Morgantown High School in Morgantown, WV - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,704
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    235 3.5
  • Ranking

Morgantown High School is a public school in Morgantown, West Virginia. It has 1,704 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 235 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 235 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Pretty diverse array of studnet clubs and sports
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Its not good or bad
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The campus was locked up this year, making it much more difficult for unauthorized/dangerous individuals to enter from outside the school- which was and still is entirely plausible, given the number of doors in the building. There doesn't seem to be too much bullying (though it is there), but there can be some nasty fights. Some of these can be mere catfights, while others are full-blown physical incidents- namely the stabbing in the lobby a few years back. However, if you stay out of the violent circles, you'll probably be fine. Gang violence or anything of that nature isn't a problem here.

    Health education here isn't bad, but the constant influx of student teachers and lack of interest from the students make it unmeaningful. The nurse isn't even full-time, and ice packs tend to go quickly. The counselors can be very helpful or very unhelpful depending on who you talk to, but I personally believe that the school tends to do whatever it can within what it perceives as its realistic realm of power to help its students with safety and/or health issues.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: Teachers have been forced to go to meetings almost every single day after school. In addition to the already-hectic schedule of most MHS students, which tend to include sports, jobs, or other activities, this makes it hard to hold meetings after school that people can actually attend. Plus, clubs without large/dedicated membership bases struggle to schedule meaningful activities for members or for the general student population. A lot of overzealous, college-oriented students join or run clubs for the sake of their resume and then fail to attend/host any sort of significant activities.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: The parents here are not the greatest. Yes, there are some incredible parents who have had a tremendous impact on the school. Yet there are also parents who are far too involved, abusive, or even completely absent. The overcompetitive parents have been known to behave like high schoolers themselves (namely, in a negative way) when interacting with children outside of their own, or bullying teachers and/or administrators when they don't get their way- even when they're in the wrong. Cheaters get off the hook, and slackers get special treatment because of parental influence.

    As for the other types, well, MHS has its fair share of parents who abuse or neglect their children. This leads to negative effects on their children and those around them. Doesn't every school?

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 University High School 5 mi. 1,240
1.66 Preston High School 19 mi. 1,311
0.66 Buckhannon Upshur High School 49 mi. 1,043
2.66 Wheeling Park High School 48 mi. 1,614
2.66 John Marshall High School 48 mi. 1,088

Around Morgantown High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Morgantown High School United States Buckhannon Upshur High School John Marshall High School Preston High School University High School Wheeling Park High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 97.0% 97.0% 98.0% 92.0% 88.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 7.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 30.2%
Grade 10 25.8%
Grade 11 21.9%
Grade 12 22.1%

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 31 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 30% The wide variety of people and experiences.
  • 23% Opportunity to take classes at local university
  • 23% Variety of clubs
  • 21% AP classes
  • 2% 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 17 responses

  • 47% It's high academic standing
  • 29% High academic standing and its heritage
  • 24% It's prideful yet good all around

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 32% A long history
  • 26% Variety
  • 16% Carefree
  • 16% Accepting
  • 11% Dirty

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 21 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 10% I hate everything about this school.