Parkersburg High School

228 reviews
  1. Wood County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
2101 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Telephone
(304) 420-9595
Website
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Parkersburg High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1160
14 responses
Average ACT
25
104 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
AP Enrollment
22%
AP Exam Pass Rate
68%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    3%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    42%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    50%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    5%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
44%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Football game traditions
    32%
  • The A Cappella choir chistmas concert
    32%
  • Sports Games
    13%
  • The alma mater
    13%
  • Big Red Band
    11%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,866
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,661
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,188/ year
National
$11,890
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses

Reviews

228 reviews
  • Excellent
    23
  • Very Good
    64
  • Average
    105
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    9
Parkersburg High School for the last 3 years I've gone there it hasn't been terrible nor hasn't been the best school experience. Some of the teachers choose favorites. There's a wide variety of characters of students, so everyone had a group or 1 or two friends!
  • Junior
  • 2 months ago
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
  • 5 months ago
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.
  • High School Junior
  • 7 months ago