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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Pensacola High School is an above average, public school located in Pensacola, FL. It has 1,424 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Pensacola High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1290
207 responses
Average ACT
28
241 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$49,286
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
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  • The homecoming carnival is what I look forward to.
    22%
  • Friday night football games
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Senior send off
    11%
  • Powder Puff football
    9%
  • Going to school is always interesting
    9%
  • Soccer games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,424
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,987
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,365/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Pensacola High School Reviews

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Let me tell you, I am so glad to be graduating.
But my experience at PHS (IB) hasn't been all bad - some stellar teachers, wonderful friends for whom I am extremely grateful, and (now funny) memories of cramming for deadlines or surprising oneself with the sheer workload.
But it's been pretty horrible - administration, safety, overall condition of the school, and the HUGE divide between the school itself and the IB Program.
Going to this school has changed me as a person and as a learner - not all in good ways, however.
Before and (hopefully) after the Program, my love of learning still survives. But it was, along with motivation, sanity, etc., etc., nearly lost throughout the Program. And I am not the minority in this.

I hope future classes will have a better experience.
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I've met great people at this school being in the IB Program. But, within the school itself, I would like to see a cleaner campus mostly. Also, specifically at pep rallies the school holds, they should invest into a better sound system because their current one is very ear-ripping and too loud. The school spirit is okay, but they should try to find different ways to improve it as the other schools within our district have better school spirit. Being only restricted in the IB Program, the teachers within the program are nice but I cannot speak for the teachers outside of the program. Overall, I believe the school should invest into a renovation project and rebuild its image.
If you are in the IB program, PHS is a great school that fosters many amazing opportunities for students. However, for students in the traditional school system, education and opportunity is a nightmare. These students lack adequate educators and the possibility to achieve greater opportunities for themselves. My ratings are based on the characteristics of the IB program within PHS.