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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Parkersburg High School is a public school located in Parkersburg, WV. It has 1,707 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
2101 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Telephone
(304) 420-9595
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Parkersburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
63 responses
Average ACT
25
204 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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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

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.30 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Football game traditions
    30%
  • The A Cappella choir chistmas concert
    27%
  • Big Red Band
    13%
  • Sports Games
    11%
  • The alma mater
    11%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,707
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,957
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,014/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Attending Parkersburg High School for 4 years has been an amazing ride that led me into different paths on what classes I could take to learn more about and what resources the school has given me to prepare me for the career path I wish to take. The memories I created in this school will forever hold a place in my heart, the loquacious teachers that were always friendly and there to help always set the tone for a school that wanted high standards from students. This school pushed me to show what I can truly achieve and conquer for future situations and truly gave me a new lense into what it is to be a student at Parkersburg High School. Once a Big Red, Always a Big Red! What I learned from this school will sure prepare me for college and the life ahead of me
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I came from a small-town school to PHS, so obviously there were growing pains, but overall, this school did what it needed to do. There were some wonderful teachers that cared for the person who was me, and there were those who lacked that compassion (but when isn't there?) There was a variety of supported interest in the form of classes. Food was edible, rules maintained but not suffocating. I was never bullied or harassed, and never felt I couldn't handle the coursework. The environment was open and friendly, for the most part. I was involved with numerous school activities and felt accepted-- which says something, since I'm a severe introvert. This school worked well for me, and I hope whoever attends in the future can say their experience was as great as mine!
As an alum, I have fond memories of Parkersburg High School. I was VERY involved in our theatre troupe, and remember winning awards at festivals. I also remember loving the choir concerts every year. However, like most high schools unfortunately, I never felt that the arts were considered as valued by the administration as any other organization. At Parkersburg High School, "School Spirit" meant "Sports Spirit," and it was very frustrating. That being said, I would relive my high school days again if I could. I made so many friends there, and have so many whacky memories attached to the place. It's tradition is rich and I love telling my new college friends all about how big my school was, and how old it is, and how it looks like a castle! I miss it. I really do.