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Parkersburg South High School

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Posted November 3, 2009

PSHS provides and excellent education for it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

actuall south now has grades 9-12 and it's great there. They remodled teachers to help you! it's great
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

South's academics are the best for miles. 'nuff said.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

An extremely good school with awesome support from the community it serves. Although other county schools may have a more successful sports program (more money pumped into PHS for example), this is an extremely well-rounded school with a wide curriculum and a faculty that cares.


Posted September 19, 2006

PSHS is an awsome school. I enjoyed my time there.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

396 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

391 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

380 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

377 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
n/a

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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

357 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
62%
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 Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities41%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities43%

Science

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities38%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities38%
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 Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities32%

Reading

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities52%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I36%
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

Math

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities42%

Reading

All Students40%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities44%

Social Studies

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I32%
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 96% 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 42%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1511 Blizzard Dr
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 420-9610

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