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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Princeton Senior High School is a public school located in Princeton, WV. It has 1,018 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
About Princeton Senior High School...
School District
Mercer County Schools
Address
1321 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV 24740
Telephone
(304) 425-8101
Website

Princeton Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1150
41 responses
Average ACT
23
96 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,467
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$697
National
$949
Median Home Value
$89,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Tiger Day
    16%
  • Move Up Day
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree
    14%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,018
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,739
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,534/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Princeton senior high school is a second home to me. Overall, their teachers and staff all love to help and have their students achieve their goals for the future. I enjoyed the extra classes they had such as business classes, that extremely helped me for my future. They helped me understand taxes, Bills, and how to be ready for when I have to become independent. However, I find that they lack security. Recently, they have added a police officer to keep us safe, but the students at this school are not the sweetest. Hopefully as time passes, more students that know how to act will give this school proud. ONE TOWN, ONE SCHOOL, ONE FAMILY, PSHS.
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I graduated in 2016. I had expressed that I was considering dropping out of school, I was never in class, nor did anyone care. There was literally only one instructor that ever asked how I was doing and cared whether or not I was in class. He's the only reason I even graduated. The counselors' are no help nor do they offer any guidance. Schedules were always messed up. Bullying is AWFUL there, teachers will witness it then pretend as if they never saw it. All around a school I would never want my two children attending.
My experience at Princeton Senior High School has been immensely successful and stupendous. My main reason for the wonderful years at this high school would have to be the Tiger Marching and Concert Band. With Mrs. Julie Kade as a band director I have grown, not only in my musical abilities, but also in my personality and character. She has proven to be a magnificent role model, and I will forever be in gratitude towards her and my time together with her. After this school year, she has officially retired, but her mark will forever remain on the school and West Virginia itself. Other than her, I have had mutiple teachers who completely submerged themselves into the school and their curriculum. I have been on the Honors and AP Path since freshman year, and those teachers have exceeded my expectations by providing such focus and support throughout the semester. I have already learned so much throughout my time there, and cannot wait to learn more this upcoming school year.