Washington High School

Summary:

Washington High School is a public high school serving 1,328 students in grades 9-12 in Charles Town, West Virginia. The school is part of the Jefferson County Schools district, which is ranked 13 out of 55 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Washington High School has consistently ranked among the top high schools in West Virginia, with a ranking as high as 7th out of 115 schools in the 2017-2018 school year. The school has a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, with 73.27% White, 13.25% Hispanic, 4.59% African American, and 1.43% Asian students. Academically, Washington High School's students generally perform better than the state and district averages on the West Virginia Assessment tests for 11th grade, with higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.

While Washington High School has been a top-performing school for many years, its statewide ranking has declined in recent years, from 7th in 2017-2018 to 34th in 2022-2023. The school's performance for different student subgroups varies significantly, with the school ranking highly for African American and Hispanic students in some years, but much lower for other subgroups like special education and low socioeconomic status students. When compared to other high schools in the surrounding area, such as Jefferson High School, Washington High School generally outperforms them on academic measures, but the region has a healthy level of competition among its high-performing schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 300 Washington Patriots Drive
       Charles Town, WV  25414-4961


(304) 885-5110

District: Jefferson County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
34th of 112 West Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,068 Help


Feeder schools for Washington High School:

Elementary:    Blue Ridge Elementary School
    Page Jackson Elementary
    South Jefferson Elementary School
    Wright Denny Intermediate School
Middle:    Charles Town Middle School
    Harpers Ferry Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.8 Help
Number of students:  1,328

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.3%
Hispanic:
13.3%
Two or more races:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Washington High School ranks better than 69.6% of high schools in West Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.3%), Hispanic (13.3%), two or more races (7.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington High School is 17.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington High School is $11,068.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington High School 34th of 112 West Virginia public high schools. (See Washington High School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County Schools 13th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Washington High School

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Rank History for all students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 71.52 16th 111 85.6%
2010 62.55 35th 112 68.8%
2011 73.93 17th 113 85.0%
2012 69.79 23rd 113 79.6%
2013 68.91 26th 114 77.2%
2014 69.30 23rd 115 80.0%
2015 89.32 6th 117 94.9%
2016 79.15 14th 119 88.2%
2017 78.70 15th 122 87.7%
2018 91.42 7th 115 93.9%
2019 89.86 12th 114 89.5%
2021 89.88 10th 113 91.2%
2022 80.69 16th 112 85.7%
2023 65.98 34th 112 69.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 56.42 19th 62 69.4%
2018 81.48 3rd 18 83.3%
2019 42.04 7th 11 36.4%
2021 51.66 6th 9 33.3%
2022 47.44 7th 13 46.2%
2023 49.43 7th 14 50.0%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 66.70 5th 38 86.8%
2018 53.21 5th 11 54.5%
2021 0.00 1st 1 0.0%
2022 10.58 2nd 2 0.0%
2023 84.13 1st 2 50.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 77.32 6th 118 94.9%
2018 52.52 41st 103 60.2%
2019 21.86 70th 85 17.6%
2023 33.86 60th 89 32.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 35.22 86th 121 28.9%
2018 76.68 17th 112 84.8%
2021 65.80 34th 111 69.4%
2022 57.67 40th 109 63.3%
2023 33.40 74th 107 30.8%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.41 2nd 6 66.7%
2021 84.62 1st 8 87.5%
2022 67.70 3rd 8 62.5%
2023 23.33 11th 13 15.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 72.02 19th 119 84.0%
2018 88.76 9th 111 91.9%
2019 83.69 16th 109 85.3%
2021 83.69 10th 110 90.9%
2022 61.71 39th 108 63.9%
2023 67.98 29th 108 73.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.75 58th 84 31.0%
2022 57.37 34th 91 62.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 82.71 12th 122 90.2%
2018 89.63 12th 111 89.2%
2019 90.75 9th 109 91.7%
2021 88.98 10th 110 90.9%
2022 86.70 11th 108 89.8%
2023 59.99 35th 108 67.6%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 54.81 25th 47 46.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 55.66 23rd 82 72.0%
2018 34.45 24th 31 22.6%
2019 96.27 2nd 23 91.3%
2021 65.66 5th 16 68.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 60.00 15th 59 74.6%
2018 89.82 1st 13 92.3%
2019 42.66 4th 7 42.9%
2021 13.35 5th 5 0.0%
2022 76.48 2nd 8 75.0%
2023 57.31 3rd 8 62.5%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for Native American students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 21.38 12th 18 33.3%
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Rank History for White students at Washington High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 80.55 13th 122 89.3%
2018 91.80 8th 113 92.9%
2019 92.09 10th 112 91.1%
2021 94.29 5th 113 95.6%
2022 84.55 14th 111 87.4%
2023 74.30 24th 112 78.6%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Washington High School Test Scores
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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Washington High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 816 115 21 64 1 n/a n/a 0 1017
2010 842 114 18 68 2 0 2 0 1046
2011 913 116 10 63 3 0 5 0 1110
2012 900 103 4 65 4 0 7 0 1083
2013 923 92 7 75 3 0 18 0 1118
2014 948 87 8 61 1 1 28 0 1134
2015 964 81 13 80 1 1 40 0 1180
2016 966 68 15 77 0 0 46 0 1172
2017 974 70 15 95 0 0 48 0 1202
2018 999 78 16 114 1 0 53 0 1261
2019 1024 75 18 121 0 0 66 0 1304
2020 1013 70 15 135 1 0 75 0 1309
2021 1018 65 19 152 1 0 79 0 1334
2022 1016 57 18 154 2 0 97 0 1344
2023 973 61 19 176 2 0 97 0 1328

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Washington High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 1017 72.0 14.1 22.8
2010 1046 77.5 13.5 25.8
2011 1110 74.1 14.9 22.4
2012 1083 79.0 13.7 30.4
2013 1118 81.1 13.7 31.3
2014 1134 77.3 14.6 36.9
2015 1180 78.0 15.1 33.9
2016 1172 78.0 15.0 35.2
2017 1202 78.0 15.4 30
2018 1261 79.5 15.8 38.7
2019 1304 80.0 16.3 41.4
2020 1309 81.0 16.1 41.3
2021 1334 80.5 16.5 34.4
2022 1344 79.0 17.0 n/a
2023 1328 74.5 17.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Washington High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 1017 72.0 14.1 22.8
2010 1046 77.5 13.5 25.8
2011 1110 74.1 14.9 22.4
2012 1083 79.0 13.7 30.4
2013 1118 81.1 13.7 31.3
2014 1134 77.3 14.6 36.9
2015 1180 78.0 15.1 33.9
2016 1172 78.0 15.0 35.2
2017 1202 78.0 15.4 30
2018 1261 79.5 15.8 38.7
2019 1304 80.0 16.3 41.4
2020 1309 81.0 16.1 41.3
2021 1334 80.5 16.5 34.4
2022 1344 79.0 17.0 n/a
2023 1328 74.5 17.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $539 (4.9%) $10,529 (95.1%) $11,068

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 12th of 114 High schoolsRanks 34th of 112 High schools
 19.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Washington High School)3322.4
 10.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County Schools)35.525.1
 10.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)2421.5
 2.5%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Washington High School)64.953.6
 11.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County Schools)66.657.7
 8.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)51.849.9
 1.9%
11th Grade Science (Washington High School)3728.2
 8.8%
   11th Grade Science (Jefferson County Schools)42.732.3
 10.4%
   11th Grade Science (West Virginia)29.227.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13041328
 1.8%
African American7561
 18.7%
American Indian02
Asian1819
 5.6%
Hispanic121176
 45.5%
Pacific Islander00
White1024973
 5%
Two or More Races6697
 47%


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Students at Washington High School are 73% White, 13% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 5% African American, 1% Asian.

Washington High School ranks 34th of 112 West Virginia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,328 students attended Washington High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Education.

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