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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pontiac High School is an above average, public school located in Pontiac, IL. It has 707 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
1100 E Indiana Ave
Pontiac, IL 61764
Telephone
(815) 844-6113
Website

Pontiac High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1100
14 responses
Average ACT
25
45 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,319
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$623
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Pontiac Holiday tournament
    19%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    16%
  • Indian Showdown
    16%
  • Operation Graduation
    16%
  • FFA Lock In
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
707
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
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
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,173/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Pontiac High School Reviews

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I attended pontiac township high school and graduated in 2013. Our teachers were very generous about devoting extra time after class. The teachers especially were generous to students who struggled with homework. Tutors were always available during study hall. We as a small community loved to see others achieve goals. Sports were a big part of our school as well. Our teachers, staff, and parents were very supportive. Our academics had to be above a B average in every class to be able to play sports. Our school cafeteria had plenty of options to choose from. If i could have the choice to choose another high school I wouldn't pick anywhere else.
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I liked how my teachers that I had actually cared about me. They showed actual interest in what I wanted to do in the future. I would have one on one conversations with several of my teachers just so I could tell them about my plans. They all seemed to be intrigued by the rigorous audition process that a Musical Theatre degree offered. Being one of the student leaders in my school, I was asked to be on a principal's advisory board. We meet every month to talk to our principal about what we liked at our school and things that we believed needed to be fixed. I think that this really set our school apart from others because our principal created a gateway to receive direct feedback from a reliable group of students about the needs of the school.
The Administration at Pontiac High School are always more than helpful and are amazing at interacting with students. Our Principal, Eric Bohm, even gave us his phone number at an assembly at the beginning of the year. The Administration and Teachers are very good at preventing bullying as much as they can, and we even have a program called Spread the Word to End the Word, which promotes students to end the use of the "R" word. Since then, bullying has came almost to a complete halt. Teachers are also very personal and understand that students have other things going on outside of school. Overall, Pontiac High School is a very safe and as fun of an environment as a school can be.