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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Paducah Tilghman High School is an above average, public school located in Paducah, KY. It has 792 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Paducah Tilghman High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1200
6 responses
Average ACT
24
169 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,266
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$657
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$118,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Sports
    25%
  • Band
    20%
  • Newspaper
    10%
  • Recycling Club
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Theater
    10%
  • Choir
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
792
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,284
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,048/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Paducah Tilghman is the perfect place to receive your secondary education. We are a small school with big opportunities. The school does not limit students to the things they can be apart of. If you are a cheerleader and want to be in the school musical then so be it. Our arts are thriving with classes such as choir, band, orchestra, creative writing, and the school newspaper. Here you can complete college credit through AP classes and Dual Credit Courses. The support system at PTHS is brilliant and we aren't just a school, we're a family!
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PTHS is preparing students for the real world. It’s the most racially diverse school in our state except for Louisville. Kids tolerate and learn to live with differences. It’s long tradition in sports and academic is secondary to none. It’s been around over 150 years. Teachers are touch but fair. Preparing you for college or technical school. The mission statement is know everything child by name and need and they do. Especially during this virus they are feeding, taking buses to deliver homework and pick it up. Supply food for weekends if needed. They even had a parade for the seniors to bring them their caps and gowns and taped each student for a virtual graduation and honors night. It’s a “ Tilghman thing “ is what makes you a part of something to be proud of and I can’t recommend it enough.
Being able to say I’m a student at Paducah Tilghman High School is something that makes me proud. I am constantly being challenged in the classroom, and having an enjoyable experience. Waking up each morning is something I am not fond of, but I love to do it on school days! I am only a sophomore, which means I have one year of experience at PTHS. However, I feel as if I have always been a part of this family. As we say, ain’t no party like a tilghman party, cause a tilghman party don’t stop.