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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Pike Central High School is a public school located in Petersburg, IN. It has 568 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
1810 E Sr 56
Petersburg, IN 47567
Telephone
(812) 354-8478
Website

Pike Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1080
31 responses
Average ACT
22
23 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,607
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$574
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,500
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.
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  • Musicals
    18%
  • Powder puff football
    18%
  • Swing Choir
    18%
  • Basketball
    12%
  • Career Day
    6%
  • College Fair
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
568
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,411/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I will be graduating from Pike Central High School in a few short months and I am grateful for a chance to express my opinions. In this year alone, we have painted several rooms in an attempt to redecorate the school and it honestly makes me very happy. Being a team effort, several students got to participate in the redecorating process, which only brought the student body closer to pride for our home-school. The school recently took away the privilege of carrying backpacks all day in the attempt to secure our safety and I sincerely respect that. Pike Central has opened many doors for me and shown me how to be successful in my future adulthood, meanwhile maintaining a good, juvenile environment.
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The students at Pike Central are some of the most considerate you will ever see. Bullying is nowhere near as big of a problem here as it is in surrounding schools. The teachers encourage respect and provide an example for students to follow.
Many teachers are willing to work with students at their own individual pace, even if it means working with the student before or after school to help them keep up.
My only complaint would be the lack of communication between staff members. Often times, many teachers are uninformed of changes in the daily routine or are unaware of a school-wide assembly that will be taking place. However, the communication is improving greatly, so perhaps in the next year or so, it will no longer be a problem.
Pike Central High School is not my favorite High School. I went to 4 different schools and out of those, this one was my least favorite. There was a safety concern and many of the teachers did not provide a good education. Kids messed around and got away with being lazy and inappropriate. Staff was not very helpful either.