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9-12
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Kingwood, WV
Students enrolled: 1,370

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400 Preston Dr
Kingwood, WV 26537

(304) 329-0400
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June 05, 2014
I couldn't help but realize that more than half of these reviews were posted in the early 2000s; therefore, I just couldn't stop myself from writing this review. Things have drastically changed over the course of ten years, and not for the better. This place is absolutely one of the WORST high schools I have ever seen within the history of this nation. Education practically isn't there, structure of the building is terrible (I have no idea how it's still standing), students are racist and rude, some teachers are on a power trip and try to embarrass/ridicule you (there are really only a few that actually care about your education), and some students have to teach themselves online because some teachers don't know what they're doing. Overall, it's a complete and utter dump, and it's not a very friendly (nor clean) environment. I wouldn't even give this place a one-star. In fact, ignore the star. This "school" doesn't even deserve one. If you want to feel the high that comes with great success, don't look here. You won't find it.

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2012
I have to agree that there is extremely poor communication between school and parents. The only way to talk to someone at the school is to go into the building to talk to someone. That is a huge problem when you have a simple question and you live an hour away and it could be answered if the phone would be answered or voice mails returned. My son complains of leaking windows and many other structual problems, including only one of the boys restrooms has stall doors that are not completely broken off. The school doesn't have the funds to replace student desks and textbooks but somehow has enough to build a "sports complex". I am all for sports, but I believe academics come first and those needs should be addressed first. Security is also lacking. There are physical fights between students on an almost daily basis. The only positive thing I have seen: a handful of good teachers who are willing to communicate with parents/students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Preston High School has scored high in all tests and has been active in local activities.

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2009
Preston High is an OK school, nice teachers that go out of thier way to help you and many extra-curricular activities to be involed in. Most of the student body are very friendly and polite. Some drawbacks to Preston High are the many structural problems such as leaky ceilings, mold in class rooms, un-airconditioned rooms in the summer, and one of the biggest problems may be the gap between rich and poor students which creates problems.

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 21, 2008
My son graduates in 2008. He had a severe case of Senioritis, as the school calls it. He had excessive absences. After a meeting with guidance, teachers and my son's assistant principal a plan was made for my son to make up his school work and time missed. If my son was absent from any class I was to get a call. Well, my son began to skip school again. He had skipped 13 more days, without a single call from anyone at the school. Ultimately, this was my son's fault. He shouldn't have been skipping. I just think there should have been more follow through with our agreement. I don't know if they need more administration or what exactly the problem is, but there is a discipline problem.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 17, 2007
I love this school and all the people in it. You cant go wrong with Preston High

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 13, 2006
I'm currently a student at PHS (I graduate in 2007) and might I say that even though it is a great school, a few imrovements are needed, such as the leaky roofs (which I will no longer talk about.) administration somewhat needs to 'review' the county policies and we need an experianced football coach. Otherwise, the school is pretty good off. I am a band geek, so obviously I believe that our bands rock!!! The theater and music programs are absolutely a dream, and in some cases, never a dull moment.

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2005
I am a graduate of PHS. The school gave me a wonderful education and I felt academically prepared when I entered college. However there are social problems... 1.A problem with PHS is the treatment of average/poor students. Unless they belong to a specific dicipline/organization, students won't belong. There're many students that settle for C's because of a lack caring--and since it's a rural community, poverty is prevalent& influential on this. 2.There's a LOW number of multicultural families. This shouldn't be an issue if PHS included diversity as apart of their values--because it's important to know about other races, cultures, and societies for the real world--but they don't. 3.Being a rural community leads to favoritism & silent, spiteful grudges against certain families& their children. In a way it is better to be unknown so those in charge won't punish you for having a certain name. 4.Snow days inhibit learning--Preston Co. has many.

- submitted by a former student
March 12, 2005
I am also a student at Prestin High. The amount of extracurricular activities and vocational classes PHS offers is absoulutly amazing. They really put your future into perspective. The sports are a thing to be proud of. Our boys basketball team is going to the State Championships for the first time since 1997. The drama department is doing very good as well. I do believe that Preston High is one of the very best high schools around.

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 12, 2004
Hi, I am a student at Preston High. Preston is a great school. It is fun and tough. The school has a lot of great teachers including Dr. Cassonova (spanish) from Venisuela and so many other that are absolutly dedicated to teaching. These teachers spend time with each and every one of us. My Pre-honors english teacher Ms. Jenkins was really worried about my being behind today. I only missed one day of school and she helped me catch up quickly. There are many honors and AP classes offered. Even classes in areas like nursing, auto body, typing... The block scedualing makes the days seem easier too. Preston has a lot of sports and clubs. We have a lot of school spirit and go to see a lot of games. I prefer to see the plays.

- submitted by a student
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Preston High School
400 Preston Dr, Kingwood, WV  26537
(304) 329-0400
Last modified Preston High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Preston High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top