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South Charleston High School

Public | 9-12 | 1036 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2009

South Charleston High School has an excellent academic environment. The administrators, staff, and athletic personnel are genuinely interested in the well-being of the students. I am a parent of a senior, and I will always know that she has had the best academic surroundings possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

The academics are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2004

SCHS is even better than it was 21 years ago when I left the state. My daughter is a freshman this year. The quality of education has increased greatly. Mr. Walton is an exceptional principal who has set standards and ensures they are enforced. There is obvious pride from the majority of students attending SCHS. The only disturbing news I have heard lately is the fact that Mr. (Coach) Toler will be retiring after this school year. He is a great man, mentor, and role model and will be sorely missed. -JD Huffman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

hello, my name is Jorge Morellon and I was a foreign exchange student of the SCHS in 1999 (sophomore) and I still remember the time I was studying there as one of the best of my life. The teachers have good experience teaching and also the principal (mr. Walton) is working really hard to keep the school as good as it was when I was there and even better!
—Submitted by a former 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 41% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%

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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
66%
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%
Black45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities54%

Reading

All Students55%
Black48%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%

Science

All Students35%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students44%
Black34%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities49%
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 Students39%
Black29%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities42%

Reading

All Students52%
Black48%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students51%
Black32%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students46%
Black39%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities49%

Reading

All Students50%
Black47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities54%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Black27%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities11%
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 71% 92%
Black 27% 5%
Asian 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, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1 Eagle Way
South Charleston, WV 25309
Phone: (304) 766-0352

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