B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1200
19 responses
Average ACT
25
140 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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
46%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Football game traditions
    31%
  • The A Cappella choir chistmas concert
    30%
  • Big Red Band
    13%
  • Sports Games
    11%
  • The alma mater
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • 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%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,314/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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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!
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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.
I love PHS. I've made so many good friends and some of them are even teachers. I'm an honors and AP student and I've made great grades during the past two years thanks to my wonderful teachers. However, I wish my school was involved in more academic events and more sanitary. I also wish they were more organized with their budget. They installed all new paper towel dispensers in the bathrooms, but no paper towels. Overall, PHS is a fun and safe place.