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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Pittsfield High School is an above average, public school located in Pittsfield, MA. It has 803 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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1170
195 responses
Average ACT
26
10 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$48,555
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Basketball games
    20%
  • Soccer Games
    20%
  • Survivor rallies
    15%
  • Thursday team dinners before friday football !
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Band
    5%
  • Football Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
803
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,064
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
$25,391/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Pittsfield High School is one of the most diverse high schools in Berkshire County. I love the fact that it offers a wide variety of classes, from intensive to advanced placement, meeting your personal needs and interests. The students get along incredibly well and there is a very diverse ratio of students. The students make great connections with their teachers and feel comfortable reaching out to them for help or anything they need to get off their minds. Also, Pittsfield High has the best school spirit, students attend every sporting event from the fall to the spring, encouraging and cheering on their fellow classmates. The students who attend Pittsfield High and the teachers there love PHS with their whole heart and forever bleed purple.
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In the wonderful school of Pittsfield High School we have several athletic and academic teams, and are a division I school in many spring sports. Along with these several sports we have the support of many people in our school with the bleachers filled in our home and even some away games. Although our hearts are large for our school the structural integrity of our school is somewhat outdated. This however pales in comparison to the academic opportunities with our numerous advanced placement classes with teachers who encouraging and knowledgeable of their subjects. Of course I must acknowledge the wonderful support staff of counselors who make the path to college with little stress as possible.
I had a terrific experience at PHS! Every teacher I had was personable, caring, and eager to do all they could to help me further my education! The wide selection of classes and AP classes helped me prepare for college as well as cultivate my interests. I also had very memorable experiences on the varsity and junior varsity softball team as well as a great time participating for the many clubs the school has to offer.