School Details

Huntington High School

1 Highlander Way, Huntington, WV 25701
(304) 528-6400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1609 students 16 students/teacher (WV avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

35%
44%
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55%
48%
25%
34%
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40%
47%
37%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Cabell County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
47%
43%
47%
51%
48%
46%
51%
45%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Cabell County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
54%
48%
46%
53%
45%
39%
43%
35%

West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2)

In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Cabell County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Huntington High School is a public high school in Huntington. 1,609 students attend Huntington High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 54% of the 1,609 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Huntington High School is 16:1. Alternative Education High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 8%
Multiracial 1.0% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the epitome of bad education. My courseload of all AP classes rarely garners outside work or research. I can glide without any participation whatsoever and I still receive A's. Teachers do not strive to make progress in students and they are ineffective at their goals. Most students lack any motivation whatsoever and skip class regularly. Administrators do not help the situation and focus on petty violations like dress code and lunches. This school has a massive truancy problem that has yet to resolved even after intervention by the courts. WESTEST scores show that this school is not succeeding at its job. A smart parent would avoid this school at all costs.

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated from HHS in 2009. When I first came to this school I enjoyed the freedoms of a diverse and wonderfully taught school. The teachers knew what they were doing and I was able to find a niche in the student body. It all went downhill in 2006 the year they instituted the Freshman Academy program. That place is now little more than a glorified baby sitting service. Most of the good teachers retired about the same time several fresh new teachers were hired. Unfortunately fresh and new doesn't guarantee they knew what they were doing. By the time I graduated there were cuts to the funding and staff of the music department (there goes arts enrichment) and I was sleeping through every class I was taking while still making good grades. I wrote all of two papers my last two years in high school. That shouldn't have been possible. Also the administration there was a joke. Not only did they take away every privilege they could such as eating lunch outside they instituted a tardy system that couldn't have helped learning. If you weren't on time for class even by a few seconds you couldn't go. You were sent to inhouse detention or alternative school after three offenses.

  • (3 years ago)

    Sending my child to Huntingto High was the biggest mistake. The teachers only support the athletes and cheerleaders.

  • (5 years ago)

    Nice physical facility. Disappointing curriculum for a consolidated school that was supposed to offer more. Does not meet the smart kids expectations. Has to cater to the special ed. crowd.

  • (7 years ago)

    I honestly don't think that the school is all that great. There are teachers that care about the students but there are more that are there just for the pay check and pick favorites. A few of my friends have left because of unfair treatment. I'm not very satisfied with the disipline either.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated in 2006 and am now going to Marshall University. Overall I enjoyed going to Huntington High and felt they gave me many different opportunities. I was in the Chamber choir and show choir..and it was so much fun! Great emphasis is put on sports though so the music and theatre departments doesn't get much money/support. Most of my teachers were very nice and personable. Not a bad school at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is a Junior at HHS and our experience on 'the hill' has been positive! His teachers counselor coaches and principal respond to email and voicemail in a timely manner and show genuine concern. Of course there is a requirement of the student to behave properly and participate appropriately in the classroom and on and off the playing field. The academics far exceed college entry requirements w/ multiple opportunities to be involved in music art sports of all kinds etc. I find that many parents are present and active at Huntington High! Whether supporting their child the team or the school in general we at HHS have a good attendance and turnout for all events academic OR athletic. I recommend HHS!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am military and have transfered to many places and have been in many school systems. The opportunities at Huntington High are outstanding. No matter what your child is interested in there is a program available. I am confident my children are getting a quality education academically. They are also given the chance to follow their creative interests. Both of my children play sports and the boosters program is very active and involved. Being a small area there is a lot of parent involvement in the education and extracurricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a proud graduate from Huntington High School Class of 2002 I rate this school very highly on teachers and adminstrators of Cabell County School Board. For example I have Attention Defict Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Cabell County School Board has a program called the 504 plan for parents of students in Cabell County with a Learning Disabilites. What the program is about that the teacher can have that one on one with the student with a Learning Disability to get that little extra help if they have problem with the work that was giving to. It also is an advantage to the parents of student who has a Learning Disability to get Weekley Overviews on the progress on how their child is doing in class and what plans that the teacher has for the class during the week and beyond the school year. The teachers do care at HHS.

  • (9 years ago)

    Huntington high school offers a quality of education not available in smaller and older schools. It offers not only the basics but also has enough size to offer electives in all subject areas. The opportunity to excel exists there if students and parents dedicate themselves to that goal. With several up-to-date computer labs a modern library and technology integration in the classroom the school certainly offers the opportunity for varied experiences in learning. Standards and expectations are high as they should be. It is a high school. Isn't the goal of school an education? Because the school has a varied population it offers each student the opportunity to deal with people from many different backgrounds. It has been my experience that parental involvement is minimal and usually is negative rather than positive in nature.

  • (9 years ago)

    I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. There are too many fights and problems there. My daughter wants to leave this school because she can't take the humanities classes she took at Cabell Midland. I don't think the teachers are very involved with the students. If I were to recommend a school to other parents it wouldn't be Huntington High.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent of a Student at Huntington High School I rate this school very highly. Parents are invited to come and talk to teachers and are always welcome. The staff are there to answer your questions and help with answers. I would recommend Huntington High School to any Parent. This School is wonderful with academics and well and sports.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a student at Huntington High School I love it. As far as some of the teachers going through the motions that might be true but so are some of the parents. West Virgina is poor. It affects everyone teachers parents even students but HHS doesn't care about that no matter how much the money we(we meaning HHS) don't have affects us. There are oppourtunities at HHS that other schools (not only in West Virginia but also in other states as well)do not have or are not exposed to. At HHS you get it all.

  • (11 years ago)

    There are some AP programs for accelerated students. Some teachers truly care about their students but far too many are going through the motions. There is an emphasis on athletics. The band is improving and the chamber choir is quite good but the show choir and theater programs are a shambles. The school is safe (some people assume otherwise because of the presence of minority students). But perhaps because of its size and continuing animosity toward the consolidation with Huntington East several years back there is very little school spirit.

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