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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 2,463 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% 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
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1200
341 responses
Average ACT
28
169 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,200
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.62 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.62 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 195 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
2,463
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.74 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.74 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.74 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.106 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.106 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.106 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,997/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.117 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.117 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.117 responses
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In my opinion, Pinnacle has a very enthusiastic and spirited student body. This is evident through school events and functions and affects the atmosphere of the school as a whole. There are a variety of classes offered, and the quality of teachers varies by subject. Through my own experience, I have found that our best and most passionate teachers work within the Foreign Language department. They possess a drive for teaching unlike any other staff members. Pinnacle offers clubs for just about every interest, allowing students to broaden their horizons through extracurricular activities, an opportunity not many students have at other schools. This has personally made it possible for me to choose a major of interest for my continuing college education. Through my involvement with DECA, and the support of my advisor, I have decided that a business major is right for me.
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My time at Pinnacle was nothing short of amazing. Pinnacle provided a very safe and secure campus, so there was never a need to feel worried. Pinnacle's teachers were nothing short from well-educated and strong, and the information that I learned will be used the rest of my life! Thanks Pinnacle!
My experience at Pinnacle High School was amazing. The staff was caring and treated everyone equally and taught an important lesson to all students, which is to treat everyone equally and people followed that rule. Along with this, the different clubs I was involved in, such as Speech and Debate, treated me like family as well as the other members. Qualities such as those make me not want to leave high school, but as well as all the nice attributes there is one thing I would change about the school. I would want to change how the sports teams are segregated. Not the different sports, but the levels. When I played basketball freshman year I was on the JV and Freshman team and had only freshman friends because that was my grade level. The others barely acknowledged me or the other freshman as well. If I could change it I would intertwine team bonding so that everyone would feel comfortable on any team they were apart of.