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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  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 1,447 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
500 W Maxwell St
Pensacola, FL 32501
Telephone
(850) 595-1500

Pensacola High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1290
138 responses
Average ACT
28
174 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,931
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,700
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
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • The homecoming carnival is what I look forward to.
    22%
  • Friday night football games
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    16%
  • Senior send off
    10%
  • Powder Puff football
    10%
  • Going to school is always interesting
    9%
  • Ultimate pick up
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,447
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.4%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
$9,485/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Pensacola High School gives many students a different high school experience than the majority of students in our nation get. It is a very diverse school, located in a more poverish part of Pensacola, but still has a lot of school spirit. Pensacola High School has an International Baccalaureate Program, which brings in a lot of students from different parts of Pensacola. There is a little bit of a division between the IB students and the traditional students, because they do not take classes together, but overall there is little tension and we all are able to bond over being PHS Tigers. Like many high school students would say, there are ups and downs during the high school years, but high school really is what you make of it, and PHS really strives to help students have a memorable 4 years.
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Having been a part of the International Baccalaureate Program at PHS, I can gladly say that my educational experience exceeded expectations. My experience with the drama club was truly life changing. I can gladly say that I have made the best friends and memories through this school. This school is not known to be located in the best part of town and is often unable to apply money to some properties of the school as it must be applied to security, but, as somebody coming from a privileged community, I truly believe that this allowed me to broaden my perspective. The community and administration expresses their passion for education and instills in their students the importance of being open minded, remaining humble, and treating others with kindness. Pensacola High School has allowed me to grow to prioritize these fundamentals while providing me with a family that I know will support me for years to come.
The IB program is an incredible opportunity for students to mature academicslly and emotionally! The administration leaves a lot to be desired, but there are some truly outstanding teachers that have had a lasting impact on my education and my life.