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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Petal High School is a highly rated, public school located in Petal, MS. It has 1,234 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
1145 Highway 42 E
Petal, MS 39465
Telephone
(601) 583-3538
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Petal High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
5 responses
Average ACT
25
179 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$56,467
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$843
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Football games!
    24%
  • Veteran's Day Celebration
    18%
  • Field Day
    14%
  • Senior Day
    12%
  • Much respect is given in regards to the Veterans.
    10%
  • Panther Pride!
    10%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,234
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,826
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,137/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Petal High is an amazing school. It’s very fundamentally, the diversity is wide and everyone gets along majority of the time. Petal High is like one big family, when one needs help, we all help. It’s like a family full of people i’ve been with all my life, and i love it!
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Petal High School is an amazing school! We have a great administration, full of people who love the students and want the best for every individual student. The teaching staff is even better! It's high school, of course, which makes it hard for the teachers to tend to every student; however, each teachers does everything they can to give ever individual student the best learning experience they can have.
I loved attending Petal High School. it was honestly the best time in my life. All of my teachers, from my AP European history teacher to my AP English teacher, were very caring and attentive to students' needs. They helped in any way they could. Additionally, the principal there was very invested in making his students better. There were, however, a few things I would change about Petal High School. The library, first and foremost, needs to be redone. The computers there are about as old as the Windows XP that they still use as their Operating System, and the library also has a very small selection of books. The cafeteria is also in need of revamping. The food is honestly disgusting.