Parkersburg High School

2101 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Parkersburg High School serves 1,689 students in grades 9-12.
Parkersburg High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black).

School Overview

Parkersburg High School's student population of 1,689 students has declined by 5% 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 top 50% of all 644 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 Testing Rank
#313 out of 644 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
92%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.150.19
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Graduation Rate
86%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Parkersburg High School is Caperton Center For Applied Technology (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Van Devender Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mckinley Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Parkersburg Mckinley Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 256 students
    0.1 miles
    1130 19th St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 420-9581
    0.1 PK-5 256
  • Parkersburg Madison Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 338 students
    0.7 miles
    1426 32nd St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 420-9563
    0.7 PK-5 338
  • Parkersburg Van Devender Middle School Math: 18% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 415 students
    0.7 miles
    918 31st St
    Parkersburg, WV 26104
    (304) 420-9645
    0.7 6-8 415
  • Parkersburg Jefferson Elementary Center Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 415 students
    0.8 miles
    1103 Plum St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 420-9554
    0.8 PK-5 415
  • Parkersburg Emerson Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 367 students
    1.0 miles
    1605 36th St
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 420-9528
    1 PK-5 367

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