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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 High School is a public school located in Pontiac, MI. It has 844 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 3% of students are at least proficient in math and 21% in reading.
Address
1051 Arlene Ave
Pontiac, MI 48340
Telephone
(248) 451-7315
Website

Pontiac High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
21%
Percent Proficient - Math
3%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
940
42 responses
Average ACT
19
29 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
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 10 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    70%
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day
    20%
  • Say No to Drugs Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
844
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
92%
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
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,485
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,624/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Well, there is this school program that is called International Technology Academy which I go. They taught how to collaborate with other students.
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The school has started to become increasingly great! Laptops are assigned to every student so that they can do work even when they are not in school. The principle and counselor has invited many colleges to come visit our school and give out information about their colleges. The principle, counselor, and some teachers over there are really great people. There are some teachers that shows favoritism, while some just assign book work and does not really teach. The good teachers, however, are really fantastic teachers that great enthusiasm when teaching! The dress code is something I do not mind since I like wearing those types of clothing. The real issue here is not the teachers, but majority of the students that attend this school. Most of the students come from neighborhoods or have parents with lots of "bad" influence. Because of that, many students are ignorant about many things, disrespectful to teachers, violent towards other students, and tend to do their own thing instead of paying attention in class. Students would steal almost anything when they get the chance. I once got my battery from my phone stolen! The School Board of Education would blame teachers for the student's academic progression. That is not fair when the students are the one that does not care about their education! I remember seeing a student bubbling in circles at a fast pace on an exam in five minutes! Then, he just put his head down and slept. Although some teachers do deserve to be blamed, but not all of them should take the blame since most of this fault is the students. It's a decently good school, it is just the students there that makes everything worse than it should be.
My school which is international technology academy. Connected to Pontiac highschool. We are a project based learning school. With all the teachers connected to students. We offer many clubs such as the robotics team I'm on