Preston High School
Preston High School serves 1,209 students in grades 9-12.
Preston 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% (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 46% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 11% (majority Black).
- Grades: 9-12
- Students: 1,209 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 2%
- Graduation Rate: 91% (Btm 50% in WV)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 15% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 46% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education
Preston High School's student population of 1,209 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Preston 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 Preston High School is 0.04, 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
State Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#495 out of 638 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(17-18)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WV Dept. of Education
The school is a very toxic place. The children there have no sense of empathy and are rude towards others. Little to no disciplinary measures are taken against these acts. The bathrooms are always dirty and lack stall doors. Each teacher has their own form of discipline and seem to shut out school wide rules in general. Many teachers fail to teach my child and leave the children to learn on their own. With this, online schooling (considering the recent circumstances) is almost impossible.
Too many kids, teachers/admin can't keep track of. Students "slip through the cracks". Can't get anyone on telephone or to return any messages. Parents & students are pretty much on their own. If you want to talk to anyone there, you have to go to the school itself. Not bad if you live in area, but for people that are an hour away and have to work, it is impossible. The school doesn't communicate well with parents. My student complains that bathrooms are always dirty and no doors on stalls. School "can't afford" to spend money on things like new books or desks, but can spend away when it comes to football (and only football) even though they haven't won a single game in years. Can't speak on other sports other than they only spend money on football program. I'm not against football, but I think academics should come first, then sports programs . . . and all sports programs should be treated equally.
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