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99 Horseshoe Dr
Philippi, WV 26416

(304) 457-1360
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December 14, 2013
I have been both a student and a parent in this school system. I have been in many other areas in the country, and Philip Barbour falls way short of what other school systems are doing to provide quality education and environment for their students. To be fair, a lot of the issues are not just the school alone. Thee school board seems to be clueless as to what is best for those who matter most...The Students!

- submitted by a community member

May 05, 2009
This school is outrageous. They demand to much of their students while providing them with a mediocre education. The principal lacks any real leadership skills and aside from a few teachers, most would rather talk about their own children than actually do their job. As a student of this year's graduating class. I fear that I'm not going to be prepared enough to succeed in college.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 05, 2008
I attended this school. Most of the teachers don't teach there. They would rather talk about their personal life. This school is not helpful in preparing you for college life or the real world. I think the administartion should better evalute the work they are getting from their employees.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2007
While this school has done much to assist students who have fallen between the cracks of public education, little is done to help those at the other end of the spectrum. I am a graduate of Philip Barbour who now attends an elite university, and it was here that I realized how poorly the honors and AP courses prepared me, and certainly others, for college. Despite a handful of exceptional teachers for whom I am incredibly grateful, many others have no regard for the impact they are making upon their students, and the administration can be relied upon to suffocate any true progress, both individual and collective. There is nothing wrong with being average, but for those who wish for something more, I recommend looking elsewhere for the necessary stimulation and guidance.

- submitted by a student

September 14, 2005
I am not a parent, however I was a student at Philip Barbour High School and I am a 2005 graduate of Philip Barbour High School. I think that my school was not a bad school. If you know our ACT scores in comparison to other schools, we are actually about average. I feel that any Philip Barbour High School student, as long as they take constructive classes and try in those classes, then our students have just as good of a chance of succeeding as any student from any other school. Some students go through high school and only take classes that they have heard are easy or that the teacher is easy. If they would take more challenging classes where they could actually challenge themselves to learn, then our test scores would be higher. They have great programs for everyone. It really is a good school.

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2005
It seems the a lot of the staff leaves early are rarely there if you go 5 minutes before school closes. I have also been told that the teachers often refer to the book instead of actually teaching. This can be very frustrating to the student who has read the book and still doesn't understand. This could be the reason our rating is only 51%?

- submitted by a parent
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Philip Barbour High School Complex
99 Horseshoe Dr, Philippi, WV  26416
(304) 457-1360
Last modified Philip Barbour High School Complex is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Philip Barbour High School Complex Rating: 1 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top