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Oak Hill High School

Public | 9-12 | 875 students

 
 

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Posted January 19, 2014

Oak hill high school is a bad school! Period I went there my stepson goes there and it's really bad staffed and the teachers give no homework so the child can come home and learn more not to mention the work they give is at a 6 grade level for ten graders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

I'm a former student of OHHS. This school isn't the worst school in the county... by virtue of Collins Middle School existing. OHHS is a school with a lot of problems. Their academic courses aren't the worst, but they are rather weak. My cousin is attending there currently, and she's told me that things have deteriorated rapidly since the merger with Mount Hope High School. Many classrooms don't have enough books to go around, buses are overcrowded to the point of being a safety hazard, and the fights are both prevalent and vicious. In my time at OHHS, I was bullied, harassed by the assistant principal, and I learned very little. Eventually I was removed from the school and homebound due to the continual harassment from this principal and my grades dropping to nothing. There were some good teachers at OHHS, but many of them have retired or left since the merger, and the quality of education is declining. OHHS does have some decent extracurricular activities for sports-oriented students, but depending on your counselor you may not get the chance to join them; the counselors can be notoriously unwilling to work with students. Overall, OHHS is a flawed school that really needs help.


Posted August 25, 2011

This school has problems with bullying. And their policy for it is not enforced. And in an effort to reduce drop outs, they are punishing the victims of bullying for missing days due to fear or medical problems caused by the bullying. The victims of these circumstances are sent to court for truancy, and nothing done to the bullies. It's wrong! A bully who stabs a kid in the back during class with a pencil get three days suspension. I'm sure that taught him something! And when you talk to school staff and the school board they will NOT address it! They also need better teachers, the students are not learning all that they could be. And I don't see it getting any better only worse. It's sad.


Posted August 26, 2009

Today was the first day of the 09-10 school year. The whole school was in chaos. Around a 100 students did not have a schedule including me. And still do not have one. The buses are overpacked people are setting in the floor. Everything is in total chaos
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2009

Upon my recent encounter with this website I am generally concered about comments made by students from this post. OHHS is not the worst school by far, but it is below avg. on the most importmant aspect of all. Your childrens overall education and their readiness to college level courses. I have interview several graduates from this school that are now freshmen in college, and they will tell you they were not prepared for this level of learning. Childern these days lack the most important components to success--independent learning skills, and motivation. I do not hold the teachers or the students a fault here, kids will only do what they are told to! I hold all the problems with 'No Child Left Behind' act or (aka...NO Child gets ahead)! This way of teaching is selling out our nations education to the Alminghty dollar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

EdLine for our son is still on last year's. My husband and I would really like to have weekly progress on his workload / test results, from all his teachers and I . This weekly goal of being informed is a goal of his parents. I will say it is mandatory to attend Parent Teacher Conferences. These two times a year speaks 'Parent's Care' and we as parents want to be informed. Without them we would not know, at all, what is happening with our sons education because there is no communication, (except possible first day rules and consequences from some teachers) ,with teacher, parent, and student. My rating could go higher if homework were given nightly and higher level thinking skills implimented 24/7.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

I am a student at Oak Hill High school in fact i'm in School RIGHT NOW!, and I looked this up on account of a project. I know that OHHS has problems but it is a great school and we have great techers. I come here on a daily basis and I see a lot of what goes on and most of the time the students are happy. Sure there are some things I would like to change but I firmly believe that it is one of the best schools in the state of West Virginia. And no offense but just because some parents don't like something, it doesnt mean it is a bad school because to be honest with you its not the parents going to school. We are also getting a good education and in fact this past year we had some of the highest math scores ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2008

Although I believe it is sweet that this school still has advocates after its recent decline, you can not over look the bitter truth of the matter. Oak Hill High School is rapidly declining. Teacher quality is extremely poor and many of the programs that the school offers leaves you unprepared for any type of higher education. The schools cleanliness is pitiful. Although I love the school and would hate to see it go, there are somethings more important than sustaining your alma-mater, such as the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

As a parent of a current OHHS student I am really very disappointed in this school for example there is way to much bullying allowed in the school... teachers turn their backs to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

I believe Oak Hill High School has potential, but is in desperate need of help in achiving that poiential. Though the school has an amazing amount of academic choices(for a school in this county) it's need for help in the deparments of Saftey and Disapline and leadership is imparitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

OHHS is a good school, but the school is declining in recent years. Academics and course offerings are better than most other schools in Fayette County, but as an Oak Hill grad, I can say that more is needed to prepare students for college. The arts programs and athletic programs at OHHS are among the best in the area with music groups and athletic teams many years among the best in the state. There are also many other athletic activities available for students. I feel that the school administration needs to be stricter and adhere to policy more closely, and they also need to discipline students more than they currently do. All in all OHHS is probably one of the better high schools around, and with a little work on academics and discipline, it could be the best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2004

I am a student at OHHS and I really like it...we have so many great things like JROTC and many cool athletics. The teachers are real cool but the principles aren't...but it's their last year. Other than that OHHS is a really good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2004

Excellent JROTC program, made that way by the instructors and students.
—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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
40%
Social Studies

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
39%
Social Studies

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students31%
Black9%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities32%

Reading

All Students44%
Black22%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities48%

Science

All Students19%
Black4%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities20%

Social Studies

All Students27%
Black13%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities29%
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 Students36%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities38%

Reading

All Students33%
Black16%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities36%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Black16%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students32%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities34%

Reading

All Students33%
Black15%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Black11%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I23%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 92%
Black 10% 5%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 52%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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350 West Oyler Ave
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Phone: (304) 469-3551

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