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207 Jefferson Ave
Petersburg, WV 26847

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(304) 257-1444
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August 01, 2013
I live 4 hours from Petersburg High School, but would love to tell you what it means to me. I was blessed to have two(2) Grandsons graduate from here. The first one was 5 years ago and he came out of this school a fine upstanding young man. He went into the Military and came out as a Military Police. He was just starting his life this year, new job, planning his wedding, when he was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia. He right now is hospitalized, but progressing very well, but faces a long road ahead. I have always believed that the community makes a superior school and Petersburg has risen to the occasion. The whole community has rallied around my Grandson and for that I will always be thankful. My second Grandson graduated this year(2013) as Valedictorian of the Senior class of Petersburg High school. Has numerous scholarships to West Virginia University. I am so proud of both of my Grandsons, but I truly believe without the support of community and the excellent school that has provide their education this would not have been possible. So I say Thank You, Petersburg High School and I hope you receive what you deserve.

- submitted by a community member

July 08, 2011
Petersburg High School is disgusting. I graduated from this school, and went into college totally unprepared and dumbfounded. Most of the children will never leave the county, and are ignorant to the world around them. Most of the teachers try hard, but things that they are doing are, in fact, not helping the children at all. There is no gifted program, no outreach program, no AP classes, no advanced classes, and no opportunities available for children. If I had not had cultured parents and an elementary school with a gifted program, I probably would have dropped out and gotten pregnant like many of the other students at PHS. The school is in shambles, and the staff is ignorant to new technology and techniques. They are not aware of the arts and how music helps to develop people, so they shove aside band, music, and theatre. They cannot even keep a band director employed. In many cases, I had read more literature than my teachers in middle school. I would never send my children to a place like PHS. I know that some of it cannot be helped, but it is totally ridiculous.

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December 02, 2008
I think the school system of PHS is sad. Teachers' , rather than helping kids with acedemic struggles , talk down to them and has a poor way of dicipline , I think this school is the most saddest school there is!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2007
i also go to PHS. i tihnk it is a wonderful school, with a great enviornment. it also has some of the best teachers in the state. when Denis albright came to become our new principal he changed many things(for the better) the disipline is better and its just a better place to be. he changed not only the focus back to school work but never missed a game. the leadership is great, and our school is being a new era. i would like to add both our boys and girls basketball went to state this year followed by tennis and a member of the track team.

- submitted by a student

July 29, 2006
I was extrememly disappointed with the school when I first moved. There is a lack of discipline and the students suffer from it. There are little programs to choose from and a high dropout rate. It is a poor learning environment and sports is put before education.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2004
I go to school at PHS. The school itself is ok, but it could use some improvement. The teachers are great and the rest of the staff is easy to get along with. The school has a wonderful band.

- submitted by a student
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Petersburg High School
207 Jefferson Ave, Petersburg, WV  26847
(304) 257-1444
Last modified Petersburg High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Petersburg High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top