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7-12
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Williamstown, WV
Students enrolled: 622

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219 West 5th St
Williamstown, WV 26187

(304) 375-6151
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September 14, 2013
WHS is a great school and sits in a great community. We just moved to the area, but our children felt welcome at the school from day one. Great sports programs, band and kids speak highly of their teachers thus far. If you prefer a small school setting, it doesn't get any better than WHS. Go Jackets!!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
Not a good school. COuntless trips to the principal for bullying issues and nothing is done AT ALL. Terrible and shameful.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2009
Over the years I have watched williamstown high school transform itself from a average public school to a top notch one. I went to school at whs in the early 90's and loved it. Now i have children who go to school there and they feel the same as I do about the school. I have friends who have kids in the other area schools and they hate them. Williamstown high school stresses academics and will pass you if you do not deserve it. The sports programs are also top notched. The football team won the state chapionship this past year and has won its conference for almost ten years straight. The wrestling program is also tops. The pride of Williamstown is their band. The band is great and has excellent instructors. I love this school and would encourage anyone looking to relocate to take a look at whs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 07, 2009
I have one child that graduated from WHS and one still there. The changes over the past few years have been incredible. The building has been completely renovated, the safety has improved to the point that it's almost too much, the new assistant principal has 'dropped the hammer' and behavior is improving greatly. The staff has made it a priority for students to attend school and work hard. I am impressed with the improvements in such a short time. There is an academic club that works hard to award students with great grades. Would like to see clubs and fewer classes at the high school level. Many of them seem to be 'fillers.' Our child participates in the sport's programs and we're very pleased with the variety available at a small school. We could send our child to any school in the valley and we choose WHS.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2008
It is a great local small town school. It has a great athletics program, which my brother has participated in for going on 3 years now.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2008
I have only had a child at WHS for 2 years and have not really seen anything worth bragging about. The band program has been the saving grace of me keeping my child at this school. The past principal (although I never really had to deal with him) was unfair and inconsistent in regards to discipline. I have a teaching degree, but am not teaching at the present time, but have never seen so many teachers have the kids watch movies or play on the computer so much. What happened to homework and projects? I do not feel that my child is getting the education he deserves. We'll see how this year goes with the new principal before making a decision to try somewhere else. My child has made some very great friends while WHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2008
I graduated in 2007. WHS was a fabulous school. I had great friends, and I developed a very good relationship with the teachers and principals. I still go back and visit. They are always interested in what I have been up to and how I am doing in college. They still offer to help me in any way they can.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 09, 2008
For the most part, WHS is a great school. I have taught at other schools and it has its good side and bad side just like every other school. The positive is that there really are some great students at this school. There are students here that teachers only dream of having in class. Most students are helpful, honest and caring towards teachers, students, and others. The negative is that the discipline here is not consistent. The really great kids suffer because everyone is spending too much time trying to accomodate the student that really doesn't want to be there and should only be given so many chances. Parents can be a nightmare, especially the athletic parents. Technology is down right pathetic. But overall it is better than some schools. You have to weigh the pros and the cons.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 15, 2008
WHS is an excellent school. They stress the arts and academics and there are many extra curricular activites. Everyone has an opportunity to excell. The teachers are caring and compassionate. The current principal is an issue and really should be replaced but the rest of the administration is great. I love having my children at WHS and wouldnt sent them any place else.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
I have had 2 children graduate from WHS and I have 2 more to go. The school has gone downhill steadily for the last 4-5 years. The current principal is the major problem.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
Williamstown High School is a fine school that is small enough for everyone to participate and find a niche. The band is amazing, led by a great director. The sports teams have great coaches and programs that make the athletes' experience valuable and worthwhile. The teachers are caring. I would highly recommend Williamstown High School to anyone moving into the area.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2006
WHS is not as great as all these people are making it out to be. I feel that I am not learning what I should be. Instead of learning countless things about shakespeare's life and childhood I should be learning better grammar and vocabulary. The teachers are intimidating and rude. Also students who are in sports tend to fly through classes very easily. I do not like being at WHS but thankfully I graduate this year. But I would not reccomend this school unless it has some serious changes. Honestly people should be looking at how the students view the school not how the parents view it. They don't have a first hand account of everything. Williamstown has got worse every year that I have been here. I am sorry to say this, but its the truth.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2006
WHS is a wonderful school! The community of Williamstown centers around the schools and the kids. Academic standards are high at WHS. The sports and other activitiees are very available to ALL students. WHS has many different students, but as a class overall, EVERYONE fits in!!!!

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 24, 2005
I am thrilled with the academics, arts, and sports programs at WHS. Both of my children are active in extra curricular activities and these programs are well run and very successful. The teachers are informed and fair and are truly interested in the education of their students. The overall success of this school is a result of students and teachers striving for excellence. There is alot of school pride at WHS and this is also reflected in the the community. I would not send my children anywhere else! Williamstown High School is by far the best school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
I am very picky of schools in Wood County that I would let my children go to. Williamstown is by far the best. Excellent teachers and coaches.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 19, 2005
My daughter loves the school, teachers and people she has met. she is new to the school this year and adjusted quickly. The school does stress acedemics, so students must study.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
Williamstown is an excellent school to send your child to. The school is the center of the community with parents and teachers trying to raise children in a supportative manner.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
There is only one thing to say about williamstown high, the students are snobby, the teachers are dry and unapproachable, if you dont have money and material possesions, you wont fit in, overall I'd say that I wouldnt send my child there if it was the only school in 3 states.

- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 12, 2004
It's overall a pretty good school, but it's got all the problems going to a small school does. A lot of gossip amongst students, a lot of problems with class selection and scheduling and other assorted things. It excels in many aspects though. Awesome academics, a magnificent marching band, a world-class wrestling team and a fabulous football team.

- submitted by a student
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Williamstown High School
219 West 5th St, Williamstown, WV  26187
(304) 375-6151
Last modified Williamstown High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Williamstown High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top