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Morgantown High School

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4 stars

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Posted August 10, 2014

If your child is an average student then they are forgotten. It seems the school only cares about the AP students. They carry the school in regard to test scores. The math teachers my child has had have been horrific. I had to hire tutors. Many teachers never return phone calls or even come to meetings about the students. Not impressed....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

My daughter is in 9th grade this year - so far, so good! We have been impressed with the teachers she has, all seem to be very enthusiastic about their subjects. The curriculum is challenging and she has made great strides for 3 years ago when we had to homeschool her because she cold not sit in a classroom all day! We were concerned about the large size of this school compared with her previous schools - the administration seems to do a great job managing the number of students while still keeping class sizes fairly small.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

MHS is a great school. The principal and staff have the right idea...they want to teach children and help them excel. The teachers push the kids to learn. The TEACH them how to be students. The study habits that my freshman daughter has already learned, I know will allow her to succeed in the future as she does now. There is no molly coddling...do the work expected to get the grade expected. You can prepare yourself for college, trade school or whatever your calling. The honors and AP (college credit) classes are challenging and informative. I was so disappointed to see the review from the family that moved to VA. Maybe their children were overly challenged, I don't know, but from reading the parent reviews of the school that she refers to, six of the first seven don't have anything good to say about BHS. I loved my high school. I had a blast. I graduated in the top 10 of my class. I wasn't challenged and didn't learn how to study or be a good student. It took it's toll on my in college. MHS is guiding my children onward and upward. They love their school too, but I have a feeling, when they get to college with skills that MHS taught, they will love it even more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2011

I have been to every school in Morgantown and MHS is by far the best! The teachers are so nice and actually try to help you, the students are nice, and the sports teams are terrific. The teachers here make me WANT to learn on my own. They come up with fun ways to do things, and take time to help you understand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2011

Both of my kids, who are now in college, went to MHS. We recently moved to Virginia. The schools here are so much better than the schools in Morgantown, therefore I do not understand how an amazing school like battlefield high in Haymarket is a 7, when MHS is a 10! The teachers are so much better here and the standards are much higher so it's hard for me to have much confidence in this rating system?? One of my children, who is an honors student, attended high school for a short time here in VA and said there was no comparison, MHS was so much worse? Morgantown is a great place, but MHS is not a "ten". There are lots of older teachers who can't be fired and aren't really serving the students well and there are plenty of students who are completely disinterested in academics. If your child is in AP classes, they can get a decent education here, but MHS is not a "10".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

I grew up in Morgantown and have been away for 20 some years, I graduated from University High School. I had the opportunity to come home, my son is now a junior in high school and the best school for him academically and athletically, heads and shoulders above the rest is Morgantown High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Morgantown High School was a great learning environment and really prepared me for college. I graduated college in 3 & 1/2 years with a 3.5 GPA. I did not take all of the honors classes in high school and I still feel I was more than prepared. Thanks Morgantown High! Lauren
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

Both of our daughters graduated from MHS '04' and '05'. They graduated with honors and and 'A' averages. This is not only due to their parent's involvement in their high school education/sport careers, but also of the outstanding faculty at this school. Excellent student/teacher ratio, comprehensive, quality education, State championship sports teams (repeatedly) Nutritious lunches Parent involvement outstanding! Our daughters are both in universities now, one in CA and the other in Penn. Thanks MHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

I am alum who has since continued my education at a private school in VA and my professional career in NYC. MHS undoubtedly prepared me equally as well, if not better, than most of the private, expensive schools that my peers attended. This school has a personal and community atmosphere, caring teachers, hundreds of extracurriculat activies, and energetic students. When considering public education, it simply doesn't get better than this.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

Graduated in 1993! Great school, great teachers :) Go Mohigans!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

409 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

369 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

374 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

366 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

397 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students55%
Black52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities61%

Reading

All Students60%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities66%

Science

All Students44%
Black18%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities48%

Social Studies

All Students53%
Black44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students65%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities71%

Reading

All Students67%
Black40%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities74%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Black38%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities11%
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%
Black68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities74%

Reading

All Students62%
Black44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities67%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Black50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities3%
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 85% 92%
Black 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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109 Wilson Ave
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: (304) 291-9260

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