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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
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Petal High School is a highly rated, public school located in Petal, MS. It has 1,196 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Petal High School...
School District
Petal School District
Address
1145 Highway 42 E
Petal, MS 39465
Telephone
(601) 583-3538

Petal High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
160 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,834
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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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.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Football games!
    22%
  • Veteran's Day Celebration
    20%
  • Field Day
    15%
  • Senior Day
    13%
  • Much respect is given in regards to the Veterans.
    11%
  • Panther Pride!
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,196
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,349
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
$8,490/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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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.
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Petal high school is like a well oiled machine. Everything runs smooth! Amazingly talented students, intelligent teachers, and understanding administrators. Our school is all about reaching goals. Although our student body is very involved, I’d love to see more clubs for those students who may not yet have a group to go to.
Do not have a problem with the education of the school this school is the reason we moved here. but If your child is not in the right click they are bullied and targeted. The school cares more about the dress code then stopping the bullies! I have loved most of the teachers however the principal is another issue! I like pretty much everything about Petal schools. The teachers are great and the students are held to a very high standard. The rules for the students are very strict. We moved here from a large northern city where it seemed like the students were running the schools. The only thing I do not like is the politics involved in the sports programs. There is a lot of favoritism for students from certain families. If you are new to the area unless you are a freakishly good player you ain't got much of a chance to play. Overall Petal is a very good school district and I'm glad we moved here.