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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
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.
Address
Route 4 Box 268-a
Philippi, WV 26416
Telephone
(304) 457-1360
Website

Philip Barbour High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
6 responses
Average ACT
23
87 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$19,957
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$498
National
$949
Median Home Value
$96,800
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
692
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
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
$44,685
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,777/ 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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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.
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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