Parkersburg South High School

Public 9-12

 1511 Blizzard Dr
       Parkersburg, WV  26101-6424


(304) 420-9610

District: Wood County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
26th of 112 West Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,564 Help


Feeder schools for Parkersburg South High School:

Elementary:    Blennerhassett Elementary School
    Fairplains Elementary School
    Franklin Elementary Center
    Gihon Elementary School
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Middle:    Blennerhassett Middle School
    Edison Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  1,454

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.9%
Two or more races:
2.8%
Hispanic:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.2% Help


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Compare Details Parkersburg South High School ranks better than 76.8% of high schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Wood County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.9%), two or more races (2.8%), Hispanic (1.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parkersburg South High School is 16.5. 1 high schools in the Wood County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Parkersburg South High School is $11,564. 1 high schools in the Wood County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Parkersburg South High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Parkersburg South High School 26th of 112 West Virginia public high schools. (See Parkersburg South High School in the ranking list.)

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Wood County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wood County Schools 5th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Parkersburg South High School

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Rank History for all students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 53.57 55th 111 50.5%
2010 75.38 14th 112 87.5%
2011 69.19 26th 113 77.0%
2012 38.24 75th 113 33.6%
2013 42.59 69th 114 39.5%
2014 39.04 77th 115 33.0%
2015 59.90 39th 117 66.7%
2016 51.21 51st 119 57.1%
2017 43.76 73rd 122 40.2%
2018 53.86 48th 115 58.3%
2019 53.44 49th 114 57.0%
2021 65.95 36th 113 68.1%
2022 52.45 49th 112 56.3%
2023 70.63 26th 112 76.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 71.34 10th 62 83.9%
2018 26.72 14th 18 22.2%
2022 82.17 4th 13 69.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.10 14th 38 63.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 58.05 30th 118 74.6%
2018 53.25 39th 103 62.1%
2019 74.09 16th 85 81.2%
2023 77.35 17th 89 80.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 20.53 112th 121 7.4%
2018 33.60 79th 112 29.5%
2021 75.70 20th 111 82.0%
2022 27.12 85th 109 22.0%
2023 46.30 60th 107 43.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 38.08 88th 119 26.1%
2018 58.69 39th 111 64.9%
2019 61.52 40th 109 63.3%
2021 61.18 45th 110 59.1%
2022 47.87 55th 108 49.1%
2023 57.99 40th 108 63.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 87.35 6th 84 92.9%
2022 56.75 36th 91 60.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 48.55 63rd 122 48.4%
2018 46.60 53rd 111 52.3%
2019 42.92 66th 109 39.4%
2021 65.36 35th 110 68.2%
2022 53.81 48th 108 55.6%
2023 76.90 19th 108 82.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 72.20 13th 47 72.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 42.83 47th 82 42.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 39.82 43rd 59 27.1%
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Rank History for Native American students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 56.94 6th 18 66.7%
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Rank History for White students at Parkersburg South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 41.92 77th 122 36.9%
2018 53.11 48th 113 57.5%
2019 49.46 55th 112 50.9%
2021 62.89 39th 113 65.5%
2022 46.17 54th 111 51.4%
2023 67.55 29th 112 74.1%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Parkersburg South 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 1504 1504
1990 1457 9 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 1469
1991 1369 4 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1375
1992 1293 6 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1302
1993 1299 6 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1308
1994 1277 10 4 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1292
1995 1295 9 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1306
1996 1295 9 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 1306
1997 1298 7 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1308
1998 1251 3 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1258
1999 1266 4 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1278
2000 1258 6 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1269
2001 1214 6 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1224
2002 1198 13 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1215
2003 1198 13 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1215
2004 1222 12 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 1243
2005 1256 7 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1271
2006 1264 13 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1285
2007 1264 19 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1290
2008 1260 18 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1291
2009 1619 21 11 10 1 n/a n/a 0 1662
2010 1600 20 11 6 2 0 0 0 1639
2011 1537 19 10 9 2 0 3 0 1580
2012 1500 26 10 13 3 1 6 0 1559
2013 1517 27 5 11 2 1 5 0 1568
2014 1537 27 7 15 1 0 7 0 1594
2015 1499 28 11 16 2 0 9 0 1565
2016 1508 28 11 15 1 0 13 0 1576
2017 1486 23 13 14 1 0 22 0 1559
2018 1460 24 9 11 3 1 29 0 1537
2019 1419 28 8 15 1 1 29 0 1501
2020 1379 23 8 16 1 1 39 0 1467
2021 1402 20 7 24 2 2 45 0 1502
2022 1425 20 11 17 2 0 43 0 1518
2023 1365 19 8 21 1 0 40 0 1454

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 Parkersburg South High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1504 98.0 15.3 n/a
1990 1469 97.0 15.1 12
1991 1375 97.1 14.1 12.3
1992 1302 96.0 13.5 11.9
1993 1308 79.0 16.6 14.3
1994 1292 81.0 16.0 17.6
1995 1306 77.0 17.0 18.1
1996 1306 77.0 17.0 18.1
1997 1308 73.0 17.9 16.8
1998 1258 71.0 17.7 16
1999 1278 70.5 18.1 25.3
2000 1269 70.0 18.1 29.4
2001 1224 72.0 17.0 22.7
2002 1215 69.0 17.6 21.3
2003 1215 69.0 17.6 21.3
2004 1243 70.0 17.8 24.5
2005 1271 72.0 17.7 24.6
2006 1285 72.0 17.8 24.7
2007 1290 76.0 17.0 26
2008 1291 77.0 16.8 25.9
2009 1662 99.0 16.8 34.2
2010 1639 100.0 16.3 38.9
2011 1580 94.9 16.6 39.6
2012 1559 96.0 16.2 41.9
2013 1568 97.0 16.1 48.5
2014 1594 97.0 16.4 39.3
2015 1565 97.0 16.1 40.9
2016 1576 95.0 16.5 42.6
2017 1559 95.0 16.4 37.8
2018 1537 92.0 16.7 45
2019 1501 91.0 16.4 39.3
2020 1467 91.0 16.1 40.2
2021 1502 88.0 17.0 43.2
2022 1518 87.0 17.4 n/a
2023 1454 88.0 16.5 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 Parkersburg South High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1504 98.0 15.3 n/a
1990 1469 97.0 15.1 12
1991 1375 97.1 14.1 12.3
1992 1302 96.0 13.5 11.9
1993 1308 79.0 16.6 14.3
1994 1292 81.0 16.0 17.6
1995 1306 77.0 17.0 18.1
1996 1306 77.0 17.0 18.1
1997 1308 73.0 17.9 16.8
1998 1258 71.0 17.7 16
1999 1278 70.5 18.1 25.3
2000 1269 70.0 18.1 29.4
2001 1224 72.0 17.0 22.7
2002 1215 69.0 17.6 21.3
2003 1215 69.0 17.6 21.3
2004 1243 70.0 17.8 24.5
2005 1271 72.0 17.7 24.6
2006 1285 72.0 17.8 24.7
2007 1290 76.0 17.0 26
2008 1291 77.0 16.8 25.9
2009 1662 99.0 16.8 34.2
2010 1639 100.0 16.3 38.9
2011 1580 94.9 16.6 39.6
2012 1559 96.0 16.2 41.9
2013 1568 97.0 16.1 48.5
2014 1594 97.0 16.4 39.3
2015 1565 97.0 16.1 40.9
2016 1576 95.0 16.5 42.6
2017 1559 95.0 16.4 37.8
2018 1537 92.0 16.7 45
2019 1501 91.0 16.4 39.3
2020 1467 91.0 16.1 40.2
2021 1502 88.0 17.0 43.2
2022 1518 87.0 17.4 n/a
2023 1454 88.0 16.5 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 Parkersburg South High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,033 (8.9%) $10,531 (91.1%) $11,564

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Parkersburg South High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 49th of 114 High schoolsRanks 26th of 112 High schools
 19.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Parkersburg South High School)22.825
 2.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Wood County Schools)25.724.1
 1.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)2421.5
 2.5%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Parkersburg South High School)49.151.1
 2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Wood County Schools)51.849
 2.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)51.849.9
 1.9%
11th Grade Science (Parkersburg South High School)29.131.2
 2.1%
   11th Grade Science (Wood County Schools)30.828.2
 2.6%
   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 Students15011454
 3.1%
African American2819
 32.1%
American Indian11
Asian88
Hispanic1521
 40%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White14191365
 3.8%
Two or More Races2940
 37.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,454 students attended Parkersburg South High School.

Parkersburg South High School ranks 26th of 112 West Virginia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Parkersburg South High School are 94% White, 3% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic, 1% African American.


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