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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B+
Pelham Memorial High School is a top rated, public school located in Pelham, NY. It has 909 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Pelham Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
258 responses
Average ACT
29
154 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Olympics
    34%
  • Senior events - talent show, haunted house, etc
    25%
  • Proms - junior and senior
    16%
  • Sporting events- pep rally, homecoming, home games
    13%
  • Interacting after school with teachers
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
909
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
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
$126,315
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$24,518/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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PHMS is a progressive, supportive H.S with many learning and social opportunities. They offer a wide range of AP, research, art and tech classes, foster a cohesive student body and have a lot of sports and clubs. The teachers are easily accessible and they adapt to the student's individual needs. The administration is constantly creating and re-evaluating it's educational and social goals in terms of 3-5 year plans, using the most currently available and valid programs and educational philosophies. The school has strong sports programs, and active theatre program and lots of school spirit including an annual week long Olympics competition between the grades. The school is also supported by an active, non profit called the Pelham Education Foundation which fundraises to provide additional resources to staff and students for materials and programs outside of the budget including a Makers space, additional band instruments and teacher residencies.
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When I moved to Pelham from NYC in 2016, I was extremely nervous. I had never lived or attended a school in the suburbs and it was a very new experience. My hesitations were quickly dismissed, however, when I began my schooling at Pelham Memorial High School. The community, my teachers, and my peers were all very welcoming and kind, and I found myself immersed in the school very quickly. PMHS offers lots of different activities for everyone, like clubs, sports, community service and volunteer options, and many more. The school is very community oriented, and offers lots of different opportunities to be apart of community events and such. Now as a senior, reflecting back on my entire high school experience, I am very happy that I was able to attend Pelham Memorial High School.
I found that I gravitate toward smaller environments where you are able to create stronger bonds with people around you. I've grown up in Pelham, New York, which is a very small town and school. I found that it was extremely helpful to have teachers that can recognize when I'm struggling, and make a strong effort in helping me improve. I also loved that being in a small school I was able to form strong bonds with my classmates and help support one another. In high school I participated in Cheerleading a sport that in most schools doesn't have a lot of support behind them. However, In Pelham Memorial High School the facility and students were right behind us with a supporting hand. Also, being that we were such a small school we were able to create new create traditions that would help bring us even closer. These traditions would carry on for multiple years. As a fellow student at Pelham Memorial high school I would say it felt more like family than anything else.