Pocahontas County High School is a high school in Dunmore, West Virginia. It is in Pocahontas County. Serving grades M-M, the school has 324 students and a student–teacher ratio of 11 students per teacher.
This school performs slightly above average when compared to other West Virginia schools. Pocahontas County High School received an overall grade of B+ from The School Review. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 15 for West Virginia.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to determine a school’s academics grade. Pocahontas 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 evaluated by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Pocahontas County High School performs significantly above average compared to other West Virginia high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety grade. Pocahontas County High School performs slightly below average compared to other West Virginia high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is C-.
Basic student body information from Pocahontas County High School can be seen below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its score.
Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.
Below are high schools nearest to Pocahontas County High School. The table displays The School Review’s score for these schools. All Dunmore schools can be seen on the Dunmore, West Virginia schools listing page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Bath County High School||B-||C+||A-||C|
|2||Highland High School||B-||C||A+||B-|
|3||Pickens Elementary/High School||N/A||N/A||B+||C|
|4||Tygarts Valley Middle/High School||N/A||N/A||C+||C|
|5||Webster County High School||C||C||B+||C|
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.