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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
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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 1,234 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.

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
187 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
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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.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Football games!
    25%
  • Veteran's Day Celebration
    16%
  • Field Day
    13%
  • Senior Day
    13%
  • Panther Pride!
    11%
  • Much respect is given in regards to the Veterans.
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%

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.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,826
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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They offer a variety of classes. As a student with an aspergers dx, they have been superior in helping me with everything I need! Everything from teachers, academics, to sports excels!
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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!
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.