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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Pinnacle High School is a highly rated, public school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 2,579 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
3535 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Telephone
(602) 449-4005

Pinnacle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1210
461 responses
Average ACT
28
223 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$52,080
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.63 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.63 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 196 responses
Report
  • Homecoming, Spirit week, and Prom.
    32%
  • Sporting Events
    22%
  • Football games on Friday night
    19%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Senior assassins
    5%
  • Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse
    4%
  • Chior concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,579
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.75 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.75 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.75 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,678
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.107 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.107 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.107 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,033/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.118 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.118 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.118 responses
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The best way I can describe this school is with the word "medium." It's never been quite the best school, but I can't say it's the worst school on the face of the planet. Despite the prominent elitism, racism, and overall poor quality of life at Pinnacle, I have amazing friends that go there too. I wouldn't give them up for the world! And there are some amazing teachers that have changed my life (shoutout to Ms. Martiny)! I will say, they have it plastered on the front of the school that it's an "A+ School of Excellence" when it's anything but... (I'm not sure what the rate is now but it is not an A+, just trust me on that one)
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Pinnacle High School gave me the best four years. People would tell me that high school would go by very fast and I never believed them. Here I am a senior and graduating in less than 6 months. It is crazy! Pinnacle offers a lot of different clubs, sports, and events. Everybody can find something. The teachers care so much not only about the learning of the students but the personal life as well which is reassuring. Something I would like to see change at Pinnacle is the parking situation. Right now, only seniors can park in the parking lot and I think that juniors should be allowed to park as well.
The environment and interaction with other students at Pinnacle high school is astonishing. Meeting people of different background and ethnicity, while still being in a safe environment is amazing! Even having the opportunity to express myself and learn all new things is something you can get at Pinnacle High school.