 most recent principals, J. Pierson and T. Minney, worked and have been working extremely hard to increase the rigor and esteem of the school. My freshman year, only 2 AP Classes were offered. My senior year, there are 6 in addition to several dual-credit courses. The staff has been more and more often recognizing individual achievements (academic, extracurricular, and athletic) and been pushing academic success as their number one goal. This year, we were ranked 12th in our state based on state standardized test scores compared to somewhere in the 90s my freshman year. Obviously the school isn't perfect but it's so much better than it was four short years ago and will continue to climb the ranks.
Some of the teachers care, some do not. The ones who care really care and are excellent teachers. Overall, the school simply doesn't have the funding to truly prepare students for college. They need more clubs and after school activities for kids to be a part of.