Pelham High School
- PELHAM, AL
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade B+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B minus
- Administrationgrade B
- Sportsgrade A minus
- Foodgrade B minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B minus
Pelham High School is a highly rated, public school located in PELHAM, AL. It has 1,106 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Pelham High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Math
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- grade A minus155 Students
- grade B minus67 Students
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- grade A minus55 Students
- grade C+54 Students
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B+
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade A
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Culture & Safety
81%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 209 responses
73%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 209 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 754 responses
- Pep rallies21%
- Spirit Week16%
- Prom, Miss PHS, Sports games11%
- Write Night and school plays8%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 209 responses
78%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 209 responses
86%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 209 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
77%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 209 responses
86%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 209 responses
78%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 209 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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Expenses Per Student
$17,233 / year
91%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 209 responses
56%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 209 responses
72%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 209 responses
Pelham High School Reviews
Rating 4.27 out of 5 277 reviews
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Although I have not graduated yet, I have had a pleasant experience at Pelham High School. All the staff and administration are so involved and do their best to make sure the students are not only prepared for the future in whatever we may choose, but ensure that we have a positive experience. Through the pandemic the teachers have sacrificed so much to make sure we are still learning and working towards our goals. The school provides countless classes and opportunities to prepare/prep students for college, such as AP classes, ACT study sessions, and dull enrollment. They create a fun and inclusive environment for all students with clubs, sports, academics, etc. I’m proud to be a Pelham Panther! Go ham!
Most importantly I want to say that I am extremely grateful to have had Pelham High School as my high school experience. I involved myself all four years among a variety of soccer, honor societies, and clubs. Which led me to experience the attitude and opportunities of our neighboring and rivalry schools. Unlike the neighboring schools, Pelham was still growing its facilitates so it lack some of the current technological and course resources. Even so our school triumphed the rivalry schools in a greater atmosphere between the students and teachers. Everyone would put their individual efforts in order to create school and individual opportunities by resourcing to donations, services, research, etc. to reach their goals. Thus, making the present lack of modern school resources an influence to bring a positive mindset that will uplift oneself and others. Which is one of the many lessons this school has taught me for real life to be in finding ways for my goals even when there is nothing.
As a whole, the school has been great for me, however there are a few notable issues. Firstly, the administration is AWFUL at communication and this has led to a number of issues with MANY people in the school for a variety of reasons including disciplinary actions, missing important events, and requirements for certain activities and sports. Should communication improve most if not all of these issues would be resolved. The other notable issue is school lunches. More often than not they offer tiny portions that are not nearly enough to feed a growing high school student. To make matters worse, the food is often poorly prepared, tasting disgusting, coated in grease, and hideous to look at. Never in my life have I seen food as nasty as what comes out of that cafeteria. Other than those to issues, the school is great and I still find it to be a great one to attend.