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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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 350 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
1500 Van Ness St
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1220
68 responses
Average ACT
27
9 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$50,330
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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Students

Diversity
B
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Students
350
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,092
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.5%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,934/ year
National
$12,239
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When I went to the high school in Port Townsend, the school was more of low class, from what I was use to. Like for example in PE class not all students have to participate in the class. For the media class that I was in you don't have to do anything in the class and you could get B in the class.
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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.
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.