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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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 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.
About Pittsfield High School...
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
72%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1170
138 responses
Average ACT
29
7 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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,206
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$801
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,900
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
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
896
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
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
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,515
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
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,626/ 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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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.
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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.