201 N Fourth Avenue
Paden City, WV 26159
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Paden City High School serves 181 students in grades 7-12.
Paden City 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 11% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 181 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Btm 50% in WV)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

School Overview

Paden City High School's student population of 181 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
181 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Paden City High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 638 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Paden City High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#440 out of 638 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
45-49%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
n/a
2%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
97%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
90%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   8/20/2012
Paden City High School provides a high quality education to its students that provides the ability for students to be competitive in the 21st Century at Colleges and Universities and in the work force. PCHS provides countless academic, athletic, fine arts, and academic based extra curricular activities opportunities that ALL students are able to actively participate in. PCHS is a wonderful school and a great opportunity for all to attend.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mr.cr

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 181 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

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