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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Wood County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Parkersburg, WV. It has 12,860 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
1210 13th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Telephone
(304) 420-9663
Website

Wood County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
167 responses
Average ACT
24
503 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,860
Free or Reduced Lunch
25.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,957
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$149,258,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,014/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$36,414
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,600
National
$184,700

Wood County Schools Reviews

25 reviews
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As a student who has attended Wood County Schools since kindergarten, I have seen the inner workings of the system, and while many areas are student friendly, rigorous, and full of opportunities, some aspects leave much to be desired. The quality of classes is full of college-minded staff and students alike, yet several—especially in the younger grades—are more focused on fun-filled activities than really teaching kids. Extracurriculars are abundant and inclusive in the county and are highly praised throughout. Resources provided by both teachers and administrators are extensive and readily available to all students. Despite all this, issues with administration have arisen in high schools especially. Administrators have begun lacking adequate communication skills with staff and students and typically do not support their teachers. Overall, however, Wood County Schools ready its students for a successful life and teachers invest themselves thoroughly in their students’ futures.
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Wood Co. Schools are fantastic for preparing students for all of life’s endeavors. These schools are full of the best teachers, administrators, coaches, and other employees. I am a proud alum of Wood Co. and am thankful for all of the opportunities I had while a student. I look forward to giving back. I would be honored to receive a scholarship in hopes to one day give back to education systems. Thank you for your consideration!
I have attended Wood County Schools for 12 years now and feel that they are overall highly satisfying. In my experience with Wood County Schools, I appreciate that the faculty seems to actually enjoy and thrive in their positions. I feel it is important to learn in a positive environment and believe that the staff goes above and beyond to make sure that we feel a sense of belonging and we have equal opportunity. One thing that I would like to see change throughout our school system though is better facilities. I would especially like to see that at my own high school because although they do not hinder our education and experience, sometimes they do make it challenging or more stressful than need be.