Petersburg High School

  • Petersburg High School serves 670 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (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 44% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Petersburg 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the West Virginia state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • Petersburg High School's student population of 670 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students670 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Petersburg High School
Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Petersburg High School is ranked within the bottom 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Petersburg High School is 0.04, 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#456 out of 644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
2%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
98%
90%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Diversity Score0.040.19
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Graduation Rate90-94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Petersburg High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Virginia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrant County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

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