Parkersburg High School

  • Parkersburg High School serves 1,689 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 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Parkersburg 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 10%.

School Overview

  • Parkersburg High School's student population of 1,689 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,689 students
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Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Parkersburg High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 639 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Parkersburg High School is 0.15, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#398 out of 639 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
35%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
4%
4%
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White
92%
90%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Parkersburg High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WV.
Diversity Score0.150.19
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Graduation Rate
87%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWood County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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