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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Petaluma High School is a highly rated, public school located in Petaluma, CA. It has 1,335 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
201 Fair St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Telephone
(707) 778-4651
Website

Petaluma High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
219 responses
Average ACT
26
67 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$84,949
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,667
National
$949
Median Home Value
$556,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Sporting Events
    25%
  • Rallys
    22%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Winter Formal
    14%
  • Not going to them
    8%
  • Some are okay need a better dj
    8%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,335
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
64%
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
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
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
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Petaluma High School Reviews

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My experience at PHS has had its highs and lows. The teachers are mostly all happy to be there and enjoyable to be around. The counselors are always happy to help with their door open 24/7. Our athletics could use some work but the students still all come out to all the games, even away ones, to cheer the Trojans on. Overall, I have had many opportunities to grow and learn from the experiences that I have endured through my high school experience but I wouldn't change anything because it has shaped me into the person I am today.
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I attending PHS all four years of high school. It was a good experience for me.
I've made lots of friends and been involved in sports and FFA. My FFA experiences took allowed me to travel around the United States and I'm even going to Scotland in the fall with my Dairy Judging Team. Through FFA I've given back to the community, been involved in helping younger students learn about the importance of agriculture and met many people from around California. In addition to FFA, PHS has many other clubs. Everyone can find something to join and if you can't find exactly what you're looking for you can start your own club. The school believes that if you're involved doing what you love, your school experience will be a good one. The overall feel of the school is small town and friendly. The teachers are nice and most are helpful. I feel like they care about my success. It seems important to them that I do well. They've helped me feel ready for college.
I enjoyed my time at Petaluma High School. It offered a variety of arts, stem, and athletic classes and activities. It’s theatre arts program seemed to be lacking in attention from the administration though. The counselors were attentive and truly wanted to help each student. Petaluma high school is known for their dedicated teachers and staff.