Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV - Niche

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Parkersburg High School is a public school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It has 1,888 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 44% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 189 reviews written and they have been mixed.

2101 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 420-9595

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 189 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: A huge emphasis is put towards athletics rather than focusing more on education.
    • High School Senior
    • 1
    Overall Experience: EVERYTHING IS ABOUT SPORTS. I am a student with a 4.2 GPA and the school or administration could literally care less. Not to mention I am treated as though I am a "bad child", which there are plenty of these at this school not including me, merely because I don't play a sport and that is my choice. Administration is very very unfair regarding they way they treat athletes and they way they treat the "nerds" and there should be absolutely no difference in the treatment of the two. Little to no respect shown from the staff to the students here.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I honestly wouldn't want to go anywhere else. This place molded me into the young college student I am going to be next year. I learned how to act and how I really really don't want to act.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: All though our administration tries, they don't really communicate at all and they don't really communicate with us. Ever since we got a new correctional officer and disciplinary principle things have been more under control. The new officer is also really helpful.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: We have many sport and athletic opportunities at PHS. They are very successful and always strive to be the best.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.33 McKinley Elementary School Public
2.33 Van Devender Junior High School Public
North Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 Jefferson Elementary Center Public
2.66 Madison Elementary School Public
Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School Private, Religious
3.33 Emerson Elementary School Public
2.00 Parkersburg Catholic High School Private, Religious
2.33 Hamilton Junior High School Public
2.66 Criss Elementary School Public
2.33 Worthington Elementary School Public
2.33 Belpre High School Public
2.66 Parkersburg South High School Public
2.33 Fairplains Elementary School Public
2.00 Franklin Elementary Center Public
3.33 Neale Elementary School Public
3.33 Gihon Elementary School Public
3.33 Jackson Junior High School Public
Parkersburg Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 Martin Elementary School Public
3.33 Edison Junior High School Public
3.33 Vienna Elementary School Public
2.00 Belpre Elementary School Public
3.33 Greenmont Elementary School Public
3.00 Blennerhassett Elementary School Public
2.66 Blennerhassett Junior High School Public
2.66 Lubeck Elementary School Public
2.33 Mineral Wells Elementary School Public
2.33 Warren Elementary School Public
2.66 Kanawha Elementary School Public
2.33 Wood County Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Williamstown High School Public
3.00 Williamstown Elementary School Public
3.00 Little Hocking Elementary School Public
2.66 Barlow-Vincent Elementary School Public
2.66 Warren High School Public
3.00 Waverly Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Parkersburg South High School 2 mi. 1,568
3.33 Ripley High School 33 mi. 940
2.00 Point Pleasant High School 42 mi. 1,197
2.66 Capital High School 63 mi. 1,276
2.33 Saint Albans High School 64 mi. 1,059

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Parkersburg High School United States Capital High School Parkersburg South High School Point Pleasant High School Ripley High School Saint Albans High School
White 93.0% 51.0% 64.0% 96.0% 97.0% 97.0% 90.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 32.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 7.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.6%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 24.1%
Grade 12 20.7%

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 23 responses

  • 52% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 35% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 47% Tradition
  • 35% Making new friends
  • 12% AP classes because of the amount of respect
  • 6% Grab and Go Breakfast

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 39% Focusplaced on unimportant things, not education
  • 33% The smell
  • 11% Its just trashy
  • 11% Coaches
  • 6% Focus on sports not academics

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

  • 55% The school pride and traditions
  • 27% The size and academic records from the students
  • 18% The amount of academics
  • 0% Disrespect

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Traditional
  • 29% It's all about who has money and who doesn't.
  • 7% Political

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Get involved
  • 20% Study
  • 13% Be prepared to deal with craziness.
  • 13% Don't attend this school

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 30% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 20% I hate everything about this school.