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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
Website

Poquoson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
140 responses
Average ACT
29
31 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$88,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$949
Median Home Value
$316,800
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
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 27 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • Homecoming week festivities
    26%
  • Band competition/color guard
    11%
  • ShowChoir
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Sadie Hawkins
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

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.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,111
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,950/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Poquoson High School Reviews

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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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Throughout my time at Poquoson High School, I have thoroughly enjoyed my enrollment in multi-leveled academic courses, as well as my participation in various clubs, organizations, and volunteer based programs. Personally, I have always found it easy to have good relationships with my teachers and academic advisers, as they provide great amounts of care and compassion to myself and my classmates. However, there is always room for improvement. In my opinion, Poquoson High School should consider the availability to prosper through opening up new doors regarding diversity within the student body, along with having more of an open-minded view when it comes to the students’ ideas and requests. All in all, I believe that I have gained an abundance of knowledge from my time at Poquoson and I look forward to continuing my academic career after high school.
Not as many elective opportunities as other schools. Administration says they are against bullying, but it runs rampant, as do smoking, juuling, and a culture of pandering to football players and other athletes. Teachers are pressured to change athlete grades to keep them eligible and make them attractive to colleges. Athletes have been protected from assault charges to protect the team and the school name - charges were pressed and victim was ostracised. Students aren't taught how to write well and aren't prepared to write college essays.