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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Payette High School is a public school located in Payette, ID. It has 455 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Payette High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1030
62 responses
Average ACT
26
11 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$50,655
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
0%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Pirate Fridays are everyone's favorite
    43%
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
455
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,727
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$7,898/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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The biggest thing that I like about Payette High School, is that as soon as they see you excel and have great potential in your first years, they talk to you about furthering your education and trying to make that easy during your high school years. I am one of those students that got that opportunity and now I will be going to a local college while still being in high school, and guess what? everything is going to be paid for through the advanced opportunities program for high school students!
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Overall, I have had an above average experience with PHS, but I can see that some things need to change. We have unrealistic policies in place for our dress code and cell phone policies. We also have an uninvolved school board, and we do not have a superintendent at the moment, which means we are lacking necessary leadership. Staff is more focused on getting students in trouble for wearing the wrong color of shirt than making student turn their work in. We have a low involvement level for students, and staff do not make students feel like school is important. PHS needs to realize that students often times have too many other problems going on outside of school, and that school isn't always a main priority for some. Teachers and other faculty members need to help their students more than aim to get kids in trouble, and that just isn't their goal.
They don's listen to the students or the parents. They do very minimum repair work at the school in hopes that a new one will be built, which they got denied for. In winter time, the heaters rarely work and the ac will actually turn on randomly. If we get a lot of heavy rain, the hallway leading to the cafeteria will flood. I just want the higher up staff to actually let students and parents be involved in the changes they want to make, and to also have the school fixed. The middle school got a new parking lot, when there was barely any damage to it, but the high school has so many pot holes, and pieces of the road missing, and they refuse to fix that.