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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Poquoson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Poquoson, VA. It has 760 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
51 Odd Rd
Poquoson, VA 23662
Telephone
(757) 868-7123
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Poquoson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
127 responses
Average ACT
28
28 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$84,643
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$949
Median Home Value
$301,800
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Football games
    27%
  • Homecoming week festivities
    27%
  • Band competition/color guard
    14%
  • Sadie Hawkins
    9%
  • ShowChoir
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
760
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,111
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,950/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Throughout my high school years, I was consistently content. A majority of my teachers were unique in the way they taught class and were always very eager to assist students. Poquoson is known for it's exceeding academics. In response, I was greatly prepared for academics in college. I attend James Madison University, I love every second of it! Unfortunately, PHS did not prepare me for a culture change. Poquoson schools are not very diverse at all. I grew up with the same students I went to pre-school with. Our city is very small compared to others. Going to JMU allowed me to be friends with different individuals, I am so thankful for it. I wish I could have received the same experience throughout high school. I feel as if I could have learned and been much more experienced going to college. However, Poquoson has such incredible teachers, academics, college readiness, sports, and resources. I am blessed to have been able to attend PHS and JMU, I learn something new each day!
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Poquoson High School is a part of a community that is offset from its surroundings. It is home to a highly homogeneous population, both physically and in beliefs. The resources that the school has to use and offer are lacking in most every way, the school and its capital are outdated and run down, and there is a very small variety of AP and other high-level courses offered. However, the education system is still one of the better ones around, the administration is good, and the sports are above-par.
Poquoson High School is a rural public school situated in southeast Virginia. The faculty is various in teaching methods depending on one's subject matter as STEM classes are exceptional, but elective classes and teachers are rather lethargic or the class does not place enough importance on its significance (such as marketing, economics, psychology, etc...) The administrative body is superb in handling situations and engaging with students and do all they can do for each and every one of us to make our high school experience above the norm. I am the only deaf student at PHS; in my experience, a 504 Plan only goes so far. I do not feel as if my accommodations were amicable in the sense that funding provided. Perhaps the biggest issue with Poquoson is its lack of diversity and cliche social groups where, deviating from the social standards, results in isolation to many. Overall, Poquoson tries its best and I am thankful for all it has done for me at its abilities.