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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Pontiac Academy for Excellence - High School is a public, charter, magnet school located in Pontiac, MI. It has 289 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
About Pontiac Academy for Excellence - High School...
Address
196 Cesar E Chavez Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Telephone
(248) 745-9420
Website

Pontiac Academy for Excellence - High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
930
40 responses
Average ACT
19
9 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$30,152
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Median Home Value
$53,700
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
38%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Dances
    20%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Sports
    20%
  • Christmas Parade
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
289
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,930/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Pontiac Academy for Excellence - High School Reviews

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Pontiac Academy for Excellence was a great school in the beginning of the school year, which was my freshman year. The teachers were great, the food was good and the afterschool clubs were good. However over the years things started to depleate. The best teachers this place had left, the administration was changing every year and the clubs started to not be as good as they were. The overall academics of the place have been good for years and the teachers who stuck around are doing their best to teach us! The school overall is slowly doing down and its not ok. The school has some reallly good students that attend and their no one to teach us anything. The administration is doing their best to get us help, funding, and opporunities to do things in school but the students are performing well enough and their behaviour is affecting the school in a negative way. The school itself needs an overall makeover in a major way and it needs it right away!
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Never have I ever been more disappointed in a school. My school may just have the bare minimum in pretty much everything, from books to computers to teachers. The only thing it doesn't seem to run out of are students. To make it worse, our school is small, like very small. If you were to walk around at our school, inside and out, it would take about 15 minutes. It strives for change, but it seems to be comfortable in the slum that it is. If you have children and you love them, do not enroll them in this school!
My high school was experience at PAE was different. Teachers were leaving left and right, but the ones that stayed actually taught. The school wasn't as clean as it been. The resource were helpful could been even more helpful. Our schools fund were limited. The extracurricular activities were great though. Our robotics team was great and we won a district event.