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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
South Charleston High School is a public school located in South Charleston, WV. It has 1,003 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
1 Eagle Way
South Charleston, WV 25309
Telephone
(304) 766-0352
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South Charleston High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1090
37 responses
Average ACT
23
136 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$50,885
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$665
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,000
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    28%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Senior Night
    14%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Snowball
    12%
  • Homecoming week before it was 4 days and boring
    5%
  • Senior Prank
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,003
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,241
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,275/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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My experience at South Charleston High School could have been better. The school offers different outlets for different kinds of students that all like a variety of things, which is a plus. Academically, the school is not very diverse. There are limited classes that will not always appeal to the every student. For example, a class I have always wanted to take was a home economics class or a cooking class; however, I unfortunately was never given the option. Classes that I also think are important were never really talked about or encouraged.With my understanding, there was a finance class offered. I believe that the school should have offered a class to teach the young adults about taxes and how to be financially stable in their coming years. On the other side, the school has an amazing engineering/robotics program. The school has invested lots of money in to it and was even able to get multiple 3D printers for the students involved.
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South Charleston High School is the best school in the state of West Virginia. With a focus on engineering and design, SCHS lives up to its mission statement to create college and career-ready students. Whether one plans to enter vocational school, university, or immediately enter the work-force, SCHS is the best choice for a pre-professional experience. SCHS is also the sole school in West Virginia that offers the IB program: a set of two-year honors courses more rigorous than AP and internationally recognized. If a student lives in the Kanawha County area, South Charleston High School is the most appropriate choice for serious, hard-working students.
As an alumni of South Charleston high-school, I felt this institution provided me with the proper tools for college readiness. Despite the lack of student teacher relationships, the academic criteria of South Charleston ultimately prepared me for college and other real world realties that I encountered after graduation. Having access to a lot of different sports as well as academic resources, allowed me to not only be successful in the classroom, but in my athletic career as well in lieu of my exhibited leadership qualities.