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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Pelham Union Free School District is a top rated, public school district located in Pelham, NY. It has 2,896 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

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Middle Schools in Pelham Union Free School District

High Schools in Pelham Union Free School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
266 responses
Average ACT
30
155 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,896
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$126,315
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$24,518/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    1%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$152,932
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$771,600
National
$184,700

Pelham Union Free School District Reviews

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My overall experience in Pelham schools districts has been very good. The academics and college preparation is excellent. Our school district has a wide range of activites and after school clubs. Although, I personally do not like the food which is not a big deal. Pelham is a safe neighborhood and The district superintendent is taking steps to fight racism as well as add more black history to our curriculum. Pelham is a great town with a great education!
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Our experience in Elementary was mostly excellent, with a few subpar teachers, but mostly excellent and nurturing. The middle school has been the complete opposite, however. A stultifying curriculum that belies the sales pitch of the IB Middle Years program being inquiry-based and cross-disciplinary - the middle school is run by an ill-prepared discipline-focused authoritarian who has very little sophistication or understanding of child psychology. I do not recommend PMS to anyone who has a bright, curious, or "outside-the-box" child. If your child is a people pleaser who loves to follow directions and rules, they will enjoy their experience immensely. Otherwise, look at other districts.
Great school culture and pelham is a great town to grow up in absolutely love it here. School spirit, clubs, sports, and academics are all important to PMHS so here you will get the full package!