Nicholas County High School
- SUMMERSVILLE, WV
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Diversitygrade C
- Teachersgrade C+
- College Prepgrade B minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C
- Health & Safetygrade B+
- Administrationgrade C+
- Sportsgrade B
- Foodgrade A minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B minus
Nicholas County High School is a public school located in SUMMERSVILLE, WV. It has 667 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.
Nicholas County High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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- grade A minus139 Students
- grade B minus82 Students
- grade C+65 Students
- grade C+56 Students
- grade C53 Students
- grade B minus51 Students
- grade B47 Students
- grade C+24 Students
- grade C20 Students
- grade D20 Students
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Living in the Area
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade A minus
- Good for Familiesgrade B minus
- Housinggrade B
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
100%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
83%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
- Spirit Week33%
- I love how the teachers even have school spirit.11%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
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
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,946 / year
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
Nicholas County High School Reviews
Rating 3.59 out of 5 68 reviews
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Nicholas County High School is a great small-town high school, if you like small towns. The teachers are excellent, and try their best to make sure you understand the material. The counselors really put time aside for you to receive help anywhere from schedule changes to guidance on where to start on your long journey of applying for colleges and financial aid. The principal and vice principal both are involved in the success of their students.
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.
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!