Morgantown High School in Morgantown, WV - Niche

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Morgantown High School is a public school in Morgantown, West Virginia. It has 1,668 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 197 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

109 Wilson Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 291-9260

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3.5 from 197 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: So far my experience has been pretty good. Drama is my only problem but that is with students not really the school as itself.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: MHS is a good school, but can definitely approve.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The cafeteria is too small for the number of students that the school has. The menu almost always includes chicken which nobody likes. They need to enforce healthy eating more and have less unhealthy foods available. They have special accommodations for students with allergies or disabilities. We have something called grab 'n' go. You get something to eat after breakfast but before lunch, and head to class with your morning snack.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The principal was always involved and communicating with students. The guidance counselors have a lot of students to handle and do not always have time for people. The office staff have always been helpful and are the ones that make graduation possible. The dress code needs to be more equally enforced and enforced more often. We have a tardy policy that should remain in place because it has improved student attendance to class on time substantially. The school does need a few more strict rules to command more order and less chaos.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers often go above and beyond or do all that they can to help their students. Teaching styles vary between the teachers and what they teach. In science classes we do a lot of labs, in math we study together, foreign language we performed and worked as teams to form games and so much more. They have some much to teach us, not just about the classes they teach, but life experiences. Most of the teachers love what they do and love seeing their student succeed. The grading scale can differ by a point or two depending on the teacher and the class, but is rather consistent and fair. Teachers express concern with grades or student behavior promptly.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 South Middle School Public
3.33 Woodburn Elementary School Public
3.33 Mountainview Elementary School Public
3.33 Westwood Middle School Public
Covenant Christian School Private, Religious
2.66 Morgantown Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Skyview Elementary School Public
4.00 Suncrest Middle School Public
3.66 North Elementary School Public
3.33 Suncrest Primary School Public
St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School Private, Religious
Morgantown Learning Academy Private
3.33 Brookhaven Elementary School Public
3.33 Easton Elementary School Public
2.66 Trinity Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 University High School Public
2.66 Ridgedale Elementary School Public
2.66 Mylan Park Elementary School Public
3.66 Mountaineer Middle School Public
3.66 Cheat Lake Elementary School Public
2.33 Bobtown Elementary School Public
2.00 West Preston Middle School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 University High School 5 mi. 1,256
1.66 Preston High School 19 mi. 1,331
2.00 Elkins High School 47 mi. 827
1.00 Buckhannon Upshur High School 49 mi. 1,057
3.00 Wheeling Park High School 48 mi. 1,650

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Morgantown High School United States Buckhannon Upshur High School Elkins High School Preston High School University High School Wheeling Park High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 98.0% 93.0% 98.0% 92.0% 88.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 3.0% 7.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 3.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.7%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 25.4%
Grade 12 21.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 35% The wide variety of people and experiences.
  • 23% Variety of clubs
  • 19% AP classes
  • 19% Opportunity to take classes at local university
  • 4% Being a part of something bigger than yourself

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 36% Crowded
  • 25% Some teachers are really bad
  • 14% Absence policy
  • 7% Dress code is shoved down our throats
  • 7% Some teachers really aren't qualified to teach AP
  • 7% The dress code isn't carried out
  • 4% Drama

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 55% It's high academic standing
  • 27% It's prideful yet good all around
  • 18% High academic standing and its heritage

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Variety
  • 18% Carefree
  • 18% A long history
  • 9% Dirty
  • 9% Accepting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Be outgoing and be willing to help yourself
  • 36% Work hard and be yourself
  • 9% Dont care about others opinions
  • 9% Work hard and be kind

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 8% I hate everything about this school.