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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
14 responses
Average ACT
24
150 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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Football and basketball games
    34%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Powder Puff
    16%
  • Spirit Week (5 days of different dress up themes)
    8%
  • Masquerade Ball!
    6%
  • Sports
    5%
  • 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%
93%
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
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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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!
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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!
Parkersburg South is an overall adequate school. There is little diversity and the culture of the school can be difficult to adjust to if you're not from the surrounding area. Some teachers are very helpful and want to see their students succeed, but the majority are involved as little as possible with the education of the students. A wide variety of classes are offered but there is a noticeable lack in the physics department. However, the multitude of other classes do a decent job preparing students for college. The sports department is one of the best in the state for most of the sports, and they are fairly easy to get in to. There are definitely areas where the school could improve, but as whole the school does well preparing students for their life.