Pittsfield High School is an above average, public school located in Pittsfield, MA. It has 896 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Pittsfield High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
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Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
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Girls Athletic Participation
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Pittsfield High School Reviews
Pittsfield High School is a public school that is beginning to fail. Academic lessons are struggling to be a success mainly because the teachers here dont absolutely love what they do and if you don't love what you do then learning becomes difficult. Students fail to respect the school and teachers because theirs no good authority. The school also is such a beautiful historic building that continues to crumble and not be replaced, ceilings full of asbestos continue to leak witch causes a terrible threat to student and or teacher body. At Pittsfield High school there is no athletic fields on campus witch results in poor student involvement, as well as no student parking, which results in students having to rent parking spaces from the town itself witch is outrageous and not cost efficient for a high school student.
The school has been making leaps and bounds to improve everything from the lunch menu to how students learn. I've seen countless representatives from organizations such as Edutopia, published by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, visit our school to interview students and record footage of students throughout their day. Visitors often come from other schools to learn from Pittsfield Middle High School as it implements things such as student based learning, project based learning, competencies, and much more. I've had the opportunity to not only try online courses, but also take courses for college credit, and study at the Concord Regional Tech Center. I've met teachers who have become friends and friends that I'll stay in touch with for a lifetime. I wouldn't have wanted to grow up in any other town or school district.
I loved the teachers there. The ones who taught the advanced classes had a very obvious enthusiasm and love for the subject they were teaching. I would like to change how little the school district as a whole cares about the arts programs. Children want to be creative, and they should be encouraged to pursue those desires, not told they'll never get into college if they take a chorus class instead of advanced statistics.