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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Pittsfield High School is an above average, public school located in Pittsfield, MA. It has 861 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
300 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Telephone
(413) 499-9535
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Pittsfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1170
179 responses
Average ACT
29
8 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$46,871
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Median Home Value
$173,100
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.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Basketball games
    21%
  • Soccer Games
    21%
  • Survivor rallies
    14%
  • Thursday team dinners before friday football !
    14%
  • Band
    7%
  • Football Games
    7%
  • Pep rallies are bad. Hockey games are the best!
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
861
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,136
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.6%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 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
$18,537/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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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.
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I love all of the teachers I’ve had in my 4 years there. There are lots of clubs for people to join, and events like Mr. PHS (basically a male beauty pageant) and the school plays are fun to watch or be a part of. Occasionally, there are fights, and the bathrooms are monitored and only one is open all day. You have to sign in and leave all your stuff outside the door, all because a group of students enjoy vaping in the bathroom.
To be frank about the school, many of the teachers do not actually teach the material that they were hired to do so. There are a few gems in the school though, that will be some of the best teachers you will ever have. Many of the students here do not care about doing their work, and this has created an atmosphere of carelessness and fooling around. Overall if you are to just do the work that you are assigned and hold up the expectations placed on you, you should receive a good enough education to move on to a very nice college or university.