Hurricane High School

  • Hurricane High School serves 1,237 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 30%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 46%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • Hurricane High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 10%.

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School Overview

  • Hurricane High School's student population of 1,237 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,237 students
Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers

School Comparison

  • Hurricane High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 646 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hurricane High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall School Rank----
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)
25%
30%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)
44%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Hispanic
2%
2%
Black
3%
4%
White
95%
90%
Diversity Score0.100.19
Graduation Rate
98%
89%
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
22%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePutnam County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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