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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Nicholas County High School is a public school located in Summersville, WV. It has 668 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 42% in reading.
30 Grizzly Rd
Summersville, WV 26651
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
23 responses
Average ACT
23
111 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$35,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$334
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
  • Homecoming
    44%
  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • I love how the teachers even have school spirit.
    11%
  • Sp
    11%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
668
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,844
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,946/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Nicholas County High School Reviews

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NCHS is one of the better schools in the region. Academics are really good, several different courses are available that will challenge you based on your abilities. Most of the teachers care about the students and want to see you do well. The biggest issue the school faces in academics is a lack of electives. Athletics are alive and well, though as in most small towns, last name may mean more than skill. The basic clubs most schools have (Student Council, NHS, FBLA, SADD) are here, though we could definitely improve. The school does poorly with technology integration, but watching what happens whenever we try to introduce new tech, that's probably for the best. The building is old, falling apart in places, and built off of a seventies model, but a new facility is in the making, but they'll probably build it off of a 2010's model, when a timeless model is what we need. Administration is approachable, but makes strange decisions, though this is mostly them following orders.
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I transferred from Webster County HS in Webster County, WV to Nicholas County High School in the beginning of my junior year and it was the best decision I have ever made! I was in the marching band my junior year, and I got to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a NCHS majorette my senior year! The teachers are kind and they care about your academics!
I would like to have better internet connection so that students may use computers more easily for online assignments. I really like the close-knit atmosphere of my high school, as it is a smaller school. I think that many teachers there are genuinely concerned with students and their lives. However, I would like there to be more career exploration classes available, so that honors students have the opportunity to take them as well. I feel that if I was able to explore various careers, I would be very aware of the type of filed I would like to pursue after high school.