Parkersburg High School

2101 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 1,719 students in grades 9-12, Parkersburg High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 11% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,719 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : 83% (Btm 50% in WV)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Parkersburg High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Parkersburg High School's student population of 1,719 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,719 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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School Rankings

Parkersburg High School ranks within the top 50% of all 629 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Parkersburg High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WV)
#221 out of 629 schools
(Top 50%)
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25%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Parkersburg High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
49%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Parkersburg High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
2%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
91%
89%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.17
This chart display the diversity score of Parkersburg High School and the public school average diversity score of West Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
83%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Parkersburg High School and public school graduation rate of West Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Parkersburg High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Parkersburg High School's ranking?
Parkersburg High School is ranked #221 out of 629 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in West Virginia.
What schools are Parkersburg High School often compared to?
Parkersburg High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Parkersburg South High School, Williamstown High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% WV state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% WV state average).
What is the graduation rate of Parkersburg High School?
The graduation rate of Parkersburg High School is 83%, which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 90%.
How many students attend Parkersburg High School?
1,719 students attend Parkersburg High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Parkersburg High School students are White, 3% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Parkersburg High School?
Parkersburg High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 13:1.
What grades does Parkersburg High School offer ?
Parkersburg High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Parkersburg High School part of?
Parkersburg High School is part of Wood County Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,719 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : 83% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education

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