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Hurricane High School

Public | 9-12 | 1126 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 22, 2011

My children have been in several different High schools in different states and districts, Ive found Hurricane to be decent although I disagree with the policies concerning transfer credits. I am satisfied with the overall curriculum. My children love the class scheduling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

Most of the time this school is agood school. The teachers are helpful and support students. The BAND is awsome for this school and have won many state championships. The athletic programs are always high ranked. Most of the administration are helpful when issues arise. I do feel, however, once akid gets in trouble, they are rarely forgiven by the higher ups. All kids/young adults do stupid things. Maybe giving ALC (alternative learning center- in house detention) is better than suspension for some students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2005

This is one of the better schools in the greater Charleston-Huntington metro area academically speaking. Although some of the general classes leave something to be desired, if you enroll in the AP and advanced classes you will be as prepared as anyone else for college, regardless of whether you want to go to a state school or the ivy leagues. Its not unusual for a handful of students every year to go on to prestigous colleges and, being one of those, I found myself very well prepared, particularly since I challenged myself with the harder classes at Hurricane.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2004

My daughter attended this school last year and she loved it. She actually wanted to go to school and it was fun and exciting for her. Not only were the teachers great, but the students accepted her right away. I never had to worry about her, I felt like the school had a very safe atmosphere, which it did. The teachers are excellent and they not only teach the students educational things, but they also teach them how to be an adult. They treat the students like adults and give them respect. This is a phenomenal school!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
62%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities80%

Reading

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities75%

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities51%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities63%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities73%

Reading

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities56%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 92%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3350 Teays Valley Rd
Hurricane, WV 25526
Phone: (304) 562-3991

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