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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Port Townsend High School is an above average, public school located in Port Townsend, WA. It has 368 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Port Townsend High School...
Address
1500 Van Ness St
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Telephone
(360) 379-4520
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1210
54 responses
Average ACT
27
9 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,753
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$301,700
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.
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
368
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,806
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.5%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,908/ year
National
$12,239
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The music program is strong, especially the orchestra. The quality of the math classes are low, yet the history classes are rigorous. All the students from Freshmen to Seniors get a long together yet the math education is lacking. The need for more teachers is obvious.
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PTHS is a unique school. From the outside, it appears to be a typical rural school district. However, parental involvement, teachers, and clubs and activities take this school up a notch. I was plenty challenged in high school and felt adequately prepared for college. I still keep in touch with several teachers from PTHS, as they genuinely care about the success and well being of students.
My daughter had a hard time agreeing with many teachers. Professor's personal views should be left out of the classroom here. She enjoyed her three years of track and field, and the high school does have a wonderful athletic program. As Maritime Studies become more prevalent, the school takes away elective classes. I would not put her in this school if I could do it again.