Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV - Niche

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Parkersburg High School is a public school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It has 1,829 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 187 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 187 reviews
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    • 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.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: I feel that even though I in my four years at PHS have had so so many amazing teachers, there are still teachers that do not care or that are only here for the pay check. However; the bad definitely out ways the good.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Here at PHS there are many things to be involved in such as: basically any sport you can think of (which we excel in), The A cappella Choir, or the Big Red Band. There are also many clubs I myself have joined many club and am the co president and founder of. If you join clubs and choice to have fun, you will excel here. You get what out of PHS what you put into it, and if you really care about this place it will care back.

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

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


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Parkersburg High School United States Logan-Hocking Middle School Maysville Elementary School Parkersburg South High School Point Pleasant High School Ripley High School
White 93.0% 51.6% 97.0% 94.0% 96.0% 97.0% 97.0%
African American 3.0% 15.2% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 1.0% 3.0% 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 21 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 33% No

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

  • 54% Tradition
  • 38% Making new friends
  • 8% Grab and Go Breakfast

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

  • 36% The smell
  • 36% Focusplaced on unimportant things, not education
  • 14% Its just trashy
  • 14% Coaches

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% The school pride and traditions
  • 30% The size and academic records from the students
  • 20% The amount of academics

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

  • 55% Traditional
  • 27% It's all about who has money and who doesn't.
  • 9% Political

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% Get involved
  • 23% Study
  • 15% Be prepared to deal with craziness.
  • 8% Don't attend this school

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 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.
  • 38% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 12% I hate everything about this school.