Braxton County High School is a high school in Sutton, West Virginia. It is in Braxton County. It has 571 students and 40 teachers and serves grades M-M.
When compared to other schools in West Virginia it is slightly above average and has received and a grade of B+ from The School Review. Statewide, Braxton County High School is ranked 14 for high schools.
For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
The academic score for a high school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Braxton County High School performs above average compared to other West Virginia high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A.
A school’s learning environment is determined by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Braxton County High School performs average compared to other West Virginia high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B-.
Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Braxton County High School received a grade of C for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other high schools in West Virginia.
Information about the student body at Braxton County High School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.
Included below are high schools close to Braxton County High School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. All Sutton schools can be viewed on the Sutton, West Virginia schools directory page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Gilmer County High School||A||A||A+||C+|
|2||Webster County High School||C||C||B+||C|
|3||Lewis County High School||C||C+||D||A|
|4||Pickens Elementary/High School||N/A||N/A||B+||C|
|5||Calhoun Middle/High School||N/A||N/A||C||D|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.