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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 1,354 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% 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
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1200
199 responses
Average ACT
26
61 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
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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
$80,907
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,548
National
$949
Median Home Value
$498,200
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Rallys
    23%
  • Sporting Events
    23%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Winter Formal
    14%
  • Not going to them
    9%
  • Some are okay need a better dj
    9%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,354
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 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.
Petaluma High School not only has common electives such as foreign languages, arts, band, choir, and wood shop, but many others as well. Medal Shop, offering NIMS Credentialing, Welding, Intro to Engineering, Architectural Design, Auto Shop, Computer Science, Principles of Engineering, Accounting, 3D Animation, and Wildlife Management are only some of electives offered. This allows students to have unique experiences in high school in preparation for College courses of relevance.

Petaluma High School also has a large selection of Honors and AP classes. Including those for: Math, English, History, Science, Foreign Language, Computer Science, and more.

Petaluma High School offers connections to SKills USA. Skills USA being an educationally competitive organization that allows students to experience jobs of the real life work field.

These are reasons why Petaluma High is a good school for me and has the opportunity to be for others too.