Wood County is known for its friendly people, its history, and its favorable business and industrial climate. Located on the Ohio River, this community enjoys moderate climate and a year-long calendar of recreational and cultural events. Wood County is a great place to live and a great place to go to school. Wood County Schools’ proud heritage of academic excellence is the result of community support. Approval of excess levies (a tradition since 1945), support of bond issues (recent $60 million high school construction and renovation), academic and athletic scholarship programs, booster organizations, involvement by the PTA, Partners in Education, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley's Education Team illustrate the community’s commitment to education. Wood County students live in a district that values education, takes well-deserved pride in past success and strives to meet the challenges of the future.
Learning comes first in Wood County Schools as testimonials of excellence are evidenced in above average scores on ACT, SAT, state testing programs, Presidential Scholars, champion Odyssey of the Mind teams, military academy appointments, college scholarships, and in success in the work place. Wood County has a program to meet student needs whether college bound or to enter the world of work. Transition is provided to a state of the art technical preparation curriculum in conjunction with West Virginia University at Parkersburg.