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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Philip Barbour High School is a public school located in Philippi, WV. It has 631 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
99 Horseshoe Drive
Philippi, WV 26416
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1070
38 responses
Average ACT
23
122 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$25,230
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$536
National
$949
Median Home Value
$98,300
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
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
23%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Friday Night Football
    33%
  • Dances
    21%
  • Band
    17%
  • Volleyball states
    17%
  • Nothing
    8%
  • Track
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
631
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,243
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,863/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Philip Barbour was a great school when I first got here. I'm not sure if it was because it was just new to me and I liked the change, or if my school has changed this drastically. Philip Barbour now is really falling apart. Our administration needs a change. Teachers that are involved here are great, but there are some that just do not want to teach or be helpful at all. This is unfortunate because Philip Barbour can have so much potential. Our sports are good, but teachers are failing our education terribly.
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What are some of the things I like the most about Philip Barbour? Philip Barbour has some positive things, like you are able to play sports as long as you have the grades, you are able to take votec classes that can help you with your career later on in life. When you take these classes in the votec you get randomly drug tested and if you pass your random drug test than you get a certificate that can help you get a job because you have prof that you are capable of passing a random drug test. Philip Barbour is a good school because you have many opportunities to take classes like act prep and they have websites like khan academy that will hep you get better scores on you act and sat. The school made a care class that you attend every Tuesday and Thursday where you work on khan academy to improve your learning skills. These a just a few reasons why Philip Barbour is a good school.
It's not a bad school for one found in the area. In fact, it's probably getting better. In the 2019-2020 year, robotics, piano, and a physics class were introduced. The physics class will be weighted in the future. I mainly enjoyed the relationships I built with the teachers and the student body for the four years that I'm wrapping up there.