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Parkersburg High School is a public school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It has 1,829 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 182 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 182 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I'm sure there are worse schools in the country but there were so many times I hated the school because of things other than normal reasons kids hate school like bullying or hard classes. Teachers and administrators are just sub par
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: Not the worst probably but I never would eat from there.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: very strict on dress code and tardy and parking passes.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Most of the money and focus is on the football stadium
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers are exceptional, but a good amount are just not very good. The school has a great reputation but is on the decline

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.33 McKinley Elementary School Public
North Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 Van Devender Junior High School Public
2.66 Madison Elementary School Public
2.00 Jefferson Elementary Center Public
3.33 Emerson Elementary School Public
Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School Private, Religious
The Montessori Experience Private, Montessori
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
Belpre Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Belpre High School Public
2.33 Fairplains Elementary School Public
2.00 Franklin Elementary Center Public
2.66 Parkersburg South High School Public
3.33 Gihon Elementary School Public
2.66 Lubeck Elementary School Public
Parkersburg Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Edison Junior High School Public
2.33 Martin Elementary School Public
3.33 Neale Elementary School Public
3.33 Jackson Junior High School Public
3.33 Vienna Elementary School Public
2.00 Belpre Elementary School Public
3.33 Greenmont Elementary School Public
2.66 Blennerhassett Junior High School Public
3.00 Blennerhassett Elementary School Public
2.33 Mineral Wells Elementary School Public
2.66 Kanawha Elementary School Public
2.33 Warren 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
3.00 Waverly Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Parkersburg South High School 2 mi. 1,559
3.33 Ripley High School 33 mi. 978
2.00 Point Pleasant High School 42 mi. 1,196
2.33 Maysville Elementary School 50 mi. 1,090
3.00 Logan-Hocking Middle School 47 mi. 1,274

Around Parkersburg High School

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


Male 49%
Female 50%


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 20 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 35% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 50% Tradition
  • 42% Making new friends
  • 8% Grab and Go Breakfast

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 38% Focusplaced on unimportant things, not education
  • 31% The smell
  • 15% Its just trashy
  • 15% Coaches

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% The school pride and traditions
  • 33% The size and academic records from the students
  • 22% The amount of academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Traditional
  • 30% It's all about who has money and who doesn't.
  • 10% Political

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Get involved
  • 25% Study
  • 17% Be prepared to deal with craziness.
  • 8% Don't attend this school

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 7 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 43% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 43% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 14% I hate everything about this school.