Philip Barbour High School is a public school located in Philippi, WV. It has 692 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Philip Barbour High School Rankings
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- A-127 Students
- B-118 Students
- C+81 Students
- B-67 Students
- B-63 Students
- B59 Students
- C+31 Students
- C24 Students
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
Philip Barbour High School Reviews
Academically, Philip Barbour High School is not considered an exemplary school by any means. In fact, many students that attend struggle with standardized testing such as the ACT and SAT. I tend to believe this is caused by myriad factors, primarily the No Child Left Behind Act and too accessible options like summer school and credit recovery. As a result, students are becoming more idle in their classes, knowing they can easily make up just enough credits later to graduate. However, just like any other school, there are options available if you're looking for a challenge and want to improve upon yourself. Even though Philip Barbour no longer offers Honors courses, it does provide advanced placement classes as weighted credits and the opportunity to take college classes at Alderson Broaddus University in place of a few normal high school classes. If students so desire, they can choose to take the harder classes and push themselves to work harder to prepare for the future.
This is a school where academics are not taken as seriously as they should to cover all student learning types. I had some poor interactions with some of the teachers and administration. Favorites are not something they try to hide at this school. It is not a school that prepares children to excel in the real world, which is a big issue. The students with the highest grades are still not prepared academically for the transition to college. I would not send your child here if you can avoid it. Bridgeport and Morgantown have a lot better school system.
Philip Barbour High School is AWESOME!!!!! Principal Keener is a great guy who keeps everyone in line and he helped me through some bad times in my life.... I get along with my teachers too they are GREAT! Love the band and the sports teams. Mr. Drubel, Iapalucci, Freeman are excellent teachers. Lets go COLTS... School lunch does need improved more than just the spice rack...lol