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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Capital High School is a public school located in Charleston, WV. It has 1,250 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
1500 Greenbrier St
Charleston, WV 25311
Telephone
(304) 348-6500

Capital High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1110
42 responses
Average ACT
23
144 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,859
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$712
National
$949
Median Home Value
$111,200
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
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Performances, SMD day, club day, football games
    34%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Performing
    15%
  • Mostly everything
    12%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Rehearsals
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,250
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,241
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.5%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,275/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I had the best experience as a student at Capital High. It helped me transition into who I am today. Freshman year was the best of all! I opened up to many people I would've never thought I'd speak too. I stopped being shy, played softball and had the time of my life with my teammates. They became my bestfriends through wins and losses. I would never trade that experience for any other!
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Capital High School is just Average. Its teachers are split, there are some phenomenal teachers who want their students to succeed and do thier best to bush the students. For every teacher who is motivated like that there are about two teachers who don’t care about the students and let them do whatever they want. This trend extends throughout every aspect of the school and that’s why I say although it has the potential to be great, Capital High is just average.
Capital High School is a great school! I've learned so much from attending there. The teachers actually care about the students and the people here are spectacular. I have had the chance to be around so many diverse students and I've met so many people over these past years. I love it here!