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Nicholas County High School

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Phone  +1 304-872-2141
Address  30 Grizzley Ln, Summersville, WV 26651, USA
District  Nicholas County School District

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Nicholas County High School' is a high school located at 30 Grizzly Road, Summersville, West Virginia.


Nicholas County High School has seen a steady decline in student enrollment like many schools throughout West Virginia. NCHS has 693 students, a drop from 720 in the 2015-2016 school enrollment period. Due to this drop the school currently ranks as a AA school down from a AAA. NCHS has achieved the accomplishment of placing 16th in the WVSSAC Football Tournament in 2007, 12th place in 2008, 8th in 2009, and 9th in 2012, as well as 8th in the WVSSAC Cheerleading Tournament in 2007. Nicholas County also boasts the title of having the 12th place in the world Future Problem Solvers Team as well as boasting two first place titles and one second place title at the 2013 West Virginia FBLA Conference. The mascot for NCHS is the grizzly bear, and its school colors are Old Gold and Old Navy.

Nicholas county high school marching grizzlies 2015

Top Honors

In the winter of 2008, Nicholas County High School was awarded an honor by U.S. News & World Report. This organization listed NCHS on the top 10% of high schools in the United States. NCHS was the only high school in the Nicholas County School System to achieve this high honor, and was one of the only few in the state to receive it.

WV Writing Assessment

Nicholas County High School holds the honor of receiving a 94% on the West Virginia Writing Assessment placing Nicholas County in the top percentile.


Sports offered at NCHS are:

  • Football
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country
  • Clubs

    Clubs offered at NCHS are:

  • Garden Club
  • Yearbook Journalism
  • Newspaper
  • FBLA
  • Future Problem Solving Program
  • Pulsar Search Collaboratory
  • Student Counselors
  • Natural Helpers
  • Student Council
  • Hi Y
  • Young Republicans
  • FCA
  • Fight Club
  • FBLA

    The NCHS chapter of the FBLA plays an integral role within the business department. All students within NCHS are allowed to join this organization and are encouraged to do so to achieve business knowledge. The club is sponsored by Sharon Roberts, Linda Taylor, and Ardith Groves.

    Marching band

    The Nicholas County High School Marching Grizzlies have achieved much success in the past several years. They have placed in many different marching band competitions, including Black Walnut Festival and Tri-State. At ratings festival, they received three scores of 1, which is the highest a band can score. The band has been nominated to participate in the 2010 National Independence Day Parade on July 4.

    Just recently, the band performed at the 2014 Poca Band Invitational where they were the 1st Runner Up for Grand Champion in Marching for Class C bands; they competed against 3 other bands in their class. Other competitions for 2014 are Ripley and Black Walnut.

    The current director is Roger Lee Akers, who has served Nicholas County High School since 2004. He is an alumnus of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV and Glenville State College in Glenville, WV. Akers has led the band to several competitions over the past 9 years where they have successfully achieved trophies for marching, auxiliary, drumline, drum major, and overall band.

    Currently, the band numbers at only 35 members but is projected to grow by about 10 members for the 2015-2016 school year.


    Nicholas County High School Wikipedia

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