Pelham Memorial High School
- PELHAM, NY
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade B+
- Teachersgrade A+
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade A
- Sportsgrade B+
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade A minus
Pelham Memorial High School is a top rated, public school located in PELHAM, NY. It has 907 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade B minus
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
83%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
75%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
- Senior events - talent show, haunted house, etc26%
- Proms - junior and senior16%
- Sporting events- pep rally, homecoming, home games13%
- Interacting after school with teachers10%
- Pep rallies3%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
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
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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Expenses Per Student
$24,518 / year
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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Pelham Memorial High School Reviews
Rating 3.79 out of 5 139 reviews
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Pelham Memorial High School challenges students in a supportive and traditional curriculum environment. Students work hard but also take time to be involved in a multitude of athletics, including ice hockey (the varsity team was state champion a fee years ago), soccer, tennis, lacrosse, rugby and crew (all of which are letter sports). There are also strong music and theater arts programs. The 2020 graduating class was about 220, making the environment large enough for a diversity in course offerings but small enough that teachers and the principal know the students. The historic building is celebrating its centennial. With the cornerstone laid in 1921, the school was dedicated as "Pelham Memorial High School" in memory of those who gave their lives in service during WWI. Inside, the motto "Honor Here the Ideals for which They Fought" is inscribed above the auditorium stage. The building was completely renovated in 2010 including a restoration of the library, lobby and WPA murals.
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.
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.