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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Poston Butte High School is a public school located in San Tan Valley, AZ. It has 1,454 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Poston Butte High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1130
65 responses
Average ACT
23
147 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$67,349
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,256
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,400
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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
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  • Spirit weeks
    22%
  • Homecoming (week, dance, game)
    20%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Student council events
    5%
  • Culinary Events
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,454
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,759
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$7,397/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Poston Butte is filled with teachers with priorities that don’t usually include their students’ well-being. There are teachers that don’t care about your future, but there are a few teachers that stand out, because they care. Most of the teachers I’ve had care enough, but few care so much. These few have fought me further than I could imagine, and will continue to help me prosper, because that’s what their priority is. It isn’t the school that’s helping me, it’s those few teachers that will go above and beyond for me. Poston Butte is lucky to have them.
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I just graduated from Poston Butte on Thursday day and I gotta say this school had it's ups and downs but overall it's a great school. I was fortunate enough to have fantastic teachers all fours years ,each of them helping me expand my knowledge and grow my confidence. The facilities aren't that great but we get by, it's not entirely the schools fault. The administration and staff always try to make the best out of any situation that was thrown our way. My sister is know going to attend Poston as a freshman and I know they will take care of her and guide her to the right path for a great future.
I have been involved throughout my 4 years attending Poston Butte High School. I have had many good experiences with being apart of the cheer team, company dance, and starting my own fashion club. The experiences with other students and teachers within these activities have been good yet there is one major thing that needs to change to better programs within the school, which is the funding that goes into these programs. The school has no money to contribute to the art programs within the school. Money that is put into the programs are from students. If we had more funding these programs wold achieve so much more. The school doesn't only have no money for these programs yet there is not the proper materials needed to succeed, for example theater and dance programs have no auditorium. We have a space and a plan for one yet they still have not have the funding for the last ten years. If the school had the money and resources for these programs the school would improve tremendously.