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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Pearce High School is a highly rated, public school located in Richardson, TX. It has 2,332 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1600 N Coit Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
Telephone
(469) 593-5000
Website
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Pearce High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
320 responses
Average ACT
27
273 responses
AP Enrollment
45%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$76,719
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,245
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • The pep-rallys'
    27%
  • Sporting Events
    26%
  • Theater Productions
    18%
  • Partys
    10%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,332
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,700/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Two of my children are current students at this high school. Both of them are challenged in the school curriculum. The teachers and administrators are available for meetings, tutoring or questions from parents. There are school activities geared toward parent involvement. Coaches are great! Although my children took classes for college credit and passed the classes with high grades they did not pass the college credit test. Students are also allowed to choose courses they desire for electives.
The majority of thier friendships were formed prior to attending this high school.
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Pearce High School is one of the best schools in the Richardson area. First off, the academics are above average with high standardized test scores. There is a high diversity ratio and many amazing extracurricular programs. Some of the extracurricular that Pearce is most competitive in are theater, basketball, band, and soccer. Also, the construction on the school is finished so the new facilities are nice and up to date. For me the teachers have helped me have a great experience and Pearce is a place that continues to further the education of young people like myself.
I loved Pearce High School. The SOS Lifeguards (student volunteers) made transition from middle school very easy for incoming freshman. Pearce High School has everything: athletics, language, math, science clubs and much more. My focus is music, and I played in the Pearce Orchestra all 4 years. I chose Pearce over my city’s Performing Arts High School and I graduated in the top 10. I got the academic prep for college through AP classes AND played challenging music at school and at All State. Pearce places strong emphasis on college prep and offers detailed guidance through the application process, including scholarship search. You'll work hard and you'll have the creds to show for it at graduation. Pearce produces students who are well prepared for life after high school.