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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Petoskey High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Petoskey, MI. It has 965 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
1500 Hill St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Telephone
(231) 348-2160
Website

Petoskey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
50 responses
Average ACT
27
66 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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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
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,690
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$590
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
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 37 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    22%
  • My favorites are varsity games and spirit weeks.
    22%
  • Band concerts
    11%
  • Water wars
    11%
  • Drama Productions
    8%
  • Tennis matches
    8%
  • Choir concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
965
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
88%
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
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,993
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,069/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Something that is truly incredible about Petoskey High School is their band program. It was one of the groups I felt like was a family to me. The program is not only successful, but different walks of life go through it. I had the privilege to be a drum major as a senior for the band, and it was one of the best experiences. One thing that I would like to see change is just the bullying that happens. There is bullying at any school you go to, but it is an important issue to keep working on! Overall, I was happy with my experience at Petoskey High School.
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The facilities are of very high quality, like the brand new stadium constructed on campus, that offers a vast amount of activities for students like football, soccer, and lacrosse. There are many different AP classes offered mostly for upper class men, but the lack of focus on computers and new technology may be a disappointment for some. The food is rather unappealing for the most part, the ethnic diversity is not high, and, if you attend PHS, you will certainly have teachers that care about your education, but you will also have those who are less attentive.
I liked the number of classes available for students to take. Some of the classes offered at this high school were not available at any other schools in the area. I also enjoyed the range of after school clubs and sport that were offered to participate in. There are two things that I would like to see change. The first is have ALL of the teachers dedicated to improving the knowledge and skills of their students. The next would be having the ability to request for teachers that work better for student's learning styles. I struggled in a subject that I usually excel at due to the different way that the teacher taught new materials.