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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Polytechnic High School is a public school located in Fort Worth, TX. It has 1,242 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
1300 Conner Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76105
Telephone
(817) 814-0000

Polytechnic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1000
81 responses
Average ACT
22
10 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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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
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,876
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$931
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,100
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.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • The pep-rally's
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Football, Basketball, Volleyball Games.
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • 5 de mayo
    9%
  • Paper bags and pizza
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,242
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,350
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,447/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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I'm currently a junior at polytechnic high school i would be honest and say that I wanted to attend a better high school .However, after my three years experience at polytechnic I realized that it's not a bad school like what the majority says or think of it. Poly is actually working in improving in so many areas, they now have security lock doors, better and more surveillance cameras in the campus,also teachers and coaches who are willing to improve our academic and athletic performance. I would actually want polytechnic students to succeed in their STAAR tests and achieve high scores of passing and getting commended. POLY IS THE PLACE TO BE!
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Polytechnic was at one point a horrible school. Actually, in 2012, I entered terrified as a freshman due to the rumors and truths of what it used to be like. I then realized that Polytechnic high school was not as bad as it was said and ranked to be. Teachers and staff were actually great. Within the four years I attended I was mentored and influenced to pursue a goal, college. Teachers care about their students and help them thrive to success. That is to say, I received a full ride scholarship thanks to this school. (I'm applying for this scholarship for school supplies and books) After I graduated , I began to visit my principal and other staff members, keeping them up with my success. They actually connect with students and parents! I am proud to say I attended that school, not only because they are the reason I decided to attend college as a teenage mother but also because they proved to be a resourceful and rising school.
Polytechnic High School is filled with great people. Student in different organizations and clubs are all motivated to help Poly be recognized. Something I would like to see changed is the size of out cafeteria and bandhall. Both are in my opinion too small. Aside from that, my school does a great job in making me and others feel like it is our second home, as our motto says, Poly is the place to be!