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South Harrison High School

Public | 9-12 | 422 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 6, 2009

I am part of the future class of 2011 and this school is helping me get the preparation I need for the years ahead. The staff is great and very kind, willing to help you if you need it. The administration is also very helpful towards my education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

I loved shhs..The classes were small and that made it easier to ge one on one help with the great teachers!


Posted September 16, 2008

I go to school here and i love it. There are small classes so i know that i will learn something and u get to kno the teachers. The teachers here are awesome, and their always willing to help you out. If i had to go to a big school, i would die. I love this school way to much and we always show our hawk pride!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2007

Several family members graduated from here many years ago, when it WAS a good school. The school is not what it used to be. Parents aren't involved because the way the kids are left 'behind', and some are treated much differently than the preps. Everyone see's it, but no one admits it. They glaze over the truth, and the kids are definately not 'equal here'. Kids with mental handicaps, as my child are ridiculed, made fun of, and called names, and the staff/administration blew it off, saying 'they're kids and it happens all the time'. It's ridiculous that the staff and principal take that sad mentality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

I am a 2002 alumnus of South Harrison High School and found it to be exceptional. The smaller class sizes provided me with more individualized attention than what some of the larger schools in the county would have. I also found that the teachers were more than willing to help if the student was willing to learn. I am currently enrolled at Johns Hopkins University on the Dean's list and feel that in part that is due to the education I received from South Harrison.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2005

I am also an alumni of South Harrison and feel that the last reviews do not give an accurate account of the school. Teachers do care and will help you if you ask for help. I have two girls one of which graduated in the top twenty of her class last year, the other will graduate in 2006. I can't imagine them attending any other school. Also, South Harrison has the only Alumni Band in the county, we get together at least two times a year for Homecoming and the Christmas Parade. As far as the parent involvement, it will improve when parents decide to get involved, that would be up to the parents not the school. Thank you for this opportunity.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 14, 2005

I was a student at SHHS and I must say that most of the teacher's seem to be along for the ride. They have a very easy job and will keep it until they reach retirement. They love the smart kids because they are 'easy'. I had teachers that saw me failing, saw me depressed, and so on and did absolutely nothing! I saw forms of prejudice, preference, sexism and other things going on. I graduated and went on to college see a lot of teachers that care so much. I was never involved in extracurricular activities because I lived so far away from the school. I think kids there need more help being involved, getting parents involved, programs for disadvantaged students (which would be about the whole student body) and more training for teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2004

I am a graduate of shhs and have several brothers and sisters who graduated from this school. My nephew just graduated last year. My son is currently a sophomore here. I am very impressed with the new principal and most of the teachers. We have a few problems and football does seem to get the most attention, money,support, etc., But we're working on this. People can't just grumble - they did to take action to change things. It can be done. I am very proud of our school and the attention and help offered to students. We also have great parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

I'am a formal student of this school. It sure needs some improvement. With teachers. The football programs should not be every thing in the schools and run every thing else. The new principal is a great person but it will take more than him to get the job done. I think that teacher should have to change schools every five years.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
43%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
60%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
72%
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 Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities36%

Reading

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities37%
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 Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities47%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
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 99% 92%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Lost Creek, WV 26385
Phone: (304) 326-7440

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