Shady Spring High School

Tel: (304)256-4647
Grades: 9-12

836 students

Shady Spring High School serves 836 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the WV average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Shady Spring High School operates within the Raleigh County s School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is higher than the WV state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 836 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 836 students
Shady Spring High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Shady Spring High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Shady Spring High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WV) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Shady Spring High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
Shady Spring High School Asian (2008-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
1%
Black
n/a
5%
Shady Spring High School Black (1991-2011)
White
98%
92%
Shady Spring High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Shady Spring High School Sch Ethnicity Shady Spring High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.15
Shady Spring High School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
28%
45%
Shady Spring High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
8%
Shady Spring High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,142 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Raleigh County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
10
Number of Students Managed 13,142 3,689
Raleigh County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 80% 79%
Raleigh County s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $132 MM $44 MM
Raleigh County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $133 MM $44 MM
Raleigh County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,684 $11,815
Raleigh County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,806 $11,723
Raleigh County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Independence High School (6.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Shady Spring Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shady Spring Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Shady Spring Shady Spring Elementary School
    600 Flat Top Rd
    Shady Spring , WV , 25918
    (304)256-4633
    0.4  mi  |  563  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Shady Spring Shady Spring Middle School
    500 Flat Top Rd
    Shady Spring , WV , 25918
    (304)256-4570
    0.4  mi  |  669  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Daniels Daniels Elementary School
    351 4h Lake Rd
    Daniels , WV , 25832
    (304)256-4622
    2.8  mi  |  674  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Ghent Ghent Elementary School
    2750 Flat Top Rd
    Ghent , WV , 25043
    (304)787-3631
    4.9  mi  |  207  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Beckley Stratton Elementary School
    1129 South Fayette St
    Beckley , WV , 25801
    (304)256-4604
    6.3  mi  |  309  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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