Nicholas County High School

Public 9-12

 30 Grizzly Rd
       Summersville, WV  26651


(304) 872-2141

District: Nicholas County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 112 West Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,188 Help


Feeder schools for Nicholas County High School:

Elementary:    Birch River Elementary School
    Glade Creek Elementary School
    Mt Lookout Elementary School
    Mt Nebo Elementary School
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Middle:    Summersville Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2 Help
Number of students:  730

Racial breakdown:

White:
97.5%
Hispanic:
1.2%
Two or more races:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.8% Help


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Compare Details Nicholas County High School ranks worse than 67% of high schools in West Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (97.5%), Hispanic (1.2%), two or more races (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Nicholas County High School is 17.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Nicholas County High School is $11,188.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Nicholas County High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Nicholas County High School 75th of 112 West Virginia public high schools. (See Nicholas County High School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Nicholas County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Nicholas County Schools 35th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Nicholas County High School

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Rank History for all students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 50.88 59th 111 46.8%
2010 44.99 67th 112 40.2%
2011 49.88 55th 113 51.3%
2012 47.65 57th 113 49.6%
2013 43.20 65th 114 43.0%
2014 69.39 22nd 115 80.9%
2015 55.55 51st 117 56.4%
2016 52.13 48th 119 59.7%
2017 59.64 45th 122 63.1%
2018 38.78 70th 115 39.1%
2019 39.88 67th 114 41.2%
2021 36.63 69th 113 38.9%
2022 59.58 38th 112 66.1%
2023 33.60 75th 112 33.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.90 53rd 118 55.1%
2018 22.35 80th 103 22.3%
2019 45.54 42nd 85 50.6%
2023 17.38 77th 89 13.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 73.15 21st 121 82.6%
2018 44.85 63rd 112 43.8%
2021 54.08 49th 111 55.9%
2022 57.62 41st 109 62.4%
2023 58.63 39th 107 63.6%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 54.75 5th 13 61.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 67.42 29th 119 75.6%
2018 59.03 37th 111 66.7%
2019 61.17 41st 109 62.4%
2021 46.30 59th 110 46.4%
2022 42.20 64th 108 40.7%
2023 31.76 72nd 108 33.3%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.65 59th 84 29.8%
2022 47.29 49th 91 46.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 47.47 65th 122 46.7%
2018 23.76 86th 111 22.5%
2019 29.37 79th 109 27.5%
2021 29.55 79th 110 28.2%
2022 69.56 28th 108 74.1%
2023 38.55 65th 108 39.8%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia High Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Nicholas County 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 White students at Nicholas County High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.09 48th 122 60.7%
2018 37.02 68th 113 39.8%
2019 35.67 73rd 112 34.8%
2021 32.20 74th 113 34.5%
2022 56.30 44th 111 60.4%
2023 32.91 75th 112 33.0%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Nicholas County 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 741 741
1990 678 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 678
1991 679 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 679
1992 684 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 687
1993 732 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 732
1994 727 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1995 738 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 738
1996 738 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 738
1997 720 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 720
1998 696 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 697
1999 674 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 675
2000 609 0 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 612
2001 597 2 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 604
2002 627 2 5 0 1 n/a n/a 0 635
2003 627 2 5 0 1 n/a n/a 0 635
2004 652 1 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 656
2005 604 3 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 611
2006 601 2 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 608
2007 845 3 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 855
2008 830 2 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 837
2009 832 2 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 838
2010 797 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 806
2011 784 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 792
2012 763 7 0 2 0 0 2 0 774
2013 719 10 2 3 0 0 2 0 736
2014 713 11 3 4 0 0 3 0 734
2015 720 10 4 5 0 0 3 0 742
2016 701 7 5 4 0 0 3 0 720
2017 678 5 5 4 0 0 1 0 693
2018 687 3 2 4 0 0 2 0 698
2019 659 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 668
2020 655 4 1 6 1 0 0 0 667
2021 659 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 668
2022 688 3 3 7 1 0 2 0 704
2023 712 3 2 9 0 0 4 0 730

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 Nicholas County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 741 44.0 16.8 n/a
1990 678 44.0 15.4 16.1
1991 679 43.2 15.7 15.6
1992 687 40.5 16.9 19.2
1993 732 42.0 17.4 17.9
1994 727 40.5 18.0 17.3
1995 738 44.0 16.8 24.8
1996 738 44.0 16.8 24.8
1997 720 43.5 16.6 23.9
1998 697 44.0 15.8 26.4
1999 675 43.5 15.5 27.3
2000 612 42.5 14.4 30.1
2001 604 38.5 15.7 41.7
2002 635 38.5 16.5 39.2
2003 635 38.5 16.5 39.2
2004 656 38.0 17.3 43.4
2005 611 38.0 16.1 52.7
2006 608 37.0 16.4 44.4
2007 855 51.0 16.8 45.1
2008 837 50.0 16.7 52
2009 838 50.5 16.6 43.1
2010 806 51.0 15.8 45.9
2011 792 48.1 16.4 39.3
2012 774 48.0 16.1 45
2013 736 48.0 15.3 47.3
2014 734 46.0 15.9 51.5
2015 742 46.0 16.1 51.6
2016 720 46.0 15.6 55.8
2017 693 45.0 15.4 31.2
2018 698 45.0 15.5 53.2
2019 668 44.0 15.1 43
2020 667 43.7 15.2 43
2021 668 43.2 15.4 44.8
2022 704 43.2 16.2 n/a
2023 730 42.2 17.2 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 Nicholas County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 741 44.0 16.8 n/a
1990 678 44.0 15.4 16.1
1991 679 43.2 15.7 15.6
1992 687 40.5 16.9 19.2
1993 732 42.0 17.4 17.9
1994 727 40.5 18.0 17.3
1995 738 44.0 16.8 24.8
1996 738 44.0 16.8 24.8
1997 720 43.5 16.6 23.9
1998 697 44.0 15.8 26.4
1999 675 43.5 15.5 27.3
2000 612 42.5 14.4 30.1
2001 604 38.5 15.7 41.7
2002 635 38.5 16.5 39.2
2003 635 38.5 16.5 39.2
2004 656 38.0 17.3 43.4
2005 611 38.0 16.1 52.7
2006 608 37.0 16.4 44.4
2007 855 51.0 16.8 45.1
2008 837 50.0 16.7 52
2009 838 50.5 16.6 43.1
2010 806 51.0 15.8 45.9
2011 792 48.1 16.4 39.3
2012 774 48.0 16.1 45
2013 736 48.0 15.3 47.3
2014 734 46.0 15.9 51.5
2015 742 46.0 16.1 51.6
2016 720 46.0 15.6 55.8
2017 693 45.0 15.4 31.2
2018 698 45.0 15.5 53.2
2019 668 44.0 15.1 43
2020 667 43.7 15.2 43
2021 668 43.2 15.4 44.8
2022 704 43.2 16.2 n/a
2023 730 42.2 17.2 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 Nicholas County High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,118 (10.0%) $10,070 (90.0%) $11,188

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Nicholas County 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 67th of 114 High schoolsRanks 75th of 112 High schools
 8.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Nicholas County High School)19.918.2
 1.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nicholas County Schools)16.414.6
 1.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)2421.5
 2.5%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Nicholas County High School)46.142.2
 3.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nicholas County Schools)44.140.8
 3.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)51.849.9
 1.9%
11th Grade Science (Nicholas County High School)25.518.2
 7.3%
   11th Grade Science (Nicholas County Schools)23.618.5
 5.1%
   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 Students668730
 9.3%
African American43
 25%
American Indian00
Asian22
Hispanic39
 200%
Pacific Islander00
White659712
 8%
Two or More Races04


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Nicholas County High School ranks 75th of 112 West Virginia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Nicholas County High School are 98% White, 1% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 730 students attended Nicholas County 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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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