#9 High School in WV and #1 in Raleigh County

Shady Spring High School

300 Hinton Road, Shady Spring, WV 25918

How Good is Shady Spring High School?

Report Card

A Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
C- School Safety
A- Overall Grade

Shady Spring High School is a high school located in Shady Spring, West Virginia. Serving grades M-M, the school has 800 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.

This school performs above average when compared to other West Virginia schools. Shady Spring High School received an overall grade of A- from The School Review. Of high schools in the Raleigh County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Shady Spring High School is ranked 9 for high schools.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a high school is calculated by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. For academics, Shady Spring High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in West Virginia and earned the grade of A for this measure.

Source: WV Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Good
SAT/ACT Participation Fair

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing many factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Shady Spring High School earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in West Virginia.

Students : Teacher
WV Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
WV Avg. 5%
New Teachers
WV Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Shady Spring High School performs slightly below average compared to other West Virginia high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is C-.

Safety Grade C-
In-School Suspensions Fair
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations Poor


An overview of the student body of Shady Spring High School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
WV Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
WV Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WV Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 800
Minority Students 16
Diversity Index 2
Students with Disablities 71
Economically Disadvantaged 42%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are high schools near Shady Spring High School. The table includes The School Review’s score for each of the schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Shady Spring, West Virginia schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Independence High School C+ C- A D
2 Woodrow Wilson High School B+ A- A- C-
3 Summers County High School B- C+ B+ C
4 Liberty High School C C- B C-
5 Meadow Bridge High School C- D A B-

Shady Spring High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Shady Spring High School? 800
  • How good of a school is Shady Spring High School? The school received an overall grade of A-, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Shady Spring High School in? The school is located in Raleigh County.
  • How can I contact Shady Spring High School? The school's number is (304) 256-4647.
  • Where is Shady Spring High School? 300 Hinton Road, Shady Spring, West Virginia 25918

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Independence High School
850 Independence Road Coal City, WV 25823
Woodrow Wilson High School
400 Stanaford Road Beckley, WV 25801
Summers County High School
One Bobcat Drive Hinton, WV 25951
Liberty High School
1700 Coal River Road Glen Daniel, WV 25844
Meadow Bridge High School
870 Main Street Meadow Bridge, WV 25976