School Details

Hurricane High School

3350 Teays Valley Rd, Hurricane, WV 25526
(304) 562-3991
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1126 students 16 students/teacher (WV avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
68%
41%
69%
64%
48%
47%
41%
31%
57%
52%
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
  • Putnam County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
58%
43%
57%
56%
48%
52%
53%
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
  • Putnam County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
62%
48%
52%
49%
45%
41%
37%
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
  • Putnam County Schools average
  • West Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hurricane High School is a public high school in Hurricane. 1,126 children attend Hurricane High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the 1,126 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hurricane High School is 16:1. Calvary Baptist Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My children have been in several different High schools in different states and districts Ive found Hurricane to be decent although I disagree with the policies concerning transfer credits. I am satisfied with the overall curriculum. My children love the class scheduling.

  • (4 years ago)

    Most of the time this school is agood school. The teachers are helpful and support students. The BAND is awsome for this school and have won many state championships. The athletic programs are always high ranked. Most of the administration are helpful when issues arise. I do feel however once akid gets in trouble they are rarely forgiven by the higher ups. All kids/young adults do stupid things. Maybe giving ALC (alternative learning center- in house detention) is better than suspension for some students

  • (9 years ago)

    This is one of the better schools in the greater Charleston-Huntington metro area academically speaking. Although some of the general classes leave something to be desired if you enroll in the AP and advanced classes you will be as prepared as anyone else for college regardless of whether you want to go to a state school or the ivy leagues. Its not unusual for a handful of students every year to go on to prestigous colleges and being one of those I found myself very well prepared particularly since I challenged myself with the harder classes at Hurricane.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school last year and she loved it. She actually wanted to go to school and it was fun and exciting for her. Not only were the teachers great but the students accepted her right away. I never had to worry about her I felt like the school had a very safe atmosphere which it did. The teachers are excellent and they not only teach the students educational things but they also teach them how to be an adult. They treat the students like adults and give them respect. This is a phenomenal school!

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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