233 reviews
  1. Wood County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
2101 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Telephone
(304) 420-9595
Website
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Parkersburg High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1180
16 responses
Average ACT
25
126 responses
AP Enrollment
22%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
42%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • The A Cappella choir chistmas concert
    33%
  • Football game traditions
    31%
  • Sports Games
    13%
  • The alma mater
    13%
  • Big Red Band
    10%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,884
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,661
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,188/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses

Parkersburg High School Reviews

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Parkersburg High School for the last 3 years I've gone there it hasn't been terrible nor hasn't been the best school experience. Some of the teachers choose favorites. There's a wide variety of characters of students, so everyone had a group or 1 or two friends!
I wish it's drama department got the funding it deserves. There's little student diversity, and they really could use more janitors to keep up with it's hygienic needs, but the faculty is very passionate about their jobs, and are always trying to help their students, and while I feel like the curriculum is too scattered to really prepare it's graduates for college, I did learn useful financial information, which I will be able to use the rest of my life. Sadly the food isn't very good, and alumni leave with their own horror stories, but its just as easy to pack a lunch from home. Overall my experience was a pleasant one, and I move forward knowing that I'll carry what I learned here for the rest of my life.
Parkersburg High School overall is a decent school. There are plenty of teachers who do a great job teaching and are there and helpful when students have questions. However there's quite a few who don't help or don't teach at all. The school community is pretty accepting and friendly. I think we should have more or different class choices. Classes like sign language for example were taken away this year. I think that since the school is so big we should have a salad bar for lunch, in case students don't want the hot food, we should be able to get a plate of salad and fruit instead.