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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Preston High School is a public school located in Kingwood, WV. It has 1,205 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
About Preston High School...
School District
Preston County Schools
Address
400 Knight Drive
Kingwood, WV 26537
Telephone
(304) 329-0400
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1080
15 responses
Average ACT
23
93 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,673
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$106,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    30%
  • Ham/bacon/egg show/ agriculture events
    30%
  • Band concerts
    10%
  • Dances
    10%
  • JROTC events
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,205
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,222
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
$14,547/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Preston High School Reviews

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Preston High is an awesome school! I have never seen participation from any other high school that rivals the excitement that is generated from the student body, specifically at sporting events. I love how the the teachers interact with the students to provide a fantastic learning atmosphere. Preston High ties in perfectly with the spirit of the community to create a harmonious relationship between students, parents, teachers, administrators, and businesses.
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Preston High School is a nice place to be, the Career Technical Education programs are very good and produce a lot of successful individuals in multiple fields such as; Agriculture, Auto body/mechanics, Carpentry, CISCO, Electrician, JRTOC (helps familiarize yourself with the Military and leadership), CNA/MA programs, Business, food prep, and a good few more. The Academics are good too, with plenty of Dual Credit (college level) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Most of the people are nice and the teachers are easy to get along with.
I liked Preston's diverse community and how the students show you what it's like to have a true sisterhood. Whenever there is a problem we come together as a community to solve it. I also like the food now that we got a new cafeteria service. The teachers here really care about you and you're not just a number to them. Teachers are also very flexible when it comes to test dates, and due dates. Preston also has a lot of clubs and teams to join so you're bound to find something you like, and if you don't you can always start a club. Preston also has a lot of events that take place and games that are held here after school. Preston also has dances where the boys from other Catholic schools are invite to come and join us.