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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Poston Butte High School is a public school located in San Tan Valley, AZ. It has 1,918 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
32375 North Gantzel Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
Telephone
(480) 474-6100
Website

Poston Butte High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
48 responses
Average ACT
23
114 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,049
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,187
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
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  • Spirit weeks
    24%
  • Homecoming (week, dance, game)
    18%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Culinary Events
    6%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Student council events
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,918
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
60%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,275/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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What I like about Poston Butte is all the teachers I have learned from. They inspire me to go after my dreams and to always do my best. They always check up on me and made sure that I am caught up in my classes. Also just the school as in a whole is amazing to the staff and the students there. Not only is that what i like about Poston, it is the programs they have for students. They have an amazing program called "Cavit" that lets you learn careers from Massage Therapy, to Nursing, and to law. The program i'm in right now is Massage Therapy and I love it! I will get my permit by the end of high school and start my career going into college. I couldn't have done it without Poston Butte and i'm glad to be part of their school.
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Poston Butte is overall a good high school for those living in the surrounding area. The staff & faculty are caring & the administration is welcoming & open to solving any problems. Some classes, however, are very large & the classrooms aren't big enough to accomodate many students. The school population is growing every year & it's starting to become slightly smothering, but it's a great school!
Poston Butte has really never been an enjoyable place to be. While the teachers there are nice, many of them fail in the teaching category and rather than being able to teach us in a way that accommodates a STUDENT’s understanding of a subject they teach in a way that makes it seem like they are just doing light reading for themselves. The students are decent, but many of them are intolerable and varying forms of drug users. The administration is frustrating to deal with majority of the time and places reputation above student education. If I would want anything to change it would start at the very top with the administration being exchanged for people who would rather see students succeed over or alongside athletes.