217 reviews
  1. Wood County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1511 Blizzard Dr
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Telephone
(304) 420-9610
Website
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Parkersburg South 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
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
11 responses
Average ACT
24
123 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
  • Football and basketball games
    33%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Powder Puff
    17%
  • Spirit Week (5 days of different dress up themes)
    8%
  • Masquerade Ball!
    7%
  • Sports
    3%
  • Advanced Communication Class
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,565
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,661
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses

Parkersburg South High School Reviews

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My school is amazing. They have many unique activities. Every Friday we have clubs during third period. We also have the cafeteria doors unlocked on nice days so you have the option of going out on the front lawn during lunch. The principals go outside with us and pass football or just walk and talk. During the winter, we have karaoke Fridays during lunch in the auditorium. Every once in a while they will send around surveys for each class (freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior) to determine the top 5 favorite songs for each grade. Then, during class change, they play the song list over the intercom for the class that had the best attendance the week before. We also have "Anna's Army". A girl named Anna Gordon, who graduated last year, has a disease known as Friedreich's Ataxia. Her favorite color is purple so we dedicate one basketball game a year to her and everyone wears purple. Our community has many events raising money for Anna. She donates the money to an FA research program. She is a huge inspiration to our town. If I could do it all over, I would not change a thing. My school is the absolute best around!
PSHS is an amazing school! From the teachers, to the student body, as well as the principles, doesn't get any better. The learning environment is great and we stand behind our peers when in need! I couldn't have asked to attend a better high school than Parkersburg South!
The student body is very supportive of not only other students, but for the sports teams as well. Patriots never fights alone. The only thing that I would change about my school is getting more interesting electives for the junior and senior class. Some students want different electives that pertain to their major and our school really does not offer them. These electives would help students get a better understanding of the classes that will be taking in college for their career.