Preston High School

400 Knight Drive
Kingwood, WV 26537
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Preston High School serves 1,196 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (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 46% (which is higher than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than 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 10% (majority Black).

School Overview

Preston High School's student population of 1,196 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,196 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

Preston 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 diversity score of Preston 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 Testing Rank
#516 out of 644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
2%
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%
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Diversity Score
0.040.19
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Graduation Rate
86%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePreston County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Preston High School is Southern Garrett High School (15.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Central Preston Middle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kingwood Central Preston Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 336 students
    0.1 miles
    64 Wildcat Way
    Kingwood, WV 26537
    (304) 329-0033
    0.1 5-8 336
  • Kingwood Kingwood Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 460 students
    0.8 miles
    207 S Price Street
    Kingwood, WV 26537
    (304) 329-1034
    0.8 PK-4 460
  • Tunnelton South Preston School Math: 28% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 391 students
    5.7 miles
    5258 South Preston Highway
    Tunnelton, WV 26444
    (304) 568-2292
    5.7 PK-8 391
  • Arthurdale West Preston School Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 763 students
    7.5 miles
    113 Eby School Road
    Arthurdale, WV 26520
    (304) 864-3835
    7.5 PK-8 763
  • Terra Alta Terra Alta/east Preston School Math: 32% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 387 students
    7.9 miles
    1103 East State Avenue
    Terra Alta, WV 26764
    (304) 789-2344
    7.9 PK-8 387

School Reviews

  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
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.
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2  
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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