Princeton High School (West Virginia)

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Princeton High School
1321 Stafford Drive
Princeton, West Virginia 24740
School type Public, high school
School board Mercer County Public Schools
Superintendent Deborah S. Akers
School number 51507
Principal Lori Comer
Staff 91
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1356 (2009 - 10)
 • Grade 9 372
 • Grade 10 335
 • Grade 11 347
 • Grade 12 302
Language English
Campus City
Area Princeton City
Color(s) Blue and white
Mascot Tiger
Team name The Princeton Tigers
Feeder schools Princeton Middle School, Glenwood School

Princeton High School is located in Princeton, West Virginia and is the largest high school in Mercer County, enrolling over 1000 students. Princeton High School is located at 1321 Stafford Drive in Princeton at the site of present-day Princeton Middle School. It also has one of the top five best athletic complexes in the state, boasting the million-dollar renovated Hunnicut Stadium, five star weight room, field turf, fencing and landscaping. Recently, the school embarked on a $50,000 renovation for its gymnasium (where senior graduation is held).


The school is 97% white, 2% African-American, and 1% other.

Extra-curricular activities and clubs[edit]

The organizations, clubs, and extra-curricular activities of Princeton High School have grown since its founding. These clubs contribute significantly to student interests (such as art and music), fundraising and community service (such as Key Club), and other activities. The school also offers Band, Madrigals, Center Stage, and Show Choir.

Princeton High School holds a Homecoming event and numerous other events.

The Student Council frequently discusses issues concerning the school and how to improve certain situations.

Clubs include Key Club, Interact Club, Art Club, Pep Club, National Honors Society, Model UN/Students for International Awareness, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and Future Business Leaders of America.

Student council[edit]

The Princeton High School Student Council is one of the most active clubs within the school. Several students from each grade become members representing their grades as part of the student government.


Princeton High School offers a wide variety of sports. Football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, track, cross-country, softball, xolleyball, Wrestling, and Soccer are the most popular. Several of these are fall sports, while a few others are spring sports. The 2012 baseball team won the state championship 7 to 4 against Nitro High School.


During the 2009-2010 school year, school officials took a more strict stand against unhealthy foods served in the school.

The school also changed its grading/ranking policy in an effort to align it with the rest of the state of West Virginia. This was also changed in an effort to promote fairness to students taking more challenging courses. AP courses are worth a 5.0, honors are now worth 4.5, and regular classes are worth a 4.0. As of 2009, there were seven Advanced Placement courses in the school: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP United States History, and AP Studio Art.

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