Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,866
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    225 3.3
  • Ranking

Parkersburg High School is a public coed school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It has 1,866 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 225 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 225 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Clubs are generally very diverse. However, usually there are not many advertisements for club meetings and if you miss the first few meeting then it is generally looked down upon to show up.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I have had the benefit of moving through most of my classes with the same group of students since 6th grade. Being on an advanced track education wise, I am privileged to be with students who challenge me more than the teachers ever could. Their constant support and friendly competition has made my high school experience worth while and is one of the main reasons I still attend this school. Even with the large class sizes and sheer number of students attending Parkersburg High School, having a small group of likeminded individuals with me through this experience is very beneficial.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Teachers: Consistency in grading at Parkersburg High School is nonexistent. Teachers generally give above average grades to students they like or to appease parents that complain. Luckily for me, I never had a problem with inconsistent grading. Some of my friends have had difficulties turning in similar qualities of work with sub par results. It is not a fair playing field for teacher graded student work at Parkersburg High School.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: There is an officer on campus ready for emergencies, there are several safety measures taken to protect students, and they are very affective.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The teachers are okay, but some are really great. There are a lot of students that get through by doing the bare minimum. Funding for music programs is nonexistent, and the sports teams are given more money than they deserve. Academic achievements are easily overlooked by teachers and administrators alike. Many sports coaches are not fit to be coaches, and even the band director does not put forth enough effort. While there are many downsides, PHS does offer more academic opportunities than other schools in the area because they have more ap courses to offer.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Parkersburg South High School 2 mi. 1,594
2.66 Ripley High School 33 mi. 969
1.66 Point Pleasant High School 42 mi. 1,180
2.33 Capital High School 63 mi. 1,323
2.00 Saint Albans High School 64 mi. 1,025

Around Parkersburg 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

Parkersburg High School United States West Virginia Capital High School Parkersburg South High School Point Pleasant High School Ripley High School Saint Albans High School
White 93.0% 51.0% 91.1% 62.0% 96.0% 97.0% 98.0% 90.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 4.7% 33.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 7.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0.7% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 1.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 29.0%
Grade 10 28.2%
Grade 11 24.1%
Grade 12 18.8%

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 36 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 28% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 36% Tradition
  • 29% Making new friends
  • 18% AP classes because of the amount of respect
  • 13% All the opportunity
  • 4% Grab and Go Breakfast

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 32% Focusplaced on unimportant things, not education
  • 19% The smell
  • 13% Unconsiderate students that attend the school.
  • 10% Coaches
  • 10% Focus on sports not academics
  • 6% Its just trashy
  • 6% The teachers get by with the bare minimum
  • 3% How much they focus on dress code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 52% The school pride and traditions
  • 19% The size and academic records from the students
  • 15% The amount of academics
  • 7% Disrespect
  • 7% School traditions

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 41% Traditional
  • 24% It's all about who has money and who doesn't.
  • 17% BOTH POLITICAL AND WHO HAS MONEY>
  • 10% Hypocritical
  • 7% Political

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 45% Get involved
  • 30% Be prepared to deal with craziness.
  • 15% Study
  • 10% Don't attend this school

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 40% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 8% I hate everything about this school.