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Petersburg High School

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Posted August 1, 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.


Posted July 8, 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.


Posted December 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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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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 51% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 40% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
51%
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 42% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
48%
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 41% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities55%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities46%

Science

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities53%

Social Studies

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities39%
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 Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities40%

Reading

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities42%

Science

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities39%

Social Studies

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities24%
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 Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities52%

Reading

All Students36%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities41%

Science

All Students28%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities42%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I39%
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

Math

All Students43%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities51%

Reading

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities30%

Social Studies

All Students18%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Title I18%
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 98% 92%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
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 48%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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207 Jefferson Ave
Petersburg, WV 26847
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