Parkersburg High School

2101 Dudley Ave,

Parkersburg, WV, 26101-3462

Tel: (304)420-9595
Grades: 9-12

1,829 students

Parkersburg High School serves 1,829 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the WV average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Parkersburg High School operates within the Wood County s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is equal to the WV state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 1829 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 105 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,829 students
Parkersburg High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 105 teachers
Parkersburg High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Parkersburg High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 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 17:1 14:1
Parkersburg High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
Parkersburg High School Asian (2000-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
1%
Parkersburg High School Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
3%
5%
Parkersburg High School Black (1990-2012)
White
93%
92%
Parkersburg High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Parkersburg High School Sch Ethnicity Parkersburg 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.
0.13 0.15
Parkersburg High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
36%
45%
Parkersburg 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.
6%
8%
Parkersburg High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,455 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Wood County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
10
Number of Students Managed 13,455 3,689
Wood County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 79%
Wood County s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $144 MM $44 MM
Wood County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $149 MM $44 MM
Wood County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,668 $11,815
Wood County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,021 $11,723
Wood 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 Belpre High School (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Van Devender Junior High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mckinley Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Parkersburg Mckinley Elementary School
    1130 19th St
    Parkersburg , WV , 26101
    (304)420-9581
    0.1  mi  |  334  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Parkersburg Madison Elementary School
    1426 32nd St
    Parkersburg , WV , 26104
    (304)420-9563
    0.7  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Parkersburg Van Devender Junior High School
    918 31st St
    Parkersburg , WV , 26104
    (304)420-9645
    0.7  mi  |  367  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Parkersburg Jefferson Elementary Center
    1103 Plum St
    Parkersburg , WV , 26101
    (304)420-9554
    0.8  mi  |  476  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Parkersburg Emerson Elementary School
    1605 36th St
    Parkersburg , WV , 26104
    (304)420-9528
    1  mi  |  379  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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