Parkersburg South High School in Parkersburg, WV - Niche

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Parkersburg South High School is a public school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It has 1,594 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 36% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 202 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1511 Blizzard Dr
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 420-9610

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 202 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Through attending this school, I have met some of my best friends. I have also had the amazing opportunity to attend the Caperton Center for Applied Technology. It is a school focused on career and technical education. I was enrolled in the Drafting Program for two years and will receive 12 credit hours for drafting and 3 credit hours for english. It has put me one step ahead of everyone else that will be beginning college in the fall.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: I would not rate the teachers any higher nor lower for one reason. We either have teachers that genuinely care about the students and what they are teaching or teachers that are only teaching for a paycheck. Some teachers try to help struggling students, while others are perfectly content with failing a student that doesn't understand because the teacher does not teach well.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school has at least one policeman everyday at the school. There is somewhat of a lot of students who participate in drugs.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Every Friday for third period we have a club that we picked in the beginning of the semester. The clubs are very diverse.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: There is more parents that want their child to do great things than parents that don't care.

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Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Parkersburg High School 2 mi. 1,866
2.66 Ripley High School 31 mi. 969
1.66 Point Pleasant High School 40 mi. 1,180
2.66 Winfield High School 55 mi. 861
2.33 Capital High School 60 mi. 1,323

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Parkersburg South High School United States Capital High School Parkersburg High School Point Pleasant High School Ripley High School Winfield High School
White 96.0% 51.0% 62.0% 93.0% 97.0% 98.0% 94.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 33.0% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
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 25.9%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 23.5%
Grade 12 25.0%

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 31 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 28% Some of the teachers are great
  • 22% Always stick together
  • 17% Teachers are very helpful
  • 17% It is very clean
  • 7% Bullying is not an issue here.
  • 4% Always doing something fun and unique
  • 4% Sports

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 31% School lunches
  • 17% Dress Code
  • 17% Bringing in outside food
  • 14% Attitudes
  • 9% Nothing
  • 6% The amount of drugs in the school
  • 6% Not preparing students for college

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 28 responses

  • 68% Our student section is rated the best in the state
  • 14% Most people are generally helpful
  • 7% Helping out students with health charities
  • 7% Our Girls' Basketball Team is 50th in the nation
  • 4% The football team is respectful to other teams

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 43% Dedicated to its students
  • 39% Athletic Forward
  • 7% Helpful
  • 7% To help students get a diploma
  • 4% Caring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 70% Get involved
  • 30% Take advantage of the AP classes and other things

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 26% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.