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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 881 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Pelham Memorial High School...
Address
575 Colonial Ave
Pelham, NY 10803
Telephone
(914) 738-8110
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Pelham Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
227 responses
Average ACT
29
135 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$146,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,812
National
$949
Median Home Value
$751,600
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
Report
  • 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
881
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,405
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
$23,852/ 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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Pelham Memorial High School Reviews

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A great small public high school and during my time there I was able to interact with interesting and engaging peers and students. However, the school did not prepare me well for college because there was barely any reading for classes. There is a huge divide in the student body between wealthier, white students and students within the community that struggle financially. If you don't take advantage of certain resources at the school you get stuck without a great support system from the student body/teachers. I know many students that would skip class regularly and the teachers wouldn't even bother to help them. As for the teachers, it really is a mixed bag; I had probably 5-7 teachers that had engaging classes. Other teachers did not care if you did your work and would put on videos the entire class because they had nothing better to teach.
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I wasn't like the vast majority of kids who went to school in Pelham. Sure, I went to Pelham schools throughout my youth, but what separated me from everyone else was that I didn't live in Pelham. As someone who didn't live with everyone else, I still felt welcomed by the community and I honestly feel like I was more-so raised in Pelham than in my actual town. Most students are very nice, and the teachers are always more than willing to help you succeed, because that's their most important objective. What made my years in Pelham so special to me was the school's spirit. Every grade brings a new level of school spirit, and when everyone comes together, whether it's for homecoming or olympics, it just goes to show just how much everyone loves the community and how special of a town Pelham really is. That's what made me fall in love with Pelham.
Pelham Memorial High School is the classic medium to large sized public school that has set its standards very high in comparison to other public schools around the nation. The determination of the teachers to help the students is impeccable. But the problem is that the teachers are always required to have a minimum amount of homework, tests, or quizzes. Especially in the case of the language department where many times we would be faced with two to three assessments a week. Socially, if you play sports, and like to push your liver to the brink, you will have no problem feeling welcomed by other groups. Otherwise, you can easily feel unwelcomed because of the close-minded peers that you share the halls with.