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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Polson High School is an above average, public school located in Polson, MT. It has 477 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1712 2nd Street West
Polson, MT 59860
Telephone
(406) 883-6351
Website

Polson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1180
8 responses
Average ACT
25
44 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$33,013
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Median Home Value
$182,400
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    33%
  • Our amazing pep rallies!
    17%
  • Shakespeare in Schools
    17%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Winter Carnival
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
477
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,776/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Polson High School Reviews

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I moved to Polson, MT in seventh grade. Once I became a Freshman I really enjoyed the switch. I love that PHS is so diverse and that it is such a small community. The teachers and administration are friendly and the majority of them enjoy teaching. I have been influenced by many great teachers such as my Sophomore English teacher, my Senior English Teacher, and my choir teacher who I have had for the past three years. Polson High School also offers fun and useful electives. Such as personal finance, guitar class, art, choir, band, and etc. I am thankful that I moved to Montana and got to experience life at PHS.
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Polson High is good for families that seek a school heavily involved in the town's community. In a handful of classes as well as extracurricular activities, students are encouraged to interact with Polson's community. However, teachers have a tendency to be insensitive on topics like race and LGBT issues. This can range from saying things that are overtly offensive to simply refusing to have deep or interesting conversations about these topics that hear the voices of the people involved.
Loved the improvements made to school in recent years to the physical appearance. The AP courses were great in preparing students for the AP tests. Would like to see more variety in class choices for students, especially in the health setting. The internship the high school created with the local hospital was an incredible experience, especially for those interested in medical careers.