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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pontiac High School is an above average, public school located in Pontiac, IL. It has 669 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 32% in reading.
1100 E Indiana Ave
Pontiac, IL 61764
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Pontiac High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
49 responses
Average ACT
26
60 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,783
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$686
National
$949
Median Home Value
$98,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
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 39 responses
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  • Indian Showdown
    18%
  • Pontiac Holiday tournament
    15%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    13%
  • Operation Graduation
    13%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • FFA Lock In
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
669
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,390
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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I liked that we had many opportunities to learn different things. We created "Spread the Word to end the Word" which helps with bullying around all the schools. I played basketball for a couple years and I have been in Law Enforcement class in my schools LACC. I have learned so many things being in high school that I didn't quite expect. Of course, there are times where I struggled but I made it to my senior year wishing I could finish it without the COVID-19 being an issue for me. I honestly wish I could stay in High School because of how much I enjoyed it.
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I enjoyed how a majority of the staff were very supportive of the students. As someone who excelled academically, I felt as though my teachers were always there to support me academically and emotionally when I needed them. I was able to take a wide diversity of classes that helped me be prepared for college. Since I was pursuing being Valedictorian, I was pushed into certain classes that were not beneficial to my learning and ultimately were just a hassle on top of my difficult AP level classes.
What I like about PTHS is that as a student you have many possibilities to do something. The school has Key club, sports for every season, LACC (Livingston Area Career Canter) classes are just right around the corner. There is also year book, poetry club, The Chief (schools news paper), Marching band/band, science club, chest club and many more.