Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV - Niche

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Parkersburg High School is a public school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It has 1,866 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 220 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 220 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: School spirit is going downhill
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: The cleanliness is bad, teachers are bad, I didn't learn one new thing my entire senior year.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: There's a few outstanding teachers, but too many awful teachers.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: There is a huge variety of elective class at this school. We have a lot of art classes, guitar and piano class, Spanish and French classes, theater, work shop, sign language, drivers Ed, extra science classes, community service class. Our counsellors help us do our schedules and try to make it so we can take whichever elective classes we want to. Your workload depends on which classes you have.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: I don't feel extremely safe at this school. When I had a Domestic Violence Protection Order against my ex boyfriend at this school, the principal didn't think it was a big deal and didn't do anything when he would follow me or wait outside my classes for me. Most of the doors are locked during the school day and require you to push a buzzer and tell the office why you're there. Most people don't sign into the office when they get inside, but the office never does anything about it.

    Our school nurse is available at most times. It usually takes them a while to call an ambulance when needed. It takes a while for them to get to the student who needs help.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

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

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

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% 62.0% 96.0% 97.0% 98.0% 90.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 33.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 7.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 34 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 29% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 37% Tradition
  • 27% Making new friends
  • 19% 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 25 responses

  • 52% The school pride and traditions
  • 20% The size and academic records from the students
  • 12% The amount of academics
  • 8% Disrespect
  • 8% School traditions

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 41% Traditional
  • 26% It's all about who has money and who doesn't.
  • 7% 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 23 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 35% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 9% I hate everything about this school.