Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepC+
- Clubs & ActivitiesC-
- Health & SafetyB
- Resources & FacilitiesC+
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.
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- A-126 Students
- B-71 Students
- C+59 Students
- C53 Students
- C-48 Students
- B-45 Students
- B-38 Students
- C21 Students
- C20 Students
- D19 Students
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
- 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
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Nicholas County High School Reviews
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!
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.