Nitro High School

Public 9-12

 1300 Park Avenue
       Nitro, WV  25143


(304) 755-4321

District: Kanawha County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
25th of 112 West Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,669 Help


Feeder schools for Nitro High School:

Elementary:    Cross Lanes Elementary School
    Nitro Elementary School
    Point Harmony Elementary School
Middle:    Andrew Jackson Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.3 Help
Number of students:  827

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.3%
African American:
5.1%
Two or more races:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42% Help


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Compare Details Nitro High School ranks better than 77.7% of high schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 4th among 8 ranked high schools in the Kanawha County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.3%), African American (5.1%), two or more races (4.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Nitro High School is 22.3. 5 high schools in the Kanawha County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Nitro High School is $10,669. 6 high schools in the Kanawha County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Nitro High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Nitro High School 25th of 112 West Virginia public high schools. (See Nitro High School in the ranking list.)

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Kanawha County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Kanawha County Schools 25th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Nitro High School

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Rank History for all students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 72.94 14th 111 87.4%
2010 74.04 16th 112 85.7%
2011 93.26 5th 113 95.6%
2012 90.57 5th 113 95.6%
2013 92.08 5th 114 95.6%
2014 91.09 4th 115 96.5%
2015 78.84 13th 117 88.9%
2016 79.02 15th 119 87.4%
2017 57.07 48th 122 60.7%
2018 89.37 12th 115 89.6%
2019 91.83 11th 114 90.4%
2021 71.83 25th 113 77.9%
2022 88.98 12th 112 89.3%
2023 72.99 25th 112 77.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 71.96 8th 62 87.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 28.76 98th 118 16.9%
2018 37.05 63rd 103 38.8%
2019 78.89 13th 85 84.7%
2023 37.60 54th 89 39.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 34.73 87th 121 28.1%
2018 84.80 12th 112 89.3%
2021 89.37 5th 111 95.5%
2022 99.05 1st 109 99.1%
2023 74.26 18th 107 83.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 48.65 59th 119 50.4%
2018 77.61 16th 111 85.6%
2019 86.13 11th 109 89.9%
2021 72.38 25th 110 77.3%
2022 86.13 11th 108 89.8%
2023 67.27 30th 108 72.2%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 43.74 43rd 84 48.8%
2022 91.97 2nd 91 97.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 63.83 37th 122 69.7%
2018 92.03 8th 111 92.8%
2019 92.74 8th 109 92.7%
2021 62.38 39th 110 64.5%
2022 84.22 12th 108 88.9%
2023 72.47 22nd 108 79.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 54.95 23rd 47 51.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.27 42nd 82 48.8%
2018 50.18 16th 31 48.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 51.47 30th 59 49.2%
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Rank History for Native American students at Nitro 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 Nitro High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.48 46th 122 62.3%
2018 89.76 10th 113 91.2%
2019 91.06 11th 112 90.2%
2021 74.11 25th 113 77.9%
2022 88.58 12th 111 89.2%
2023 73.46 26th 112 76.8%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Nitro High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 752 752
1990 679 6 12 3 1 n/a n/a 0 701
1991 676 5 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 693
1992 645 7 16 4 0 n/a n/a 0 672
1993 924 13 13 1 2 n/a n/a 0 953
1994 933 11 16 2 1 n/a n/a 0 963
1995 861 11 15 3 1 n/a n/a 0 891
1996 861 11 15 3 1 n/a n/a 0 891
1997 859 14 3 18 2 n/a n/a 0 896
1998 825 20 6 19 1 n/a n/a 0 871
1999 772 21 5 15 5 n/a n/a 0 818
2000 791 27 16 4 5 n/a n/a 0 843
2001 805 25 20 4 4 n/a n/a 0 858
2002 834 34 14 4 1 n/a n/a 0 887
2003 834 34 14 4 1 n/a n/a 0 887
2004 811 32 8 7 1 n/a n/a 0 859
2005 774 30 11 4 1 n/a n/a 0 820
2006 767 26 16 5 2 n/a n/a 0 816
2007 787 37 14 4 2 n/a n/a 0 844
2008 785 51 16 3 1 n/a n/a 0 856
2009 764 52 10 7 2 n/a n/a 0 835
2010 730 40 4 7 3 0 0 0 784
2011 698 47 2 6 2 0 0 0 755
2012 733 42 3 10 1 0 1 0 790
2013 762 51 3 12 1 0 0 0 829
2014 723 51 3 12 0 0 2 0 791
2015 738 53 4 14 1 0 8 0 818
2016 689 44 3 13 1 0 9 0 759
2017 692 50 2 13 1 1 10 0 769
2018 696 55 4 14 2 0 17 0 788
2019 693 52 4 13 1 1 19 0 783
2020 669 48 4 18 1 0 29 0 769
2021 660 47 8 17 1 0 39 0 772
2022 695 44 3 22 0 0 40 0 804
2023 722 42 2 23 0 0 38 0 827

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 Nitro High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 752 40.0 18.8 n/a
1990 701 38.5 18.2 2.4
1991 693 38.6 17.9 2
1992 672 35.0 19.2 2.4
1993 953 49.0 19.4 4.5
1994 963 49.0 19.7 5.1
1995 891 49.0 18.2 5.3
1996 891 49.0 18.2 5.3
1997 896 48.5 18.5 8.6
1998 871 45.5 19.1 11.3
1999 818 47.0 17.4 14.7
2000 843 45.5 18.5 16.3
2001 858 48.5 17.7 16.3
2002 887 45.0 19.7 19.3
2003 887 45.0 19.7 19.3
2004 859 50.0 17.2 22.5
2005 820 48.5 16.9 25.5
2006 816 45.5 17.9 23
2007 844 50.0 16.9 29
2008 856 50.0 17.1 33.2
2009 835 47.0 17.8 33.8
2010 784 51.0 15.3 36.4
2011 755 47.5 15.8 28.9
2012 790 45.0 17.5 31.4
2013 829 45.0 18.4 26.3
2014 791 46.0 17.1 34.8
2015 818 46.0 17.7 35.8
2016 759 42.0 18.0 39.7
2017 769 41.0 18.7 37.1
2018 788 41.0 19.2 36.9
2019 783 41.0 19.0 32.4
2020 769 40.0 19.2 33
2021 772 40.0 19.3 42
2022 804 36.0 22.3 n/a
2023 827 37.0 22.3 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 Nitro High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 752 40.0 18.8 n/a
1990 701 38.5 18.2 2.4
1991 693 38.6 17.9 2
1992 672 35.0 19.2 2.4
1993 953 49.0 19.4 4.5
1994 963 49.0 19.7 5.1
1995 891 49.0 18.2 5.3
1996 891 49.0 18.2 5.3
1997 896 48.5 18.5 8.6
1998 871 45.5 19.1 11.3
1999 818 47.0 17.4 14.7
2000 843 45.5 18.5 16.3
2001 858 48.5 17.7 16.3
2002 887 45.0 19.7 19.3
2003 887 45.0 19.7 19.3
2004 859 50.0 17.2 22.5
2005 820 48.5 16.9 25.5
2006 816 45.5 17.9 23
2007 844 50.0 16.9 29
2008 856 50.0 17.1 33.2
2009 835 47.0 17.8 33.8
2010 784 51.0 15.3 36.4
2011 755 47.5 15.8 28.9
2012 790 45.0 17.5 31.4
2013 829 45.0 18.4 26.3
2014 791 46.0 17.1 34.8
2015 818 46.0 17.7 35.8
2016 759 42.0 18.0 39.7
2017 769 41.0 18.7 37.1
2018 788 41.0 19.2 36.9
2019 783 41.0 19.0 32.4
2020 769 40.0 19.2 33
2021 772 40.0 19.3 42
2022 804 36.0 22.3 n/a
2023 827 37.0 22.3 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Nitro High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,035 (9.7%) $9,634 (90.3%) $10,669

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Nitro 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 11th of 114 High schoolsRanks 25th of 112 High schools
 12.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Nitro High School)3624.5
 11.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Kanawha County Schools)29.728.7
 1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)2421.5
 2.5%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Nitro High School)6256.2
 5.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Kanawha County Schools)59.658.5
 1.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)51.849.9
 1.9%
11th Grade Science (Nitro High School)39.329.6
 9.7%
   11th Grade Science (Kanawha County Schools)35.235.2
 0%
   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 Students783827
 5.6%
African American5242
 19.2%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian42
 50%
Hispanic1323
 76.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White693722
 4.2%
Two or More Races1938
 100%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 827 students attended Nitro High School.

Nitro High School ranks 25th of 112 West Virginia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Nitro High School are 87% White, 5% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.


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