Parkersburg South High School

221 reviews
  1. Wood County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. Outcomes
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1511 Blizzard Dr
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Telephone
(304) 420-9610
Website
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Parkersburg South High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
24

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
AP Enrollment
13%
AP Exam Pass Rate
28%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
15%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    4%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    19%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    70%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    7%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Football and basketball games
    35%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Powder Puff
    18%
  • Masquerade Ball!
    7%
  • Spirit Week (5 days of different dress up themes)
    7%
  • Sports
    4%
  • Pep Rally
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,594
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
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
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,057
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
20%
Female Athletes
13%
Expenses Per Student
$11,328/ year
National
$11,927
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses

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Reviews

221 reviews
  • Excellent
    36
  • Very Good
    98
  • Average
    61
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    1
Parkersburg South had a great community of teachers. Most of them prepared us for the college world, while others sadly did not. Although the lunch was terrible, the atmosphere was my favorite. I absolutely loved going to football and basketball games.
  • Alum
  • 23 hours ago
Parents at parkersburg south have a very minimal role.
  • High School Senior
  • 22 days ago
The school provides many great opportunities.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago